Spain vs Costa Rica – International Friendly : With a relaxed campaign on the European qualification stage…
Spain demolished their group and pushed Italy to the play-offs, and on this duel against Costa Rica,
the trend is for their manager to use this friendly to analyse the performance of players who are normally less utilised by him,
but are important in big clubs and should be motivated to put up a good exhibition at home and gain some morale to maybe get called-up for the World Cup.
Unlike the Spanish team, the Costa Ricans have qualified for the World Cup in Russia in dramatic fashion, with the team proving to be just a shadow of what they were in 2014,
where they advanced in a group with teams like England, Italy and Uruguay and were only eliminated in the quarter-finals by the Netherlands, on penalties.
For today the team won’t have the goalkeeper Keylor Navas, which is their key player in the CONCACAF, despite still having Bolaños and Bryan Ruiz on the squad,
who are already overloaded since Costa Rica no longer has a number 9 with the quality of Joel Campbell to define their plays, although Ureña isn’t one of the worst.
Spain vs Costa Rica – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Spain is a much better team than Costa Rica and their superiority should translate into a rout in this encounter, especially if we consider the individual quality of their players and also the two teams’ campaigns in their respective groups.
Therefore, the most likely scenario is a comfortable win for Spain, covering this Handicap.
|Spain AH -2||