Football predictions for the World Cup match Switzerland – Costa Rica
“Nizhny Novgorod” stadium welcomes the third round of group E of the World Cup 2018 between the national selections of Switzerland – Costa Rica. The duel will be played on June 27, as Costa Rats have no chance to qualify in the next phase after losing their first two tournament games.
Costa Rica defeated Serbia 0-1 in its first World Cup final. This was a very disappointing loss for the Central American team. Oscar Ramirez’s pupils were not convinced that they deserved to take anything from the game after they offered very little in an assault. The team also failed to write in their second World Cup match 2018 after losing the favorite in the Brazilian group with 0:2.
Here we can say that the loss was quite unfortunate for Costa Rica after the “selesao” scored both hits after the regular 90 minutes. Oscar Ramirez, however, could not be pleased with the performance of his boys, who allowed many situations to Keylor Navas. The strikers Marco Urena and Marco Urena did not impress with their appearances and now have the last chance to please the nation with at least one goal scored at this world championship. Four years ago, Costa Rica has managed to leave a group with Italy, Spain and Uruguay, reaching the finals of the 2014 World Cup, but now obviously this team does not have the class and the players are not in such good shape.
Switzerland started the tournament by winning a point against the five-time world champion Brazil. Midfielder Steven Zuber appeared as a reserve to bring the point of his team. Things did not look good for the Swiss in their second match against Serbia after they were lagging behind after 50 minutes, but then Granit Xhaka’s famed shot rebounded. The Arsenal player with a shot shot the ball into Stojkovic’s network and returned the hopes of his team for the first win of the championship.
In the 90th minute, one of the stars of this Swiss team, Xherdan Shaqiri, made the score 2:1 after an excellent assault on the Gavranovic reserve, which appeared on the break in place of Seferovic. So Switzerland was in ecstasy after this match and is already seeing the 1/8-finalist of the World Cup, but they should not forget that they have more work to do against the hard team of Costa Rica, who even lost the chances of being ranked security will make the most of this opportunity.
Costa Rica has lost its last four games, scoring just one goal in that period
Los Ticos have only two wins in their last eight matches – 1:0 against Scotland and 3:0 against Northern Ireland
Costa Rica failed to score in four of his last five World Cup matches
Switzerland has only one loss in its past 19 matches in all tournaments
Vladimir Petkovic’s boys recorded three wins and two draws in their previous five games
Switzerland scored at least once in each of their last six matches
The Costa Rican team has major problems in assaulting this world championship. Their upcoming rival Switzerland demonstrated a good defense game and it would be very difficult for Los Ticos to score a goal in this game. The composition of Switzerland will be on the wings of inspiration after its success over Serbia in the last round. No supporters of Vladimir Petkovic will surprise the weakest team in the E group of this World Cup and I expect the Swiss team to register their second success at the World Cup 2018 to claim the first place in the group.