Brazil Costa Rica 22.06.2018 Free fixed predictions
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Brazil started very strong in the first minutes against Switzerland and led the result in 20 minutes with the perfect performance of Kouttinho. Then the team relaxed and played haughty. This led to the Swiss team's possession of the ball and the equalizing goal was not late. In the second half of the second part, again, the Brazilians played better and missed some good positions with which they could win the game.
Switzerland is number 6 FIFA rankings and the won against Brazil should not be considered as a big surprise. In the Brazilian camp it was thought that the game was already won in 20 minutes, which resulted in a relaxed game and hilarious action on the pitch. Neimar disappointed his supporters and many wondered why the striker was not replaced in the second half.
Costa Rica transferred form from its weak control meetings to the first match of the World Cup against Serbia. In the first part, the Costa Rican had their attacking position, but that was probably due to the experience of the Serbian team's toys and their expectation. Costa Rica's players fared well and allowed only three beats to reach their door in the first part.
Colarov's performance was a direct free kick in 56 minutes, which was enough for Russia's minimum success. Until the end of the game, the Costa Ricanians were more adept at the ball, wandering in front of the opposing door, but they did not get any sense of attack. The search for a goal led to space in the half of Costa Rica and the team did not defend well against the counter-attacks.
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The Brazilian national team staggeringly conducted both the selection for the World Cup and the preparations for the final part of the mundial. Only this year, "Selesao" finished with Russia - 3: 0, Germany - 1: 0, Croatia - 2: 0 and Austria - 3: 0. Nevertheless, in the debut match of the World Championship "pentakampone" could not win. Despite the total advantage of the Brazilians, Switzerland stood up, earning a precious mark.
Brazil failed to win its starting match at the World Cup for the first time since 1978. Did not leave the group "pentakamponey" at the World Championships for the last time in general more than 50 years ago.
On the state of the Brazilian national team can be found in a separate blog.
Costa Rica's defeat from Serbia seriously reduced its chances of reaching the next round. Now the team of Oscar Ramirez, to accurately leave the group, you need to beat Switzerland and Brazil. Perhaps, "Los Ticos" in some match will suffice and draw, but it depends on the results of other fights.
The most important thing is that with Costa Rica Serbia played well. She even owned the ball and dealt an almost identical number of hits. But the Balkans simply were more fortunate. In their composition there is Kolarov, who perfectly performs free punches.
Recently, even a simple participation in the World Cup was a success for Costa Rica. Planku this team picked up on the last mundiale, where she went to the quarterfinals. And having won the first place in the "death group" with Italy, Uruguay and England. However, it is possible that those glorious times for Costa Rica have passed. "Los Ticos" for two years did not win strong rivals with the exception of the United States. Belgium and England before the start of the mundialya team Ramirez lost 1: 4 and 0: 2, respectively.
More information about the national team of Costa Rica can be found on the link.
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STATISTICS AND PERSONAL MEETINGS
The unbeaten Brazilian series is equal to 12 matches.
Only in two of them "pentakampeony" failed to score.
Brazil in the final stage of the World Cup only twice in the last ten matches won with a big score.
Costa Rica lost seven of the 11 previous meetings.
However, in official matches, Costa Rica did not allow itself to lose with a major account since 2016. During this time, "Los Ticos" played 24 matches.
Costa Rica lost to Brazil in all five previous meetings. But the last two dueling "Selesao" won the Costa Ricans only with the score 1: 0.
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The central battle of the coming Friday can rightly be considered as a confrontation between the national teams of Brazil and Costa Rica. The teams will converge in the second round of the group stage of the World Championship. The fact that both participants need to win should add to the entertainment. Bookmakers in this pair are considered favorites of the nominal hosts, which looks absolutely logical.
Future guests can not be called an outsider quartet, but after the reporting game they risk losing all chances of continuing the fight in the World Cup. "Elected" vaguely started in the fields of Russia, so now the fans are waiting for their favorites attacking and productive football. Who will earn the important three points?
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