The season 2018/19 is completed at club level. In the coming days and weeks, the national teams are moving into the center of attention. Although no European Championship or World Cup is on the program, there are the continental championships in Africa, North and Central America as well as in South America. The teams are accordingly in preparation and play some test matches. Among other things, it comes to the duel between Peru and Costa Rica!
Today’s Betting Prediction Peru vs Costa Rica
The South Americans will start in the Copa America on 15 June. Only two days later, the Gold Cup for Costa Rica begins. The preparation for the respective continental championship is accordingly short. Peru are playing two qualifying matches (there is another one against Colombia), Costa Rica is the only match before the start of the Gold Cup. Played in the Estadio Monumental of Lima. The home side are relatively clearly favored by the bookmakers. For a home victory in the duel between Peru and Costa Rica are offered for a corresponding tip odds of under 1.50.
With an outstanding World Cup qualification Peru succeeded in 2018 for the first time since 1982 again the qualification for a World Cup. The underdog can not count on international top players compared to many South American competitors, but convinced by a strong collective. Thanks to the strong results, Peru climbed to the top ten in the FIFA World Ranking. Before the start of the World Cup, Peru remained unbeaten 15 times in a row. In Russia, however, came the rude awakening and after losing to Denmark and France, the South Americans were eliminated after two group matches. At the end there was at least a conciliatory victory against Australia.
Since the FIFA World Cup finals, only friendlies have been played for the current FIFA World Cup No. 21. The results, however, were more than bad. Only in the games against Paraguay and Chile, there was a victory to celebrate. Compared to recent months, head coach Ricardo Gareca can once again count on veteran and ex-Germany legionnaire Paolo Guerrero. The striker has served his doping suspension and returns to the squad for the Copa America 2019. In a group with Brazil, Venezuela and Bolivia, reaching Peru’s knockout phase must be the big goal.
Gates were few and far between at the last internationals of Peru. In four out of the last five internationals a tip on the under 2.5 was the right decision. Therefore, between Peru and Costa Rica a prediction to a maximum of two goals is quite conclusive. Both teams are certainly not recorded after the long season and the short meeting and some voting problems in the game forward would come as no surprise.
Expected formation of Peru:
➤ Gallese – Trauco, Zambrano, Santamaria, Advincula – Cartagena, Tapia – Benavente, Cueva, Flores – Farfan
Last Games of Peru:
⚽️ 27.03.2019 – Peru vs. El Salvador 0: 2 (Friendly Match)
⚽️ 23.03.2019 – Peru vs. Paraguay 1: 0 (friendly)
⚽️ 21.11.2018 – Peru vs. Costa Rica 2: 3 (Friendly Match)
⚽️ 16.11.2018 – Peru vs. Ecuador 0: 2 (friendly)
⚽️ 17.10.2018 – USA vs Peru 1: 1 (friendly)
The time before the World Cup, during the World Cup and also after the World Cup was a real horror for Costa Rica. Nine times in succession Costa Rica remained without any success and could only achieve a draw at the World Cup against Switzerland. The crisis of form seems to have been overcome. In the last five internationals, the team of head coach Gustavo Matosas could celebrate at least three wins. Among other things, a game against Peru could be won. In view of this appears in the recent duel between Peru and Costa Rica a tip on the guests at the current rates at first glance quite lucrative. In cross-comparison, the squad of South Americans, however, is much higher classified than that of Costa Rica.
The big stars in the squad of the current FIFA World Cup No. 38 are still the same players who impressed at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Goalkeeper Keylor Navas, captain Bryan Ruiz and winger Joel Campbell continue to form the backbone. While Keylor Navas could earn the title “international class” with his achievements at Real Madrid, Ruiz and Campbell turned down completely. In addition, the ravages of time gnaw at the actors. Costa Rica is an extremely experienced team, with hardly young talents to be found.
The group stage at the CONCACAF Gold Cup should not be a problem for Costa Rica. Although Costa Rica is certainly no longer among the best teams in the world, the Matosas team is clearly favored against Nicaragua, Bermuda and Haiti. The quarter-finals are an absolute must.
Expected formation of Costa Rica:
➤ Navas – Matarrita, Duarte, Gonzalez, Gamboa – Borges, Cruz – Campbell, Ruiz, Lassiter – George
Last matches of Costa Rica:
⚽️ 27.03.2019 – Costa Rica Vs. Jamaica 1: 0 (friendly)
⚽️ 23.03.2019 – Guatemala Vs. Costa Rica 1: 0 (friendly)
⚽️ 02.02.2019 – USA vs Costa Rica 2: 0 (Friendly Match)
⚽️ 21.11.2018 – Peru vs. Costa Rica 2: 3 (Friendly Match)
⚽️ 17.11.2018 – Chile vs. Costa Rica 2: 3 (Friendly Match)
Peru vs Costa Rica Direct comparison
There has not been a competitive match between Peru and Costa Rica yet, but they have faced each other seven times in a friendly during the past. Peru have won four of these seven games and Costa Rica have won twice, including in their last encounter. Costa Rica also played in Peru in November 2018, scoring a close 3-2 away win!
Peru vs Costa Rica Our Best Betting Prediction
For the teams from South and Central America, the time of the friendly matches will soon end. For almost a year, there was no competitive match on the program for the teams. Currently, the teams prepare for the continental championships. Peru is a big favorite against Costa Rica, according to ratings. Due to the home advantage and also the stronger squad the favorites position is justified. However, no value in the existing odds can be seen.
Key Facts – Peru vs Costa Rica tips
🔻 Peru celebrated only two victories in the last eight internationals!
🔻 Costa Rica celebrated a 3-2 away win in Peru in November!
🔻 After nine winless games, Costa Rica have won three of their last five games!
Instead of a tip in the three-way market should therefore be looking for alternatives. In November there was a peat festival with five goals between the two teams, but the tendency in this duel is more towards a under 2.5. Costa Rica last played three games in a row “Under 2.5”, Peru in four of the last five duels. In this respect, the prediction for the under 2.5 appears promising between Peru and Costa Rica.
Betting Prediction: Under 2.5 goals