Costa Rica and Canada will meet on Sunday in Dallas, Texas at AT&T Stadium in the CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinals. The two sides are just three wins away from winning the Gold Cup and making a bold statement in the region.

Canada finished second in Group B just behind the Americans. After posting a 4-1 win over Martinque and a 4-1 victory against Haiti, Canada fell 1-0 to the United States. Manager John Herdman won’t be too downhearted about the loss to the Yanks as Canada kept the scoreline low and gave up just one goal – which came in the first minute of the game.

Costa Rica topped Group C thanks to a matchday 3 win over Jamaica. Los Ticos were perfect in the group stage collecting nine points from nine on offer in the group. Along with a 1-0 win over Jamaica, Costa Rica defeated Guadeloupe 3-1 and Suriname 2-1.

The winner of Sunday’s match in Dallas will play against the winner of the quarterfinal featuring Mexico and Honduras. On paper, the Mexicans should get past Honduras to set up the semifinal in Houston on July 29. Costa Rica last reached the semifinals of the Gold Cup in 2017. Meanwhile, Canada have not reached the tournament’s last four since 2007. They have been eliminated from the Gold Cup at the quarterfinal stage in each of the last two editions of the competition.

Costa Rica vs Canada Betting Odds

 

 

Costa Rica have the slight edge in betting odds according to leading sportsbooks. Thanks to the team’s recent successes of making the World Cup in two of the last three editions, Costa Rica will be expected to win versus Canada. Sportsbooks’ best betting odds for Costa Rica to win the match outright are 33/20.

 

Los Ticos posted a +4-goal difference in the group stage with six goals for and two against. They are coming off of a win to nil against Jamaica and will fancy their chances of holding Canada scoreless.

The Canadians were held scoreless by the United States. It was the first time all tournament that Canada had failed to score a goal. They had won their two opening matches by identical 4-1 scorelines until the Americans stopped the Canadian attack.

Canada’s defence have allowed goals to opponents in each game of the Gold Cup thus far. Sportsbooks’ best betting odds for Canada to win against Costa Rica are 39/20. Meanwhile, the best betting odds for the game to finish as a draw are set at 41/20.

Costa Rica vs Canada Team News

Costa Rica veteran midfielder Bryan Ruiz got his first goal of the tournament against Jamaica. The former Fulham man will start against Canada and help to link the team’s play from back to front. Former Arsenal forward Joel Campbell is the team’s top goalscorer. He has scored twice already at the Gold Cup as he found the back of the net against Suriname and Guadeloupe.

Costa Rica manager Luis Fernando Suarez has won each of his first three games in charge of the team. Suarez has a veteran-heavy national squad that has rolled back the years. Suarez won’t have starting goalkeeper Leonel Moreira after the shot-stopper was sent off in the second half versus Jamaica. Esteban Alvarado is likely to play the quarterfinal versus Canada. Central defenders Calvo and Kendall Waston will return from suspension.

Canada are missing their two best players at this summer’s Gold Cup. Bayern Munich’s Alphonso Davies is ruled out of the tournament with an ankle ligament injury. Lille’s Jonathan David is not with the Canada team. He is in France preparing for Lille’s Ligue 1 title defence. Had the two players been available, Canada’s chances of winning the Gold Cup would be improved.

Costa Rica vs Canada H2H

Costa Rica will fancy their chances of a win versus Canada in the Gold Cup quarterfinals. Los Ticos lead the head-to-head series against the Canadians with a record of 8W-9D-4L. The two national teams first met in 1985 with Costa Rica picking up a 1-0 victory.

Their most recent match was played in 2017 with the game ending in a 1-1 draw. The last two matches between Costa Rica and Canada finished in draws with under 2.5 goals scored. Canada are aiming to reach the semifinals for the first time since 2007.

Costa Rica vs Canada Prediction

Both teams to score: YES @ 11/10 - BET NOW

 

 

Our betting tips for the quarterfinal between Costa Rica and Canada takes into account the teams’ form at the Gold Cup. Our prediction is for both teams to score. Two of Canada’s three games in the group stage ended with both teams scoring goals. Costa Rica saw two of their three matches at the tournament finish with both sides finding the back of the net.

 

Joel Campbell to score anytime @ 3/1 - BET NOW

 

 

Joel Campbell has scored two goals and tallied two assists for Costa Rica at the Gold Cup. The former Arsenal player has had a hot hand at the tournament and will start once more for Los Ticos in the quarterfinal. Campbell has played 268 of the 270 minutes of Costa Rica’s matches at the tournament. Our betting prediction is that Campbell could find the back of the net against the Canadians.

 

Over 2.5 goals scored @ 7/5 - BET NOW

 

 

Our betting tips experts believe the quarterfinal between Costa Rica and Canada could finish with over 2.5 goals scored. Costa Rica saw over 2.5 goals in two of their three group games. Canada also saw two of their three group stage matches finish with over 2.5 goals. Both of those games had identical 4-1 scorelines.

 

Canada benefitted from playing poor competition to kick off the tournament. They claimed wins against Martinque and Haiti before the Americans brought them back to Earth. Costa Rica have powered on through the tournament. Our betting prediction is that Costa Rica will win and eliminated Canada at the quarterfinal stage for a third straight season.