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Costa Rica head into an encounter against Germany in the World Cup this coming Thursday. Their final group stage match will be played out at Al Bayt Stadium.

Following the second round of the group stage, Costa Rica are number three on three points, whereas Germany have one point as number four. Costa Rica arrive at this match placed as number 31 in the FIFA world ranking, while Germany lack behind as number 11 in the world.

Costa Rica ranked as hefty favourites with the bookmakers to finish bottom of the group. They face a daunting prospect against the Germans but amazingly, they are in with a real chance of going through to the next round.

Germany are big favourites to win and they also need a win to go through. And this is not even enough, as they also need a bit of help from Spain.

Costa Rica vs Germany Prediction

Costa Rica Form

Costa Rica beat Nigeria by 2-0, lost 7-0 against Spain, before defeating Japan 0-1. Costa Rica were able to win seven of their previous 10 games across all tournaments, while drawing one of the games. They suffered defeat in two of these outings.

Costa Rica go into their next World Cup match, averaging a humble 1.4 goals per game in their last ten matches. They scored a mundane 14 times, while conceding 13 goals. That amounts to an average of 1.3 per game, where they kept their opponents from scoring five times.

Germany Form

In has been a bit of everything for Germany in their previous three matches, as they first beat Oman by 0-1. This was followed by a disappointing 1-2 defeat against Japan, before an encounter with Spain produced a 1-1 draw. Germany claimed a modest two wins from their previous 10 matches across all tournaments. They drew six of the games, whilst losing two.

Germany are currently decent goalscorers, as they managed a bearable 15 goals in the past ten outings for an average of 1.5 goals a game. Their opponents scored a total of 13 goals, and while Germany claimed a clean sheets one time, they conceded an average of 1.3 goals per match.

Tournament Overview

Costa Rica go into their third World Cup group match on three points, and pressure is on. With a bit of luck a draw could send them through, and how much are they willing to risk? It has been a tough opening to the World Cup for Germany, who's only managed to claim one point at this stage. At least this makes their objective very clear before the final group match. They need three point to qualify.

Costa Rica vs Germany Stats

  • In 23 of the last 25 Costa Rica matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • Costa Rica have not lost 12 of the last 14 matches
  • Costa Rica have scored in 9 of the last 11 matches
  • In 3 of the last 4 Costa Rica matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
  • Germany have not lost 15 of the last 17 matches
  • Germany have scored in 18 of the last 20 matches
  • In 7 of the last 9 matches Germany played, both teams scored
  • In 8 of the last 10 Germany matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • Germany have conceded in 8 of the last 9 matches

Costa Rica vs Germany Lineups

Costa Rica vs Germany Betting Tips

With another World Cup season only just beginning to take form, we are still a bit in the dark as to who will dominate the scoring charts for both Costa Rica and Germany. Accordingly, we have listed some of the players who are expected to be getting it on for each team this season.

In their last 10 matches across all tournaments, Costa Rica won seven times, drew one and lost two times. Germany claimed two wins, drew six times and lost two in their last 10 games across all tournaments.

Costa Rica have gone through an impressive 9 games without losing even once as the home side. Germany have hit a nice vein of form, not losing any of their last 10 away games.

Costa Rica witnessed over 2.5 goals in four of their previous ten matches across all tournaments in which they averaged 1.4 goals a game. Over 2.5 goals came up in three of Germany's previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 1.5 goals in these matches.

Over 2.5 goals came up one time in the previous one encounter between Costa Rica and Germany, as Costa Rica scored two goals on average per game and Germany averaging four goals. Both teams scored in one time of these matches.

Costa Rica scored the first goal in six out of their last ten games. Costa Rica probably enjoy the prospect of scoring on Thursday, as Germany managed only one clean sheets in the previous 10 matches. The former claimed five clean sheet in their last 10 matches.