Switzerland v Costa Rica, World Cup 2018, Match Preview


Switzerland will be looking to book their place in the last 16 when they face Costa Rica in a Group E fixture on Wednesday night at the Nizhy Novgorod Stadium and we take a look at the game from a betting angle.



Switzerland are level on 4 points with Brazil at the top of the group but behind on goal difference.  They are 22/10 to win the group and as short as 1/100 to qualify from the group while Brazil are the favourites to win at 4/10 and you can get 14/1 on Serbia winning the group.  Costa Rica are unfortunately heading home having lost both their fixtures. Click here for outright Group E betting


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Switzerland drew their opening fixture 1-1 with Brazil and then came from behind to beat Serbia 2-1 and put themselves in prime position to go through to the next round or possibly even win the group.

Costa Rica saw their World Cup hopes extinguished when they conceded 2 late injury time goals to lose 2-0 to Brazil in their second match.  They previously lost 1-0 to Serbia and while they cannot progress in the tournament they are certainly able to influence it.

These sides have met in 2 friendly Internationals over the years with each team claiming a victory.



Switzerland 7/10

Draw 23/10

Costa Rica 21/4


Suggested bet:  Switzerland win at 7/10.

If there is one thing we have seen so far at the World Cup, it is that just because a team has been eliminated early it doesn’t mean they won’t give their best in the third game and Costa Rica should not be under-estimated. That being said this is a massive opportunity for Switzerland and I have been very impressed with the way they have played to date and think they have the beating of this Costa Rica side.


Note: Prices correct at the time of posting but are subject to change