Costa Rica vs Nicaragua Match Info
Match date: 17thJun 2019
Kick-Off: 1.30 am
Stadium: Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica, San Jose.
Costa Rica vs Nicaragua Head to Head Record
Last 3 meetings:
18 Jan 2017 Costa Rica 0 – 0 Nicaragua
16 Dec 2015 Costa Rica 1 – 0 Nicaragua
3 Sep 2014 Costa Rica 3 – 0 Nicaragua
Matches played: 16
Costa Rica wins: 14
Nicaragua wins: 1
Costa Rica vs Nicaragua Stats
- Costa Rica struggled to produce away from home and saw struggles to lift their team spirits lately
- Nicaragua have seen a 5-1 loss to Argentina last week
- Los Ticos bagged 14 wins in 16 head-to-head clashes so far
Costa Rica vs Nicaragua Match Preview
Costa Rica host Nicaragua for their first Gold Cup outing and look to capitalize on the home turf, as they largely struggle to produce on the road but prove themselves a very tough nut to crack in front of the home fans time and time again.
Los Ticos thus come into the match with a narrow 1-0 loss to Peru behind them, which was also their third loss in four outings – all three coming away from home. They’ve beaten Jamaica (1-0) with a single goal from Keysher Fuller along the way, as Gustavo Matosas’ men surely look a lot more stable at the back here.
Nicaragua have to look for an upset and we have seen them cause some lately, as they held Bolivia to a thriller 2-2 draw and beat Barbados (0-1) since March. Still, they come into the match with a thrashing 5-1 loss to Argentina behind them and Henry Duarte has a lot to work on ahead of the clash.
Caciques have beaten Costa Rica just once in 16 head-to-head clashes so far but have held the rivals to a goalless draw last time out, ending a streak of 11 losses. However, it’s very tough to make a case for them to repeat such a quest this time around, despite the rivals’ struggles for consistency.
We will thus back Costa Rica to secure the important points and do so with confidence, as we go for them to win to Nil at 4/6 with Ladbrokes in hope we’re in for another tough defensive display in front of the fans at Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica.
However, we don’t feel we’re in for a very one-sided contest and this should prove a tough deadlock to break, which also has us sticking our necks out for a low-scoring match with Under 2.5 Goals FT at 13/10 with Coral.
Costa Rica vs Nicaragua Betting Tips
Costa Rica to win to Nil @ 4/6 with Ladbrokes
Under 2.5 Goals FT @ 13/10 with Coral
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