FIFA World Cup 2022: Spain vs Costa Rica - Match Preview, Betting Odds and more

Spain and Costa Rica have faced each other thrice in international friendlies as the former have won twice and played a draw.

Tanishq SharmaAuthor

Updated - 23 November 2022 11:26 AM

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Spain are scheduled to square off against Costa Rica in their FIFA World Cup 2022, Group E opener on Wednesday at the Al-Thumama Stadium. The 2010 World Cup champions and the CONCACAF side are placed in the Group E alongside Germany and Japan.

Spain were eliminated in the Round of 16 by then hosts Russia in the 2018 World Cup and will look to improve their performance in the FIFA World Cup 2022 while Costa Rica were knocked out of the group stage in 2018 and will look to improve their run at the FIFA World Cup 2022. Costa Rica's best FIFA World Cup run came in 2014 when the team reached the quarterfinals stage.

Spain vs Costa Rica: Match Preview

Head-To-Head:

  • Spain and Costa Rica have faced each other thrice in international friendlies.   Spain vs Costa Rica: How to Watch
  • Spain have defeated Costa Rica twice in 2015 and 2017 while both the teams played a 2-2 draw in 2011.

Top Players:

  • Spain include Alvaro Morata, Sergio Busquets, Ansu Fati, Pedri, Gavi as their top players.
  • Costa Rica include Keylor Navas, Joel Campbell, Celso Borges, Bryan Luiz as their top players.

Predicted halftime scores: (Spain 3-0 Costa Rica)

  • 1st Half: 1-0
  • 2nd Half: 2-0

Spain vs Costa Rica: Betting Odds (FT)

Handicap (Spread): 2.5 points (Spain -2.5)
Over/Under: 2.5 (Over)
Prediction: Spain 1-2 Costa Rica

Money Line:

  • Spain have -650 odds to pick up the win, while Costa Rica are listed at +1800 to claim victory.
  • The draw between Spain and Costa Rica has been listed at +650 odds.

Handicap (Spread):

  • Spain scored a total of 15 goals in 8 matches at the UEFA World Cup qualifiers while Costa Rica scored 13 goals in 14 CONCACAF qualifiers.
  • From their opponents, Spain conceded five goals in the qualifiers while Costa Rica managed a difference of five goals more.
  • Costa Rica (+2.5) are placed on -190 odds while Spain (-2.5) have +135 odds.

Over/Under:

  • The full-time score has been set to 2.5 goals. Over -155, Under +110.

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