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Spain vs Costa Rica Bet Builder Tips: Big Spanish Win for 1.90 Builder

Spain vs Costa Rica Bet Builder Tips: Big Spanish Win for 1.90 Builder
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Spain vs Costa Rica Bet Builder: Wednesday, November, 23rd

Spain and Costa Rica meet on Wednesday afternoon at Al Thumama Stadium in Doha where only one outcome is expected. Here at bettingexpert News, we have come up with a Spain vs Costa Rica bet builder that provides some decent value.

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World Cup Group E, Wednesday, November 23rd, 16:00 (UK)

Luis Enrique – who is “the best coach on earth” as quoted by himself – has what is one of the easier opening games in all due respect to Costa Rica. The side from the Americas are massive outsiders in Group E, out as long as 13.00 to qualify.

Spain have 20 players from a total of 26 making their first appearance at the World Cup. That shows how big of a transition this is for La Roja. The semi-finalists at Euro 2020 are still down as the fourth favourites heading into the competition.

Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger doesn’t underestimate La Roja.

“Spain should never be written off,” he told Wettbasis. “Because technically there is a lot of potential in this team, especially with the duo in the defensive midfield with Pedri and Gavi”

Costa Rica are priced as high as 24.00 to claim a shock victory in Doha. That shows the scale of their task here. They’ve been given just a 9.8% chance of earning a place in the knockouts which is the lowest of any side in this year’s competition.

The recent form of Luis Fernando Suarez’s side may give them some hope. It’s just a single defeat in 12 matches this calendar year. They’ve found the back of the net on 10 separate occasions. The 26-man squad contains many who played a part in the 2014 tournament, so they’ve got bundles of experience but maybe lacking that well-needed quality.

Enrique will be expected to set up his Spain squad in a 4-3-3 formation, which Spain are best known for. Their tiki-taka style has made them a wonderful watch in recent years. They made it to the Nations League Final in October last year where they lost late against France despite taking the lead.

Spain vs Costa Rica Stats & Facts

  • Spain conceded just two times in their winning 2010 campaign
  • Costa Rica won their group in 2014, which contained England, Italy and Uruguay
  • Spain won three international competitions in a row: Euro 2008, World Cup 2010 and Euro 2012
  • Costa Rica are the only Central American side to have played in four World Cups

Spain vs Costa Rica Bet Builder

I’m backing the Europeans to make easy work of their opponents on Wednesday afternoon. They’ll dominate possession whilst Costa Rica will be camped in their own half attempting to shut out Luis Enrique’s side. They boast very little quality going forward which should see Spain have limited issues defensively.

The Spanish side are hugely short in price to earn all three points which in all fairness comes at little surprise. Selecting them to win by two clear goals boosts the price from 1.50 into a 1.90 play. It’s never fun backing a team not to score but in a circumstance like this, I believe it’s an angle to cover.

Winning will be hugely important for the vastly inexperienced Spain squad. This is by far the easiest match in the group so any slip-ups could be costly. Keylor Navas will be the man hoping to stop them in the Costa Rican net. The 35-year-old has kept three clean sheets in this competition which all came in 2014.

Keeping the game competitive will be important for the Costa Rica. They’ll need to frustrate Spain and limit them to very few chances. Conceding an early goal will give them a huge amount to do.

Overall, Spain should earn all three points in a relatively comfortable fashion. They have the quality across the squad to do so. A matchday one win would boost confidence. That will be vital given how few of these players have played in a World Cup before now.

  • Both Teams To Score – No
  • Spain To Win By 2+ Goals

Bet Builder odds: 1.90

Odds via bet365 as at 13:00 November 22nd 2022. Odds may now differ.

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