Spain vs Costa Rica: Prediction, predicted starting lineups – 2022 FIFA World Cup

Miracle O. Nwoke
Spain will kick off their 2022 FIFA World Cup campaign with a tricky game against Costa Rica on Wednesday.

Spain will only think about starting their 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar campaign with a win when they face Costa Rica on Wednesday.

The game will kick off at 17:00 UK time on Wednesday and the venue of the game has been fixed at Al Thumama Stadium.

The Spaniard can’t afford to finish this game without a win, given their next World Cup game is against Germany, who are touted as their direct rivals to battle for the top spot of Group E.

Luis Enrique will field his best team against Costa Rica as he understands that there’s no room for mistake plus the way the underdogs have performed so far.

Saudi Arabia stunned Argentina with a 2-1 win on Tuesday and Tunisia held Denmark to a frustrating goalless draw.

Spain are in top form, having won four of their last five matches across all competitions, including a tight 1-0 win over Portugal.

Costa Rica are also not lacking in form, having won six of their last eight matches including friendly matches. As a result, they will look to put up a fight over the 2010 World Cup champions on Wednesday evening.

Predicted Spain vs Costa Rica starting lineups

Spain: 

Goalkeeper: Simon

Defenders: Carvajal, Garcia, Torres, Alba

Midfielders: Gavi, Koke, Soler

Forwards: Fati, Asensio, Sarabia

Costa Rica:

Goalkeeper: Navas

Defenders: Duarte, Chacon, Martinez, Oviedo

Midfielders: Lopez, Wilson, Ruiz

Forward: Hernandez, Campbell, Zamora

Predictions for Spain vs Costa Rica

Spain to win

The Spanish side head into the game as the favourites, having won four of their last five matches. A win over Costa Rica, who have won six out of their last eight matches, is vital in their charge to finish at the top spot, given their next game is against Germany.

Bet on Spain to win

Over 2.5 goals

Spain are a good goalscoring side, although they have struggled in their recent games. They won their friendly game 3-1 over Jordan and there are chances that Costa Rica could get on the scoreboard even though it’s obvious they are the underdogs.

Bet on Over 2.5 goals
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