Place: Belgium. City of Brussels. The King Baudouin Stadium.
Date: on the 11th of June, 2018 (Monday)
Match start: 19:45 (GMT+1)
Tournament: Friendly match
Belgium (the head coach Roberto Martínez)
During the previous FIFA World Cup in Brazil, taking into account the superstar squad, Marc Wilmots’s team has been initially considered to be one of the favorites. And after early game completion at the group stage of Spain, Italy, England and Portugal, chances of Belgians for participation in final rounds of the playoffs have considerably increased.
But, after the victory over the USA (2:1) in 1/8 finals Mark Wilmots’s team became the quarterfinal rival of Argentina. It was the fascinating and unforgettable battlel of superstars of world football in which Thibaut Courtois, Vincent Kompany, Axel Witsel, Marouane Fellaini, Kevin de Bruyne, Eden Hazard and their partners have lost to Lionel Messi, Gonzalo Higuain, Angel Di Maria, Ezequiel Lavezzi and to whole star “albiceleste” (0:1).
In four years Belgium has completely saved all the best players and now under the leadership of the Spanish coach Roberto Martinez is also one of the bright favorites of the forthcoming FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Costa Rica (the head coach Óscar Ramírez)
In the last test match Roberto Martinez’s team has crushed Egypt (3:0). Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard and Marouane Fellaini were the stars. But, to tell the truth, it should be noted, that the best forward of Egyptians and also of Liverpool Mohammed Salah didn’t play in this match.
And now here, on the main football arena of the country -the King Baudouin Stadium- Belgium will meet with other participant of the forthcoming world championship – national team of Costa Rica.
In the first test match which was held last Sunday Costa Rica at home arena has lowered in class the national team of Northern Ireland (3:0). This North American team can be proud of such popular players as the goalkeeper of Real Madrid Keylor Navas, the holding midfielder Celso Borges (Deportivo) and also two forwards – Bryan Ruiz (Sporting Lisbon) and Joel Campbell (Betis).
Bookmaker coefficients on the match Belgium vs Costa Rica
Bearing in mind absolutely different number of players of the highest class and also a factor of the home meeting, Roberto Martinez’s team is quite obvious favorite of this pair:
Belgium – 1.15, Costa Rica – 15.00.
After the victory over Egypt, during the after match press conference the Spanish coach of Belgium has said that it has already decided on the choice of the main line-up in which Axel Witsel, Kevin de Bruyne, Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku will become irreplaceable players. Undoubtedly, in the forthcoming sparring, middle level Costa Rica will find it difficult to fight with Roberto Martinez’s stars.
Our tips: total over 2.5 – odds 1.85 Asianodds
Our tips: total over 3 – odds 2.48 5Dimes