Costa Rica vs Panama predictions and betting tips on March 29, 2023
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On March 29, Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica (San José) will host the match of the 6th round of the CONCACAF Nations League, in which Costa Rica will compete with Panama. The battle will start at 04:00 CET.
The team was able to maintain a pleasant “trend” when it came to the World Cup one more time, albeit through the play-offs, knocking out New Zealand. It turned out to defeat Japan in Qatar. Still, the higher mentioned 1-0 success was between two defeats made by the European national teams. Speaking about the match against Spain, “Los Ticos” more than failed – Keylor Navas pulled the ball 7 times out of his gates. There was a real struggle with Germany, but a 2-4 score sent both teams home. Nowadays, it is important to switch to the regional tournament. To tell the truth, the results of the previous year were far from the best. Weak Martinique was beaten, but before that there had been a 0-2 score in the battle with Panama. This time the team started with a trip to an outsider. The opponent frayed the nerves – it scored a quick goal and, even remaining from an early segment of the game in the minority, was holding on. Only the 92nd minute of the battle brought the tiring 2-1 success!
The national team finally made its debut at the World Cup in 2018. To tell the truth, all the successes of the representative of Central America at the Russian arenas boiled down to the fact that it managed to score a couple of goals – all three matches were lost. The previous cycle gave one more chance, but the dispute for the 4th place was lost in the last battle just to the Costa Ricans. Moreover, there was a considerable final gap – 21 against 25 points. By the way, “the Canal Men” demonstrated the performance far from the best in the Nations League. What was the point of winning at home arena in the battles against Martinique (5-0) and Costa Rica, if after that there was a goalless draw in the match against the underdog of this trio? By the way, nowadays, two national teams have been called up. The experimental line-up was a sparring partner in the struggle with Argentina, and the version, which is closer to the main one, will go to the competitor for an official match.
The statistics of head-to-head matches
If Panama won the Nations League, Costa Rica was better during the qualification for the World Cup – an away 0-0 draw and a minimum victory at home arena.
Bookmakers still consider Costa Rica to be the favourite of the battle. It knows how to get ready at the right moment – thus, we bet on the victory of Keylor Navas and company (odd: 1.9).
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