Who will win Switzerland vs Costa Rica – Prediction & Odds, World Cup 2018

26th June 2018 | World Cup Betting category: World Cup 2018 Betting Predictions
Switzerland v Costa Rica- World Cup 2018

Switzerland vs Costa Rica World Cup Prediction 27th June 2018 – 7.00 p.m

A win for Switzerland guarantees them a place in the knockout stage of the competition and it could also put them in with a chance of topping Group H over Brazil. The Swiss will get to the next stage of the competition as long as Serbia lose against Brazil. The defeat for the Swiss and a point for Serbia against the South Americans though would leave things fascinatingly interesting. So this is just going to be about a bit of game management for Switzerland will be keeping one eye on the other fixture.

Switzerland vs Costa Rica Odds*

Switzerland 4/5
Draw 23/10
Costa Rica 5/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 25th, 2018 at 4:02 a.m.)

Who will win Switzerland vs Costa Rica?

Who will win this Switzerland v Costa Rica clash? We are actually having a hard time picking out a winner in this game as Switzerland will probably be confident of progressing with a draw. Just avoiding defeat will ease any drama with Serbia expected to lose against Brazil. Costa Rica were just be playing for pride.

Swiss to secure progress?

The situation ahead is pretty simple for Switzerland as they go into what on paper was going to be their easiest game of the group stage. The Swiss are sat on four points courtesy of an opening draw against Brazil and then a dramatic late win over Serbia. Switzerland were leading 1-0 at half time against Serbia in their second fixture, and at that point, the chances of Switzerland reaching the round of sixteen were a lot slimmer than they currently are. That is because after pulling level in the second half, Xherdan Shaqiri broke away in stoppage time to seal a 2-1 win for Switzerland. It means that they are a point ahead of Serbia and just have to match whatever the Serbians do against Brazil, to make it through.

There is a bigger incentive because if Switzerland goes out and wins handsomely, or if Brazil fails to beat Serbia, then the Swiss could actually top out their group. So this game is just going to be about managing what is in front of them and they look solid enough to warrant considering a Switzerland 1-0 correct score with bet365 at 5/1 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from June 25th, 2018 at 4:02 a.m.). Realistically Serbia are not expected to go out and beat Brazil and so that hands an extra margin of error for Switzerland in their quest to make it to the knockout stage and therefore they should handle themselves here.

Solid and steady

Switzerland are a solid and steady side and they are not a side who are likely to go out and dominate games and put a bunch of goals on the board. Their form is strong with a W3 D3 record in their last six and so they don’t look like losing this one. The best we have seen from them so far at the 2018 World Cup is when they had their backs against the wall in trying to fight back from that deficit against Serbia. The Swiss put together a strong second half, but they have no reason to go out and be all gung-ho in this one. A solid and steady 1-0 result would be enough for them to guarantee their progress.

Switzerland have good form behind them as they have gone W8 D3 L1 in their last twelve played which is pretty strong. They are unbeaten in their last seven games, winning four of those and three of their last four wins have been by a one-goal margin. A Switzerland to win by a one-goal margin with bet365 is at 12/5 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from June 25th, 2018 at 4:02 a.m.). You just don’t really see Switzerland running up a lot of goals in their games, and in this one they don’t even need to. They should be able to hold themselves together enough to avoid defeat against a Costa Rica side who are out of form.

Not so good from Costa Rica

Costa Rica made a surprise run to the quarter finals four years ago in Brazil. They haven’t quite had the same impact this time around. They opened with a 1-0 loss against Serbia and then while they very nearly managed to hold out for a 0-0 draw with Brazil, they eventually succumbed to a 2-0 loss with both goals conceded in stoppage time against the Selecao. Under 2.5 goals at bet365 is at 8/13 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from June 25th, 2018 at 4:02 a.m.) as Costa Rica are not a very threatening side going forward in games. They have an ageing side and the lack of quality has been evident. Their current form has seen them lose their last four in a row while having lost five of their last six. They have only managed to come up with the one goal in that four-game sequence.

Switzerland vs Costa Rica Prediction

The most appealing option in the match outright that we see is the draw. Switzerland do not look particularly powerful in the final third of the pitch and Costa Rica did pretty well defensively in almost holding off Brazil their battle with the Selecao. At the end of the day Switzerland probably only need to avoid defeat here and so we are settling on the draw.

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