Soccer Prediction for Today Belgium vs Costa Rica
The two nations are planning their trip to Russia for the 2018 World Cup.
State of form
Author of a near-perfect round in qualifying, Belgium has lined up 9 wins and 1 draw in its campaign, and finished at the top of its group, far ahead of Greece in the standings. Undefeated since 18 games, the Belgians have won 3 of their last 4 friendlies, and they remain on a good performance against Egypt last Wednesday (3-0).
In front, Costa Rica finished 2nd in qualifying in CONCACAF just behind Mexico, and will be traveling to Russia this summer. Since then, Bryan Ruiz’s teammates alternate the good and the very average in friendly (2 wins – 3 losses), and they have just dropped on the lawn of England last week (2-0).
Headcount for Belgium vs Costa Rica
After having kept 28 men to prepare, Belgium has finally announced its list of 23 players for this World Cup. The big loser is Radja Nainggolan (middle, Roma), dismissed by coach Roberto Martinez for “tactical reasons”, while Benteke (Crystal Palace), Origi (Wolfsburg), Mirallas (Olympiakos) and Lukaku (Lazio Rome) have finally been out of the group. Otherwise, it’s classic for the Red Devils, led by goalkeeper Courtois (Chelsea), defenders Meunier (PSG), Alderweireld, Vertonghen (Tottenham) and Kompany (Man City), Witsel circles, Carrasco (China) , Fellaini (Man Utd), Dembele (Tottenham), De Bruyne (Man City), as well as forwards Hazard (Chelsea), Mertens (Naples) and Lukaku (Man Utd). Seriously injured at the end of the season and currently in the recovery phase, striker Batshuayi (Dortmund) is present, as is the ghost Vermaelen (Barcelona) behind. The little brother Thorgan Hazard (Mönchengladbach) is also on the trip, as is the middle Monegasque Tielemans. Put in “stand-by” by Martinez, the defender Ciman (Los Angeles FC) remains for the moment with the group in case of Kompany’s package, always in physical galley.
Costa Rica arrives with a group of 23 classic players, with no surprises or big absence due to injury. The squad are led by goalkeeper Keylor Navas (Real Madrid), captain Bryan Ruiz (Sporting), former Campbell winger Campbell (Betis Sevilla), midfielder Borges (A Coruña), and defenders Duarte (Espanyol) , Gamboa (Celtic Glasgow) or Oviedo (Sunderland). The rest of the list is composed of players unknown to the general public, but who evolves for the most part in the country or in the United States.
Prediction Belgium vs Costa Rica
Logically, Belgium should finish its preparation with a last win at home against a team from Costa Rica within reach. Victory of Belgium
Prediction Today: Belgium win by 2 goals or more