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Costa Rica is making its first World Cup appearance in 8 years. Handicapper Lear Locks breaks it down with his best World Cup bet between Costa Rica vs. Spain. Come check out his Costa Rica vs Spain prediction, pick, and odds.

Costa Rica vs. Spain Prediction, Pick, Odds: Can Keylor Navas Prevent Goals in this World Cup Match?

This game will be better than the odds indicate. Spain opens as a huge favorite but this Costa Rica squad isn't that bad. They have a lot of young players who play hard every single game. This game should be a snoozer in my opinion.

I can't see many goals being scored by either team. This defense and goal-tending of these teams will be the star of the show in this match. Spain in recent big games has really not shown their full potential at all. That is why I really feel this game could stay way under for us. Spain usually gets a lot of shots but they just can't convert them. Look for Costa Rica to really play some great defense in this matchup.

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Costa Rica vs. Spain Start time, Where to Watch, and Odds

  • When: Tuesday, November 23, 2022
  • Start Time: 11:00 am ET
  • Where to Watch: FOX

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Costa Rica vs. Spain Prediction

Costa Rica is led by Paris Saint Germain Goalie Keylor Navas. Navas has been great in international play for Costa Rica. The last 5 out of 7 games have gone under for this team also. This team will have the whole country watching and really try to put on a show for them. In world cup qualifiers they even shut down the whole country of Costa Rica to watch the game. This is a huge game for both of these teams to start the tournament.

Also, Costa Rica has already played on this field in a big match back in June against New Zealand where they won 1-0. So they already know how to play in this climate which honestly will give them the advantage to start this match. Spain has the players to be very good but they really haven't played to their ability in big international tournaments. They should win this game but it will be very close and low scoring.

This matchup is going to be the shocker of the day. Everyone going to think Spain is going to come in here and roll off Costa Rica. I expect the opposite in this game and Costa Rica to really push Spain to the limit. This game will be determined late in my game or will end 1-0 or 2-0 at the very least. This game should fly under and we should be able to cash this play easily. Let's get on the board and cash this World Cup under EASILY. So who's riding with me?

Costa Rica vs. Spain Pick

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One of the best tennis cappers in the industry, Lear Locks will be providing OddsChecker readers with sharp tennis picks and analysis. You can follow him on Twitter at @LEARLOCKS.


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