Costa Rica will host Germany in Group E of the FIFA World Cup.
The match will start at 7 p.m. GMT on Thursday, 1 December 2022. The match venue is Al Bayt Stadium, Al-Khor.
Latest odds on betting sites
Costa Rica to win odds are priced at 31.00 (+3000; American 30/1 Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 14.00 (+1300; 13/1), while Germany to win odds are priced at 1.60 (-167; 3/5).
The chances of the outcomes are as follows: Costa Rica — 3%, draw — 7%, Germany— 90%.
Latest betting odds on Costa Rica vs Germany (1 December 2022):
- Over 2.5 goals — 2.00 (+100; 1/1)
- Under 2.5 goals — 2.20 (+120; 6/5)
- Asian handicap (-0.25) on Costa Rica — 2.10 (+110; 11/10)
- Asian handicap (+0.25) on Germany — 1.60 (-167; 3/5)
- Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.60 (-167; ⅗)
- Both teams to score (No) — 2.30 (+130; 13/10)
Match preview and statistics
Costa Rica bounced back with a win over Japan after a poor outing in their opening game of the World Cup. Keysher Fuller scored the only goal of the game in the 81st minute with a nice curler into the net.
Costa Rica had just one shot on target during the match with an expected goal of 0.11. They defended so well and clinched the winning goal. Costa Rica is third in the table with three points. They have scored one goal while conceding goals with a difference of -6.
Costa Rica news: All players are fit and available
Germany played a 1-1 draw against Spain in their last game. Alvaro Morata opened the scoreline in the 62nd minute with a nice finish into the net. Niclas Fullkrug levelled the scoreline in the 83rd minute as he smashed the ball into the net. Leroy Sane had a big chance in the last minute of the game but he was unable to convert.
Germany created two big chances and had 1.29 expected goals. They had 11 shots with four being on target. Germany completed 271 passes and had five corners. They started the game poorly as they allowed Spain to hold the ball in a very tactical game. Germany pressed high as Spain maintained a 433 formation to play out from the back.
Germany needs to get a win to stand a chance for qualification. A win against Costa Rica and Spain's win over Japan will ensure Germany finishes second in the group. In cases in which Japan beat Spain by a big margin then Germany will also need a big margin win to qualify for the knockout stages. Germany is currently at the bottom of the group with one point. They have scored two goals while conceding three goals with a difference of -1.
Germany team news: Leroy Sane is a doubt for the game.
Costa Rica vs Germany H2H
Germany smashed Costa Rica by four goals to two in the last meetings between both sides
Projected lineups and key players
Costa Rica projected starting lineup:
- Keylor Navas
- Jewison Bennette
- Celso Borges
- Francisco Calvo
- Joel Campbell
- Anthony Contreras
- Oscar Duarte
- Keysher Fuller
- Bryan Oviedo
- Yeltsin Tejeda
- Kendall Waston
Keysher Fuller scored their winning goal against Japan in a tough match. Fuller scored with their only shot on target during the game. He is a key player for the national team.
Germany projected starting lineup:
- Manuel Neuer
- Thilo Kehrer
- Niklas Sule
- Antonio Rudiger
- David Raum
- Joshua Kimmich
- Leon Goretzka
- Jamal Musiala
- Jonas Hofmann
- Kai Havertz
- Leroy Sane
Jamal Musiala provided an assist in their 1-1 draw against Spain. The German international completed the most dribbles in the game (5). He created three chances in the game while dropping one accurate long pass. He is a key player for the team.
Predictions and betting tips
Germany needs to get a win in a very tricky game. A win in this game doesn't guarantee qualification for Germany as they need Japan to lose. Germany needs to score a lot of goals as well in case Japan gets a win against Spain. They will need to score a lot of goals in order to have more goal difference than Spain. I predict over 2.5 goals.
Jamal Musiala has been one of the stars of the World Cup although he is yet to get a goal during the competition. The German international provided an assist and created five chances in their draw against Spain. Musiala has created five chances in the World Cup while providing one assist I predict Musiala to score anytime
Betting prediction: Jamal Musiala to score anytime
Odds: 4.00 (+300 American; 3/1 Fractional)
Betting prediction: Over 2.5 goals
Odds: 2.00 (+100 American; 1/1 Fractional)