Preview:Concacaf Gold Cup -- Costa Rica VS Guadeloupe

Posted Mon, 12 Jul 2021 11:26:29 GMT        

Concacaf Gold Cup - Costa Rica VS Guadeloupe

Match Time: 13-07-2021 06:30 Tuesday

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Match Preview

In this round of Concacaf Gold Cup, Costa Rica VS Guadeloupe.It appears that father time may have caught up with the Costa Ricans in recent years, and there does not seem to be a lot of new faces in the squad who are capable of taking over.After making the quarter-finals at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, this team were seeded as high as 15th in the world in between February and March 2015, but today, they have dropped to number 50.They come into this tournament without a win in their last six fixtures, including back-to-back shootout losses in the semi-finals and the third-place match at the CONCACAF Nations League.With the appointment of Luis Fernando Suarez as manager at the end of June, the new coach will try to bring back the belief in this team, who have won only one of their last 10 matches against teams in CONCACAF.Suarez has tons of international coaching experience, guiding Ecuador to the knockout stage at the 2006 FIFA World Cup, and he will attempt to turn back the clock for this veteran squad who last won this tournament in 1989, when it was called the CONCACAF Championship.While their experience has not been much of an asset to them over the past few years, they have shown a level of consistency in this competition, making it to at least the last eight on six successive occasions.There may be no bigger emotional high in football than winning in a penalty shootout, and the Guadeloupeans won in the most dramatic of fashions, with Dimitri Cavare scoring the first and last penalty kicks for his side in a match that ended 1-1 after normal time.Unlike their first opponents in this tournament, the Gwada Boys will not only be feeling good psychologically, but they are also playing some good football at the moment, winning their last six fixtures and scoring 23 goals in that span.This will mark their first appearance at this competition since 2011, when they failed to make it out of the group stage, losing all three of their games by a single goal.Their manager and former French international Jocelyn Angloma has chosen a very inexperienced squad internationally, with only three players on their 23-man roster having earned at least 10 caps for the national team.They might not be the most experienced squad out there, but neither was the team that made their inaugural appearance at this tournament in 2007, and that team shocked everyone by making it into the knockout stage before defeating Honduras in the quarter-finals and then narrowly losing 1-0 to Mexico in the semi-finals.Fourteen years on from that fairy tale story, they will try to recapture lightning in a bottle once again in 2021.


Costa Rica possible starting lineup:Moreira; Oviedo, Calvo, Gonzalez, Waston, Fuller; Lassiter, Ruiz, Cruz; Campbell, Ortiz.


Guadeloupe possible starting lineup:Thuram; Alphonse, Baron, Hauteville, Pineau; Cavare, Malpon, Saint-Maximin; Mirval, Ramothe, Phaeton.


Odds Analysis

The bet365 1x2 first odds of this game are 1.17-6.00-13.00,the 1x2 live odds are 1.17-6.00-15.00 And the Kelly Criterion is 0.95-0.79-0.80.Therefore, Costa Rica is trustworthy in this game.


Goalooin Prediction:

Costa Rica (78.55%)

Draw (15.32%)

Guadeloupe (6.13%)