World Cup 2022 qualifiers: Costa Rica vs Canada prediction and betting tips (March 24)
Costa Rica host the table leaders in their next qualifier fixture. Canada are in top form, with zero losses in all the games played. Being in good form, Los Ticos hope for a win against the Canucks.
Jonathan David with 5 goals has been a top performer for Canada in the qualifiers
Jonathan David with 5 goals has been a top performer for Canada in the qualifiers

Costa Rica play Canada in the Round 12 of the CONCACAF qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

The match is scheduled to start at 10:05 p.m. ET on Thursday, 24 March 2022. The game time by GMT is 2:05 a.m. on Friday, March 25. The match venue is National Stadium Of Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica.

Betting tips and match predictions for the Costa Rica vs Canada (March 24) game are available in this article. A preview of the latest betting odds, key stats, team news and projected starting lineups is up next.

Costa Rica vs Canada latest odds on betting sites

Costa Rica to win odds are priced at 2.90 (+190 American; 19/20 Fractional), the odds for a draw 3.00 (+200; 2/1), while Canada to win odds are priced at 2.55 (+155; 31/20).

The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Costa Rica — 34%, draw — 33%, Canada — 33%.

Latest betting odds on Costa Rica vs Canada (24 March 2022):

  • Over 2.5 goals — 2.70 (+170; 17/10)
  • Under 2.5 goals — 1.44 (-225; 4/9)
  • Asian handicap (0.0) on Costa Rica — 2.05 (+105; 21/20)
  • Asian handicap (0.0) on Canada — 1.80 (-125; 4/5)
  • Both teams to score (Yes) — 2.20 (+120; 6/5)
  • Both teams to score (No) — 1.60 (-166; 50/83)

Costa Rica vs Canada match preview and statistics

Costa Rica have three wins and a draw in their last four matches. They are fifth in the qualifiers table with 16 points and a +1 goal difference. Los Ticos beat Jamaica 1-0 in their last game.

Celso Borges missed the chance to put them in front in the 60th minute as he failed to convert the penalty which was saved in the bottom right corner. Joel Campbell scored the match winner in the 61st minute with a left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner, assisted by Celso Borges with a through ball.

Team statistics: 27% possession, seven total shots, one big chance, five shots on target, 298 accurate passes, 82% pass accuracy, 16 fouls, five corners.

Costa Rica team news: no player is injured or suspended for this match.

Canada haven’t lost in 11 matches and are on a six-game winning streak ahead of this match. They beat El Salvador 2-nil in their last match. The Canucks are the table leaders with 25 points and a +14 goal difference.

Atiba Hutchinson opened the scoring in the 65th minute with an attempt from the right side of the six-yard box to the centre of the goal. Jonathan David made it 2-0 in the 90+2 with a right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner following a fast break.

Team statistics: 50% possession, 15 total shots, three big chances, 283 accurate passes, five shots on target, 79% pass accuracy, 17 fouls, two offside, 11 corners, two yellow cards.

Canada team news: Alphonso Davies, Samuel Piette and David Wotherspoon are sidelined due to injuries.

Costa Rica vs Canada H2H

Canada haven’t lost to Costa Rica in their last four meetings, with two wins and two draws. The Canucks won 1-0 in the last meeting.

Costa Rica vs Canada lineups and key players

Costa Rica projected starting lineup:

  • Keylor Navas
  • Kendall Waston
  • Oscar Duarte
  • Francisco Calvo
  • Ronald Matarrita
  • Celso Borges
  • Randall Leal
  • Yeltsin Tejeda
  • Joel Campbell
  • Bryan Ruiz
  • Gerson Torres

Bryan Ruiz is the key player to watch out for. He has two goals for the team in the qualifiers, the most among the players. Ruiz should want to make a mark in this game to keep the team moving.

Canada projected starting lineup:

  • Milan Borjan
  • Sam Adekugbe
  • Steven Vitoria
  • Alistair Johnston
  • Stephen Eustáquio
  • Atiba Hutchinson
  • Jonathan Osorio
  • Junior Hoilett
  • Tajon Buchanan
  • Cyle Larin
  • Jonathan David

Jonathan David is a key player to watch out for. He has been a top performer for the team in the qualifiers, having scored five goals. In their last games, he scored a late goal to seal the win. David looks forward to scoring again in this game.

Costa Rica vs Canada predictions and betting tips

Costa Rica are unbeaten in their last four games, with three wins and a draw. Canada are on a six-game winning streak ahead of this match. The Canadians haven’t lost a single game in the qualifiers and are top of the table. The hosts are fifth in the table and need a win to enter the qualification spot.

Canada have won each of the last two matches against Costa Rica. predictions for this match are Canada to win and under 2.5 goals. Each of the last five meetings between both teams have ended with a total of under 2.5 goals. The chances of the same thing happening in this game are high.

Betting prediction: Canada to win

Odds: 2.55 (+155 American; 31/20 Fractional)

Betting prediction: Under 2.5 goals

Odds: 1.44 (-225 American; 4/9 Fractional)

Football FIFA World Cup 2022 . CONCACAF qualifiers. Round 12
Costa Rica — Canada
Under 2.5 goals
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