Win for qualification, goals to top the group
posted on 26-06-2018 by Gurusoccer
Switzerland target to win and to score to get the first place of 5th group, while Costa Rica play just for their reputation.
League: World Cup 2018
Event: Switzerland - Costa Rica
Date: 27/06/2018 14:00
Profit : -293.25
Yield : -10.34 %
Win Rate : 45.25 %
Avg. Odds : 2.03
Total Tips : 526
Switzerland had the performance I was expecting in this World Cup. A solid team who do their best until the last minute, with Shaqiri and G.Xhaka (their scorers in the 2-1 win against Serbians) being their most quality players. In both their games they conceded first, but reacted correctly and didn't lose. Now, with 4 points out of two games, they have the qualification to knock out games in their own hands, since a win or a draw will bring them to last 16 of the tournament.
I don't know if there is any energy left for Costa Rica after their heroic performance against Brazil, where they fought till the injury time to avoid defeat. Now the team from central America is eliminated and we will probably see their manager rotating his squad, every player desires to participate in a World Cup game after this long-distance trip in Russia.
May a draw be good enough for Swiss, but I think that they will win without conceding first this time. I'll look for higher odds, with the asian handicap (-1) for Swiss, since in their ideal case they want to score more goals than the Brazilias to get the first place of the group.