Uruguay vs Costa Rica 06/14/2014 Free FIFA World Cup Group D Pick and Preview
Costa Rica vs Uruguay
Saturday 14th June 2014 20:00(GMT)
The Line: Uruguay 4/9 Draw 10/3 Costa Rica 8/1 See the Latest Odds
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The first miss match of the tournament in my opinion will see the heavily favoured Uruguay take on Costa Rica. Uruguay may be missing star man Luis Suarez through injury but more than likely the Liverpool player will be on the bench if Uruguay need him. Luckily for the Uruguayan's they can call on Edison Cavani and Diego Forlan to fill the void of Suarez absence. Uruguay may have struggled in qualifying but this is the bulk of the side that finished third in the last world cup and whats more Uruguay have a history of success in World Cups hosted in Brazil (winning their second title in the 1950 World Cup in Brazil). I just think the gulf in class between these two will be evident from the start and Uruguay -1 looks a great bet to me. Costa Rica do have a few players plying their trade in Europe namely former Fulham striker Bryan Ruiz and Arsenal squad player Joel Campbell but I just dont think they are going to be able to stay with this Uruguay team.
With a solid midfield and really strong defence, Uruguay also have one of the most lethal partnerships up front whether that be with Cavani, and Forlan or Cavani and Suarez if the latter is fit. Either way i am going to take Uruguay to win here by two or more in a group that could well be decided by goal difference. Follow me on twitter@antonpippo