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Costa Rica vs USA 7 June 2016: Copa America Preview and Predictions

After a disappointing loss to Colombia in their first game, the USA now have the task of playing Costa Rica in a game which is a must win for the tournament hosts. This is going to again be a tough game for the USA as they will be low in confidence and their opponents will be full of it after they managed to get a draw in their opening game.

Losing to Colombia is nothing the USA should be worried about since Colombia are one of the best teams in the world. The thing that will worry the US though is the way in which they lost the game. It was an absolute slaughter. The USA have very few chances and if things happened slightly differently they could have easily lost by another few more goals. This will be a chance for the hosts to bounce back but I think it is going to a lot harder than it looks.

Costa Rica had a solid opening game but they will know that they need a win if they are to progress and this is their best chance to do so. The likes of Campbell, Ruiz and Keylor Navas need to lead the team and if they have the fight they had in their opening game, they have every chance possible to win.

Overall I think this game is going to end in a draw. The USA will be determined to win but so win Costa Rica and both teams might just end up grinding out a point. We are getting a great price on the draw and betting on the outright result is the way to go I think. This should be a pretty good bet in relation to other bets we have going so any bet size here is defendable.  


Based in multiple cities around the world, Avijoy is a sports writer and handicapper with over 10 years experience. Avijoy has been at Sports Chat Place since 2015 and has been covering tennis, cricket and soccer. With a degree in statistics, Avijoy provides detailed mathematical edges which allow him to be successful in predicting winners on a consistent basis.   

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