England vs Costa Rica 2018 International Friendly: Preview and Prediction
Fixture: England vs Costa Rica
Competition: FIFA International Friendly
Date: Thursday, 7th June 2018 (19:00 GMT)
Stadium: Elland Road (Leeds, West Yorkshire).
England vs Costa Rica: Preview
England vs Costa Rica match is going to be held on 7th June at Elland Road. Costa Rica has registered a home win (3-0) against Northern Ireland in their previous fixture. Also England has registered a home win (2-1) against strong Nigerian side in their previous friendly. It’s an important match for both the teams to test their squad strength before start of World Cup 2018.
FIFA World ranking always play a big role to understand the strength and weakness of each team. England has secured 12th and Costa Rica has ranked 23rd in FIFA ranking.
As it seems that England will start the match as favorite in this fixture of England vs Costa Rica at Elland Road. England national football team will utilize their home advantage in this fixture. England has scored 4 goals and concede only 2 goals in their previous 5 matches. Other side Costa Rica has scored 4 goals and concede 7 goals in their previous 5 matches. So, basically it will be a low scoring match between two teams.
England vs Costa Rica: Head-to-Head Stats
- Both teams have played only 1 match against each other in all competition. Costa Rica has registered a goalless draw against England in previous World Cup 2014.
England vs Costa Rica: Prediction
Costa Rica will try their best to secure at least a draw from this tough away match and other side England will be happy to secure a win from the home fixture. There is no doubt that it will be a close match between two strong football nations. England is better side to compare with Costa Rica when they will play against each other at Elland Road.
Predicted result will be a home win for England in a low scoring match.