Colombia vs Costa Rica Prediction 28.06.2024 | Copa America

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  • Competition: Copa America 2024 - Group D
  • Date: Friday, 28th, June 2024
  • Kickoff: 23:00 UTC +1
  • Venue: State Farm Stadium (Glendale, AZ)

Colombia have the chance to book their last-eight spot in the Copa America with a game to spare when they face Costa Rica at State Farm Stadium on Saturday.

Colombia vs Costa Rica Betting Tips: OVER 2.5

Despite heading into the break with a comfortable two-goal lead thanks to James Rodriguez's double assists, Colombia's rhythm dropped significantly in the second half, allowing Paraguay to entertain thoughts of a comeback, but fortunately, Lorenzo's side clung on to secure all three points in a tense 2-1 victory.

After Brazil played an agonizing 0-0 draw with underdog Costa Rica three hourts later, the Coffee Growers have taken the top spot in their group and are on the verge of booking a spot in the quarterfinals for the sixth consecutive time, though they must accomplish what Selecao failed to do in their opening match.

However, the Colombians are bursting with self-assurance and appear to possess all it takes to seal the deal with a game to spare, coming into this contest in superb form, having crafted a remarkable streak of 24 unbeaten internationals, with 19 of those ending in their favor, and will target their tenth win on the trot on Saturday.

Entering the tournament as the second-lowest ranked nation, Costa Rica pulled off a major upset in their opening match of their Copa America campaign by frustrating the nine-time champions Brazil, holding them to a nil-nil draw at SoFi Stadium in California, finally arresting a terrible run of nine consecutive losses in H2H clashes.

Before they square off against Paraguay in the group stage finale, Los Ticos must navigate another stern test in the form of Colombia, but they approach it with buoyant spirits after stringing together four straight unbeaten matches and impressively keeping each of their opponents off the scoresheet, which is truly praiseworthy.

Costa Rica's recent head-to-head record with Colombia is disheartening, having been on the losing side in all but one of their previous 10 meetings with the Coffee Growers in any format, but they will take comfort in knowing that their last Copa America clash saw them emerge victorious in a five-goal thriller back in 2016.

Despite Los Ticos showcasing exceptional resilience in recent outings, it would be a genuine surprise if their defensive lines manage to replicate that level to stifle yet another prolific attacking force. We doubt Costa Rica's ability to withstand the onslaught from the in-form South American side, especially since the Colombians have been in a free-scoring mode lately, averaging three goals per game in their last four outings. Ultimately, we expect the Coffee Growers to lock up their Copa America last-eight spot with a triumph in what should be a high-scoring contest.

Colombia vs Costa Rica Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Colombia

    3 : 1

    Costa Rica

    Friendly International

  2. Colombia

    2 : 3

    Costa Rica

    Copa America

  3. Colombia

    1 : 0

    Costa Rica

    Friendly International

Colombia

Colombia team news

Jhon Lucumi, a key pillar for Bologna at the back during the recently concluded Serie A season, is highly likely to miss the clash against Costa Rica after being substituted in the 25th minute in the opener due to an apparent injury.

In his absence, former Barcelona centre-back Yerry Mina is set to occupy the central defense, which might be the sole change in the starting XI, as manager Nestor Lorenzo was pleased with his team's performance in matchday one.

Last matches of Colombia

  1. Colombia

    3 : 0

    Bolivia

    Friendly International

  2. United States

    1 : 5

    Colombia

    Friendly International

  3. Colombia

    3 : 2

    Romania

    Friendly International

  4. Spain

    0 : 1

    Colombia

    Friendly International

  5. Mexico

    2 : 3

    Colombia

    Friendly International

Colombia lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 12

    Camilo Vargas

Defenders

  • 17

    Johan Mojica

  • 13

    Yerry Mina

  • 23

    Davinson Sanchez

  • 21

    Daniel Munoz

Midfielders

  • 4

    Santiago Arias

  • 16

    Jefferson Lerma

  • 6

    Richard Rios

Forwards

  • 7

    Luis Diaz

  • 19

    Rafael Borre

  • 10

    James Rodriguez

Costa Rica

Costa Rica team news

After watching his side hold powerhouse Brazil at bay in a goalless draw, head coach Gustavo Alfaro will almost certainly stick with the same XI for matchday two in the hope of forcing another surprise.

First-choice goalkeeper Patrick Sequeira won man of the match in the first leg, so hopefully he will be between the posts again.

Last matches of Costa Rica

  1. Brazil

    0 : 0

    Costa Rica

    Copa America

  2. Grenada

    0 : 3

    Costa Rica

    WC Qualification Concacaf

  3. Costa Rica

    4 : 0

    St. Kitts and Nevis

    WC Qualification Concacaf

  4. Costa Rica

    0 : 0

    Uruguay

    Friendly International

  5. Argentina

    3 : 1

    Costa Rica

    Friendly International

Costa Rica lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 23

    Patrick Sequeira

Defenders

  • 15

    Francisco Calvo

  • 4

    Juan Pablo Vargas

  • 3

    Jeyland Mitchell

Midfielders

  • 11

    Ariel Lassiter

  • 10

    Brandon Aguilera

  • 13

    Jefferson Brenes

  • 14

    Orlando Galo

  • 22

    Haxzel Quiros

Forwards

  • 9

    Manfred Ugalde

  • 21

    Alvaro Zamora

4 Reasons why we expect OVER 2.5

  1. Colombia have scored an average of three goals per match in their last four.
  2. Each of Colombia's last four games have ended with at least three goals.
  3. Four of Costa Rica's last six games have seen three or more goals.
  4. The last two H2H meetings have produced four goals between these sides.

Main prediction Colombia - Costa Rica

Over 2.5 goals

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57% winrate

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2 wins in a row

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Colombia vs Costa Rica - FAQ

? Who is Colombia's player to watch?

James Rodriguez made the biggest contribution to his country's Copa America opener, scoring twice.

? Who is Costa Rica's player to watch?

Patrick Sequeira saved his team from defeat against Brazil, after making a couple of great saves.