Switzerland vs Costa Rica Today’s Soccer Prediction
Before defining the lineup and even the strategy to play against the Costa Ricans, the Swiss will know how Group F has been defined, with matches between South Korea vs. Germany and Mexico and Sweden scheduled for 11h. Thus, it will be able to modulate the way to act according to its best interests for the eighth of end.
To reach the standings, Switzerland needs only a draw. That would leave her with second place in group E and would provoke the confrontation with the champion of the key F in the next step. Before the games of the third round, the position was occupied by the Mexicans. They need only equality with the Swedes to confirm their leadership.
If that were to happen, it could discourage the Swiss in their quest for the win and the top spot in the group, since that would very likely put Germany on the way to the next round. Although the Germans did not show great football in the first two rounds, they are potentially a much more dangerous team than Mexico.
The Swiss squad for the World Cup:
Goalkeepers: Yann Sommer (Borussia Mönchengladbach-ALE), Roman Burki (Borussia Dortmund-ALE) and Yvon Mvogo (RB Leipzig-ALE);
Defenders: Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus-ITA), Michael Lang (Basel-SUI), Ricardo Rodriguez (Milan-ITA), François Moubandje (Toulouse-FRA), Manuel Akanji (Borussia Dortmund- ALE), Johan Djourou , Fabian Schär (La Coruna-ESP) and Nico Elvedi (Borussia Mönchengladbach-ALE);
Socks: Granit Xhaka (Arsenal-ING), Valon Behrami (Udinese-ITA), Blerim Dzemaili (Bologna-ITA), Remo Freuler (Atalanta-ITA), Denis Zakaria (Borussia Mönchengladbach- ALE) and Gelson Fernandes (Eintracht Frankfurt-ALE );
Attackers: Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke City-ING), Steven Zuber (Hoffenheim-ALE), Breel Embolo (Schalke 04-ALE), Haris Seferovic (Benfica-POR), Mario Gavranovic (Dinamo Zagreb- CRO) and Josip Drmic (Borussia Mönchengladbach -ALE).
Even before the elimination at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, which was consolidated with a 2-0 loss to Brazil in the second round, the Costa Ricans were already in crisis. According to local press reports, the country’s athletic group playing in MLS (Major League Soccer) does not have good relationships with players in other leagues.
With the certainty that the World Cup is over, this situation tends to worsen. Thus, it will be difficult to make the athletes have the same motivation presented in the performances against Serbia and Brazil, when the team set up a strong defensive scheme making life very difficult for the favorites.
The athletes called by Costa Rica for the World Cup were:
Goalkeepers: Keylor Navas (Real Madrid-ESP), Patrick Pemberton (Alajuelense-CRC) and Leonel Moreira (Herediano-CRC);
Defenders: Cristian Gamboa (Celtic-ESC), Ian Smith (IFK Norrköping-SUE), Ronald Matarrita (New York City), Bryan Oviedo (Sunderland- ING), Óscar Duarte (Espanyol- ESP), Giancarlo González ITA), Francisco Calvo (Minnesota United-USA), Kendall Waston (Vancouver Whitecaps-CAN) and Johnny Acosta (Aguilas Doradas-COL);
Socks: David Guzman (Portland Timbers-USA), Yeltsin Tejeda (FC Lausanne-SUI), Celso Borges (La Coruna-ESP), Randall Azofeifa (Herediano- CRC), Rodney Wallace (New York City) Bryan Ruiz Sporting-POR), Daniel Colindres (Deportivo Saprissa-CRC) and Christian Bolaños (Deportivo Saprissa-CRC);
Attackers: Johan Venegas (Deportivo Saprissa-CRC), Joel Campbell (Betis-ESP) and Marco Ureña (Los Angeles FC-USA).
Soccer Prediction of the Day Switzerland vs Costa Rica
The development of this game is closely related to the events of the match between Brazil and Serbia. The Swiss are unlikely to be interested in the victory if the Serbs are ahead. That is, of course, if the forecasts for the F group are confirmed and Germany is in second place. However, in the event of Brazil’s victory, Switzerland will be able to win the simple scorecard by managing the result.
If Germany finishes first in their group, however, every scenario changes making it very likely that the Swiss will seek the widest possible victory to get first place in the group.
The fact is that in either scenario, the technical superiority of Switzerland combined with the disinterest of Costa Ricans makes the European team the best choice for a guess.
Prediction Today: Switzerland wins