Today, many regions will put a stop to World Cup qualifying, albeit with reservations. But in North and Central America it is different: three rounds have been scheduled for this window. The last will be played on Thursday night. The most high-status pairing is made up by Costa Rica and the USA – who will win the last one? We bring you an exclusive preview of the match on March 31, 2022. Full statistics and all current odds for the match can be found at 1xbet promo code free bet.
Costa Rica unlikely to believe in possible success
Los Ticos are already more or less accustomed to making their way to the World Cup. Of course, the level of the region as a whole also has an impact, where of course there are 2 giants, Mexico with the USA, but there are 3 direct tickets and the right to play in the knock-out rounds. Several times it was just Costa Ricans who got third, but now it’s Canada who is in first place. In principle, Luis Fernando Suarez’s charges look good, especially recently: 5 wins and 1 draw in the last 6 rounds, and that with Mexico on the road. But still the team is 4th, and 3 points behind both rivals. And it seems that the chances of an eventual success look frankly mathematical.
The USA have already celebrated reaching the World Cup
The Stars and Stripes created one of the major sensations with a minus sign in the last cycle. They managed to fail in qualifying and not qualify for the “Russian” World Cup. Even now they are not always successful. But still, this time they managed, even without much stability, winning (in 2022 only at home), to achieve a satisfactory result for qualification. Formally, they can still beat the Costa Ricans, who are three points behind. But, according to the selection regulations, the key factor in equalizing the scoreline is the overall goal difference. Not surprisingly, Panama were thrashed 5-1 in the last round. That pushed the goal difference to +10. So they just need to avoid losing 0-6, and it’s no surprise that the Americans were already celebrating reaching the World Cup.
In the last 4 duels between the national teams, only the United States have won all time, including 2-1 in the current qualifier. Before that, though, there were 3 friendlies, but there too were victories for the Yankees.
By and large, this is already a semi friendly match. So we can just play at our own pleasure – we expect a “both to score” (odds – 2.25).