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USA vs Costa Rica preview

Kick off: Wednesday, 8 June @1:00 GMT

Venue: Soldier Field (Chicago)

Live Stream: fuboTV (US), bet365 (non-US)

Head to Head Record

USA vs Costa Rica 0-1 (2015 Friendly International)
Costa Rica vs USA 3-1 (2014 WC Qualification CONCACAF)
USA vs Costa Rica 1-0 (2013 Gold Cup)
USA vs Costa Rica 1-0 (2014 WC Qualification CONCACAF)
USA vs Costa Rica 0-1 (2011 Friendly International)

USA vs Costa Rica Team News

Jozy Altidore misses the tournament with injury, while Borussia Dortmund winger Christian Pulisic could be recalled to the starting line-up after he started the game against Colombia from the bench. Coach Jurgen Klinsmann has no fresh injury worries ahead of the Costa Rica game, but he could make some changes to the team that faced Colombia in the Copa America Centenario opener. Midfielder Alejandro Bedoya is one yellow card away from suspension.

Injured: Jozy Altidore (93/34)

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas is out of contention through injury, with Ariel Rodriguez missing the Copa America Centenario as well. Kendall Waston was sent off against Paraguay and he will have to serve his ban against United States of America. Michael Umana is likely to replace Kendall Weston in the starting line-up. Coach Oscar Ramirez is likely to stick to the 5-4-1 formation.

Injured: Keylor Navas (64/0), Ariel Rodriguez (10/1)

Doubtful: None

Suspended: Kendall Waston (10/1)

Quick Facts

  • USA are on a six-game losing run at Copa America
  • Yanks conceded 2+ goals in four of their last five games at Copa America
  • Jurgen Klinsmann’s men had only two shots on target against Colombia
  • Clint Dempsey earned his 125th cap for USA against Colombia
  • Costa Rica are on a four-game unbeaten run ahead of the USA game

USA vs Costa Rica Prediction

United States of America failed to impress in their opener, with the team suffering a 2-0 loss to Colombia in front of home fans at Levi’s Stadium. As a result, the Yanks face a must-win situation in their second group game and, no doubt, they will leave their hearts on the field against Costa Rica. Costa Rica’s performance against Paraguay was anything but impressive and I believe that home win should be considered.

Betting Tip: USA to win

Odds: 1.80 (4/5) @bet365

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