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Costa Rica vs Canada Predictions & Tips - Concacaf Gold Cup quarter-final to go to extra time

  • Costa Rica vs Canada tips for Sunday's Concacaf Gold Cup quarter-final
  • The match is being played at AT&T Stadium (00.00am BST on Monday)
  • Costa Rica have drawn 4 of their last 5 matches against Canada
  • The quarter-final is tipped to end in a draw after 90 minutes
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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Gary Emmerson 24 Jul 2021
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Costa Rica vs Canada Predictions


Costa Rica and Canada have drawn four of their last five clashes and this one is also set to be a close affair.

Value in on the draw and for this quarter-final to go to extra time.

  • Costa Rica have won all 3 matches at the Concacaf Gold Cup.
  • Costa Rica have drawn 4 of their last 5 matches against Canada (all competitions).
  • Canada haven't beaten Costa Rica since 2007.
  • Canada have won 8 of their last 9 matches (all competitions).

Head to Head


Canada have failed to beat Costa Rica in the last five attempts, but have only lost once during that time.

Four of the last five matches between then nations have ended all square. That includes twice at the Gold Cup in 2015 and 2017 in the most recent meetings.

Costa Rica Form


Costa Rica came into the Gold Cup on a run of 11 games without a win, but they have ended that emphatically by topping Group C.

Luis Fernando Suarez's side started the campaign with a 3-1 win over Guadeloupe before getting the better of Suriname to secure a spot in the quarter-finals.

In a decider for the group winners spot, Bryan Ruiz got the only goal of the game in a 1-0 win over Jamaica.

Costa Rica Team News


Goalkeeper Leonel Moreira is suspended after being sent off in the 72nd minute of the win over Jamaica.

Veteran Esteban Alvarado will come into the starting line-up in goal.

Canada Form


Canada saw an eight game winning run come to an end when losing their Concacaf Gold Cup Group B decider with the United States last week.

John Herdman's side conceded the only goal of the game in the opening minute as Shaquell Moore sealed a 1-0 win for the USMNT.

Canada had booked their place in the quarter-finals with back-to-back 4-1 wins over Martinique and Haiti.

Canada had already won all six World Cup qualifiers with victories over Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Aruba, Suriname and Haiti twice during their winning run.

Canada Team News


Forward Ayomide Akinola is a doubt after coming off mid-way through the first-half of the defeat to the United States.

Jonathan Osorio replaced him and could be handed a start.

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Verdict

These two sides have a history of draws and this one is tipped to go all the way to extra-time, and possibly penalties.

Best Bet: Draw Full-Time Result @200.00 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Correct Score Tip: 1-1 Draw Correct Score @550.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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