Costa Rica vs. England Odds
BRAZIL (The Spread) – Will Costa Rica make it a clean sweep of Group D when it takes on England at Noon ET in the World Cup? Here is a look at the odds for this match.
This is a match out of Group D. Costa Rica is 2-0-0 in the World Cup while England is 0-2-0. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, England is favored to win this match, as it has odds of -125 to win, while Costa Rica has a money line of +320 to win today. The odds of a draw have been set at +285, while the over/under for the match has been listed at 2.5 goals.
Costa Rica is now 5-6-1 all-time in World Cup play thanks to a 3-1 win over Uruguay and a 1-0 win over Italy. The win over Italy was quite a big upset for Costa Rica, however, it managed to play quite equal to its opponent. Costa Rica matched Italy in shots at 10-10, but held a 23-14 edge in tackles. Despite holding the ball for just 42% of the match, Costa Rica found a way to score in the 44th minute on the foot of Bryan Ruiz.
England has fallen to 26-16-19 in World Cup play after suffering a 2-1 loss to Italy and a 2-1 loss to Uruguay. England actually outplayed Uruguay in its most recent loss, controlling the ball for 62% of the match while piling on 13 shots to just 10 from its opponent. However, England struggled to put the ball in the net. Wayne Rooney recorded the lone goal in the loss and had a team-high five shots. Oddsmakers see England as the favorite today because both teams have their fates already decided and it is believed England will want to end this embarrassing World Cup on a positive.