Costa Rica vs. Greece Odds

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BRAZIL (The Spread) – Two surprising teams meet in the knockout stage of the 2014 World Cup today at 4PM ET, as Costa Rica faces Greece.

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Costa Rica was the surprise winner of a very competitive Group D, going 2-0-1. Greece finished in second in Group C, going 1-1-1. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Costa Rica is the slight favorite to win this match in regulation time, as it has odds of +135 to do so. Greece has been given odds of +220 to win in 90 minutes, while the odds of a tie after regulation has been set at +220 as well. The over/under for the match has been listed at 2 goals.

Costa Rica is now 5-6-2 all-time in World Cup play after beating Uruguay 3-1 and Italy 1-0. It also played England to a scoreless draw. Goalie Keylor Navas has made seven saves in the three games, allowing just one goal for Costa Rica. The four goals the team has have been spread out to four different players, but Joel Campbell is leading the way with one goal and one assist while racking up a team-high five shots.

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Greece is now just 2-6-1 all-time in World Cup play, advancing to the knockout stage for the first time. Greece suffered a 3-0 loss to Columbia and played Japan to a scoreless draw before beating the Ivory Coast 2-1 to advance. Goalie Orestis Karnezis has been under plenty of fire during the World Cup, making eight saves while allowing four goals. Giorgos Samaras has led the Greece attack, as he has one of the two goals on five shots and assisted on the other score.

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