Costa Rica vs Mexico by Isaiah

This match will be played two days after the big earthquake that shook Costa Rica, and San Jose is the city will now host the match. The authorities gave the OK and the match will take place as scheduled.

Costa Rica won easily 0-4 away to poor Guyana to their previous game, but preparing for the game against Mexico in August, they lost 1-0 from Peru. This was another proof that they have lot of troubles playing against teams that have some quality level. However, it should be noted that until now they have a draw and a win after two games for the World Cup qualifiers.

Playing against Mexico is always an extra motivation for them, and above all they must bear in mind the victory. The Mexican team is very good, maybe not too invincible, but Costa Rica never won over Mexico during the last twenty years. Their fans do not believe much in victory, as to nine games played at Estadio Nacional they won just once.

Their squad is aparted with players competing in advanced leagues, between those is Fulham's striker Bryan Ruiz, who is not 100% ready due to injury. There is a problem in their defensive line due to missings of Martinez (Brescia) and Heiner Mora (Honefoss), while in midfield they will miss Randall Azofeifa (Genclerbirligi) and to the attack Marco Urena (Kuban Krasnodar).

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Mexico despite some difficulty, won away to El Salvador 1-2. After two games they have only victories, and they go with full steam ahead for the third one. The climate in their ranks after winning the Olympic gold medal in London is excellent, and the Mexicans feel somewhat of kings. They respect every opponent and they know that no team is easy and they have this in mind.

Mexico have to play without defensive midfielder Rafa Marquez (New York Red Bulls), better for me, he is veteran, without right midfielder Barrera (Cruz Azul), and forward Giovanni dos Santos (Mallorca). Otherwise, all other stars are included to the squad.

The odds are good to try for Mexico win. They are surely the better team with great morale at the moment after the Olympic gold medal in London, and it is their chance to go first in the group table.

Bet: Mexico Win @1.95 with William Hill

 * Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.
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