Brazil vs Costa Rica
Tournament favourites Brazil are back in action against Costa Rica in St Petersburg.
Brazil come into this match on the back of a 1-1 draw against Switzerland, a little disappointing considering the talent they have at their disposal. They should be looking to put the record straight here against a below average Costa Rica side and show the rest of the teams in the tournament they are the real deal.
It's still unclear on the condition of Neymar since his knock against the Swiss. Boss Tite may choose to rest him with Costa Rica supposedly being the easiest of their 3 group games. Still, when you have talent such as Jesus, Coutinho, & Firmino, i guess it isn't the end of the world.
Costa Rica had a poor run-up to the World Cup with comfortable losses against England and Belgium. They didn't look much better against Serbia either, going down 1-0. They certainly won't repeat their heroics of 4 years ago.
Brazil should win comfortably and probably by more than one.
Brazil vs Costa Rica prediction
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