Costa Rica will face Paraguay within the second match of Copa America Centenario Group A on the Tenting World Stadium in Orlando, Florida on Saturday night. The sport begins at 5 p.m. EDT and will probably be featured on FuboTV and Fox Sports activities 1. Univision will even stream the sport for Spanish-speaking audiences.
Costa Rica wish to depart behind the disappointing present on the Gold Cup 2015, the place they did not win a single recreation, regardless of making into the quarter finals. However the staff has gained so many hearts with their improbable run on the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The Los Ticos knocked out Italy and England within the group levels en path to the quarter finals earlier than dropping in penalties to the Netherlands. Head coach Oscar Ramírez will likely be hoping for the same efficiency if they’re to get out from the group which incorporates hosts USA and Colombia.
Paraguay are coming to the event on the again of poor kind as they managed simply 1 win from their final six. Regardless of their struggles, they’ve a historical past of upsetting some huge names in Copa America. They have been unbeaten within the group levels after holding large weapons Argentina and Uruguay to attracts and knocked out Brazil on penalties within the quarter finals. They had been comprehensively overwhelmed by Argentina 6-1 within the semis after which Peru within the third-place offs. They have been additionally shedding finalists within the 2011 version of Copa America.
Head to Head
The groups are even-stevens in face to face document after sharing 2 wins every and a draw from the 5 conferences to date.
The final assembly between the edges resulted in a Zero-Zero draw, in a world pleasant performed at Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica on March 2015.
Paraguay and Costa Rica met as soon as in Copa America through the 2004 version in Peru; an 85th penalty helped Paraguay earn a 1-Zero win on the opening fixture of Group C.
Costa Rica could be coming in good kind however the absence of their influential goalkeeper Keylor Navas left an enormous void to fill in. However they’ve received 7 of their final 10 matches in all tournaments, which incorporates scalps in opposition to Uruguay and USA.
Paraguay haven’t misplaced a bunch match within the earlier two editions of Copa America and they’re a crew that should be taken critically on this event, regardless of their poor kind elsewhere.
Costa Rica would possibly appear to be the favourites on paper, however I’m backing Paraguay to upset the percentages and seize an important win right here. Full-time rating prediction Costa Rica Zero-1 Paraguay.