Our football match prediction:
Costa Rica and Mexico face each other at Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica in what is expected to be one of the most interesting games of Tuesday’s program. Los Ticos are on the right track to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals and, no doubt, they would be happy with one point from the match against El Tri. Costa Rica are tough to beat at home and we predict that they are going to grab something from Tuesday’s football match. The Mexicans are sitting in top position in the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying group ahead of the trip to San Jose and they are likely to adopt a cautious approach against Costa Rica. A close encounter appears on the horizon and there is every chance the two sides will play out a draw at Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica. When the two teams met in Mexico City in the reverse fixture El Tri recorded a 2-0 win over los Ticos.
Highlighted Player (Campbell):
Joel Campbell is a highly rated 23-year-old versatile forward who plays for the English Premier League club Arsenal and the Costa Rica national team. His versatility has seen him operating as a forward or on the wings. Campbell often hogs the headlines with his fast-paced runs on the wings and breathtaking goals. He was highly rated by Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger and was snapped up as a teenager in 2011 but spent his first three seasons at the club on loan at three different clubs. His competitive debut at Arsenal came only in 2014 but has become a regular with the national squad. He has earned 55 caps already and has 11 goals to his credit in national colors. He has already played in CONCACAF Gold Cup and Copa America. But it is his success as a key member of the 2014 FIFA World Cup quarter-final reaching squad that is a highlight of his career so far.
Highlighted Team (Mexico):
Football was brought below the United States border by European immigrants who build the foundations for what went on to become one of the most prominent footballing nations in the world. El Tri have qualified to the total of 15 World Cups and have become one of six nations to qualify successfully for the tournament since 1994. Alongside Brazil and Germany, Mexico are the only country to make it past the group stage over the last six World Cups so it is fair to say that miners from Cornwall and Spanish exiles fleeing the Civil War made a pretty good job embedding the football gene. Mexico are the reigning CONCACAF champions having beaten the surprise package Jamaica 3-1 in the final. Juan Carlos Osorio’s team is captained by Rafael Marquez who is the fourth most-capped player behind Gerrardo Torrado, Pavel Pardo and Claudio Suarez. Bayer Leverkusen striker Javier Hernandez is the team’s biggest star and current squad’s top scorer with 81 goals to his name. Chicharito is only eight goals behind Jared Borgetti who is the nation’s top scorer.