Costa Rica vs. Germany Bet Builder Tips: Germans To Impress and Advance
Group E draws to a close on Thursday with Costa Rica taking on Germany. We've put together our best Bet Builder tips in the form of a 12/1 shout
After slumping to a shock defeat against Japan in matchday 1, Germany were on the brink of tumbling out of the World Cup at the group stage when 1-0 down to Spain last time out. The introduction of Niclas Füllkrug from the bench proved crucial, however, and the Germans battled back for a 1-1 draw to keep their round of 16 hopes alive. Despite sitting bottom of Group E, they know if they beat Costa Rica and Spain see off Japan they will advance to the knock-out rounds.
Costa Rica were backed by many to stink out the tournament but won well last time out against Japan, so all is up for grabs in this game. Any of the four teams could qualify but we are backing Germany to win this game and secure the crucial three points.
Here are our best Bet Builder tips for the match using BoyleSports' multi betting feature.
Costa Rica vs. Germany Tips
Beginning the bet builder we are heading into the both teams to score market and we are backing no here. Germany should simply be too strong in their rear guard for a limited Costa Rica to trouble them. It was a surprise to see Costa Rica even score, let alone win, against Japan but the Japanese were appalling on the day and against quality European opposition Costa Rica have proven they wilt (see their 7-0 drubbing at the hands of Spain in matchday 1)
Expect the Costa Ricans to sit almost impossibly deep and rarely threaten Germany, so backing both teams to score - no seems the logical move here. Additionally, Germany have one of the all time great goalkeepers in Manuel Neuer between the sticks who can get them out of trouble if needs be.
Costa Rica will be surrendering the lion's share of possession in this game and their full backs could be under relentless pressure. Bryan Oviedo looks set to start at left wing back and faces the daunting prospect of squaring up to Serge Gnabry.
That's not all, however, as Germany's wingers Gnabry and Sane like to rotate and both possess blistering speed and tricks that could leave defenders flummoxed. Add to this the potential for the mercurial Musiala to drift left or right and isolate any Costa Rican defender, Oviedo looks a good bet to find his way into the referee's black book..
For the final leg of the bet builder we are heading into the anytime goalscorer market and backing Jamal Musiala to finally get the goal his performances at this World Cup so far have so richly deserved. England fans must be cursing while watching Musiala, who was eligible to play for the Three Lions before electing to represent Germany, as he is undoubtedly on the cusp of becoming a global superstar.
He has threatened in every appearance so far at the World Cup and with licence to roam as the German number 10 is causing chaos for defenders and destroyer type midfielders alike. He looks the type of player who on his day is undefendable and we think he represents value to hit the back of the net against a Costa Rica team who will sit deep and may need a magician's touch, which Musiala certainly possesses, to unlock. That completes our bet builder treble which is available at a tasty looking 12/1 with BoyleSports at the time of writing.
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