Uruguay vs Costa Rica Betting Preview
Uruguay comes into this match as the big betting favorite and in their eight all-time meetings facing Costa they have not lost with six wins and two draws.
Their offense is one of the best in the tournament and they face a Costa Rica squad that has the worst odds to win their group and the overall worst odds to win the whole World Cup.
Bovada has Uruguay posted as the big favorite at -230 with Costa Rica at +750 and a draw line of +325.
The strength of the Uruguay squad is the offense led by the likes of Diego Forlan, Edinson Cavani, and Luis Suarez, who has recovered from his knee injury and led the Premier League in goals this season. The weakness of Uruguay is the defense, but that unit has played well with two clean sheets in their last two World Cup tune-up matches.
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Costa Rica stepped up on defense in World Cup qualifying going 476 minutes without giving up a goal, but they did not face teams that have the talent that Uruguay does. The South American squad will attack from the opening whistle and with the firepower they have they will not be denied and at least score two goals in this match opener.
Brian Ruiz leads the Costa Rica offense, which is less than dynamic. They will not be able to crack the Uruguay defense and it would be a surprise if they were not dominated in the time of possession.
This is an opening match that may not be pretty, but it will be so for Uruguay, who will easily win and gain three points with the two tougher group matches of Italy and England awaiting them.