Germany's 1-1 draw with Spain gives them a chance of progression from Group E. Likewise, Costa Rica is back in the knockout stage dissent after a 1-0 victory over Japan. So, now, Costa Rica and Germany are playing a final group stage game of FIFA World Cup 2022.
Having taken just one point from their first two matches against Japan and Spain, Germany now needs three points against Costa Rica to keep their hopes of going through the knockout round. On the other side, Costa Rica is on three points after they came back from their 7-0 loss against Spain with a 1-0 win over Japan last time out.
So, keep reading everything about the final game of Group E between Costa Rica and Germany.
World Cup 2022: Costa Rica vs. Germany Match Preview
- Costa Rica and Germany are facing each other for the second time; first, they played in FIFA World Cup 2006.
- The four times World Cup winners have won six of their eight FIFA World Cup games against CONCACAF countries.
- Following their win against Japan in the second game, Costa Rica could win consecutive World Cup games for only the second time.
- Germany needs a win against Costa Rica to secure a place in the knockout phase of the FIFA World Cup 2022.
Costa Rica's Predicted Lineup: Oscar Duarte, Juan Vargas, Kendall Waston, Bryan Oviedo, Gerson Torres, Celso Borges, Yeltsin Tejeda, Joel Campbell, Anthony Contreras
Germany's Predicted Lineup: Manuel Neuer, Lukas Klostermann, Niklas Sule, Antonio Rudiger, David Raum, Joshua Kimmich, Ilkay Gundogan, Serge Gnabry, Jamal Musiala, Leroy Sane, Niklas Fullkrug
Players To Watch at Costa Rica vs. Germany
Both Costa Rica and Germany are ready to face each other. As said earlier, Germany needs to win this game; otherwise, they will be eliminated from the tournament. Costa Rica is a good team whose key players are Keylor Navas, Oscar Duarte, Bryan Ruiz, Yeltsin Tejeda, and Joel Campbell.
On the other hand, Germany is also a strong team having prominent players like Neuer, Goretzka, and Muller, whose performances fans eagerly wait to see.
Costa Rica vs. Germany Prediction and Betting Odds
Costa Rica came into the biggest football tournament with a cheap standing while Spain's 7-goal glut was destroyed. So, now, they will be hoping they can stick with the same team that defeated Japan, having shown the incredible mental power to jump back from their humiliating loss to Spain.
Likewise, Germany has a conclusion to make on who to start in attack after substitute Fullkrug impressed after coming off the bench to score a late balance after replacing Muller.
Prediction: Costa Rica 0-2 Germany
Also, 4% of people are on the side of Costa Rica, while 88% of people support Germany. Meanwhile, 8% of people say the game will end draw.
Germany is the favorite in this match at -959 (Costa Rica +2200, draw +960).
How To Watch Costa Rica vs. Germany? Kickoff Time, Stadium, Location, Channels
Kickoff Time: 19:00 GMT / 14:00 ET / 11:00 PT
Stadium: Al Bayt Stadium
Location: Al Kohr, Qatar
Date: Thursday, December 1
Where To Watch: Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, UFORIA App