Roy Hodgson's men play their final match in the World Cup in Brazil after two disappointing results, with our tipster backing them to end the competition without a victory
The Three Lions play Jorge Luis Pinto's men in their final group match, with La Sele being one of the stand out sides in the World Cup so far. If they gain at least one point against Roy Hodgson's men, they will win Group D - not bad for a team who were just 2/7 (1.29) to finish bottom of the group before the tournament got underway.
With England having only pride for which to play, Hodgson will hope for a positive end to a poor tournament.
The England manager has already come out to say that he will make changes in personnel for the match against Costa Rica and look to play the fringe players in this match. Paddy Power price them as favourites at 17/20 (1.85) to win the match.
Costa Rica will come into this game full of confidence after securing qualification already and rightly so, winning convincingly against Uruguay and getting the better of an impressive battle against Italy, 1-0.
Luis Pinto's men were tipped to be the whipping-boys of Group D but have shocked all with their performances. Paddy Power price them at 10/3 (4.33) to win, with the same firm pricing the draw at 27/10 (3.70).
Despite these two sides' form, the market still heavily favours England. With the poor results in mind and an untried XI likely to take the field in Belo Horizonte, it is worth siding with the South Americans in this fixture.
The Central Americans to net two of more goals at 11/5 (3.20) is tempting with Paddy Power, with this bet landing against England in both of their World Cup matches so far. With Costa Rica only netting two or more in two of their last eight matches, it is worth looking elsewhere for a safer bet.
The double chance market of Costa Rica/Draw is the play, with the price of 10/11 (1.91) with Paddy Power too good to miss.
Pinto's side only need a point to top the group and could look to play on the break, with England searching for that inlusive win. Those tactics have proved successful for Costa Rica so far in the World Cup and, with England desperately short of confidence, it is worth siding against them.
|Costa Rica/Draw at 10/11 (1.91) 2pt stake with Paddy Power|
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