Betting Preview: Switzerland v Costa Rica: Back the Rossocrociati to score last

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Vladimir Petkovic’s men will be aiming to progress into the knock-out stages of the global football showpiece with victory over the Central Americans

Switzerland try Costa Rica for size for their last group game on Wednesday evening at the Stadion Nizhny Novgorod.

Vladimir Petkovic’s men are tied on four points with Brazil and are just a point above Serbia which makes this encounter a crucial one for them.

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Both sides have only previously met twice, all friendlies, which ended in a win apiece. However, for this tie, Bet365 has offered (1.80) for them to come out on top.

A share of spoils at the end of full duration is available at a juicy (3.30) with the same betting outfit.

Costa Rica have nothing except pride to play for in this outing after losing their previous two games  -1-0 against Serbia and 2-0 to Brazil - which takes their losing streak to four.

Therefore, for this encounter, they have been tagged as underdogs at the odds of (6.00).

The Swiss have not tasted defeat in their previous eight games and are odds on at (1.14) to continue the feat in this outing.

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The Rossocrociati have let in goals in their previous two games in this tournament and are (1.80) not to keep a clean sheet here while (2.20) is on offer for both sides to score.

Switzerland have registered the last goal in their last five outings and are (1.50) to continue the impressive form in front of goal, according to Bet365.

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.

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