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Costa Rica vs Germany: Predictions, tips & betting odds

18:15 SAST 2022/11/30
Al Bayt Stadium, Qatar
The 2014 World Cup winners need a win to stay in the competition and should have no problems on Wednesday night against Los Ticos

Germany head into their final match in Group C with Costa Rica knowing that anything but a win will see them eliminated from the World Cup.

Hansi Flick's men were seven minutes away from defeat to Spain on Sunday but a late goal salvaged a 1-1 draw to keep alive their hopes of qualification.

Costa Rica meanwhile recorded an unlikely win over Japan at the weekend meaning they have hopes of making the last 16 if they can pull off a shock result on Thursday night.

Costa Rica vs Germany latest odds

Los Ticos are massive underdogs in this clash with bet365 offering them at 18/1 (19.00) one of the biggest prices for any team in any game at this World Cup.

Germany meanwhile can be backed at 1/9 (1.11) with the draw at 9/1 (10.00).

Costa Rica vs Germany first goal scorer odds

Die Mannschaft started their last game against Spain without a recognised centre forward and it remains to be seen whether Hansi Flick plays a similar starting eleven.

Niclas Fullkrug came off the bench to score his first ever World Cup goal for Germany and the Werder Bremen striker is priced at 3/1 (4.00) to break the deadlock.

Leroy Sane meanwhile is available at 15/4 (4.75) with Kai Havertz at 9/2 (5.50).

For the Central Americans, Anthony Contreras is the shortest priced player to net first at 18/1 (19.00).

Costa Rica vs Germany preview

Los Ticos were dismantled by Spain in their opening match losing 7-0 and playing extremely poorly.

They showed spirit to bounce back from that result and beat Japan although they remain one of the poorest sides in the competition.

Costa Rica's ageing squad is unlikely to be able to trouble the four-time world champions and there should be plenty of interest in backing Germany to get the win they need.

There is pressure of the Europe nation but they have enough quality to be able to enjoy a relatively comfortable evening in their final group game.

Costa Rica vs Germany tips and predictions

Germany are priced at 5/6 (1.83) to win both halves and this looks like the best way of investing in Flick's side in what is an extremely one-sided market.

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