England v Costa Rica Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

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Having played out a goalless draw when they met at the 2014 World Cup, Al Hain-Cole expects Los Ticos and Southgate's men to share another tight game

England will be hoping to head to Russia on a high when they take on Costa Rica at Elland Road in Thursday's final World Cup warm up match.

Gareth Southgate's men recorded a 2-1 victory over Nigeria at Wembley on Saturday, extending their unbeaten run to nine fixtures.

Latest Odds

With their Group G opener against Tunisia just 11 days away, they are priced at 4/11 (1.36) with dabblebet to prepare with a morale-boosting win in Leeds.

Los Ticos eased to a 3-0 victory over Northern Ireland at the weekend, and can be backed at 7/1 (8.00) to come out on top against another Home Nation here.

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The sides shared a 0-0 draw when they met at the 2014 World Cup, and you can get odds of 7/2 (4.50) on them cancelling each other out once again in this one.

Team News

Southgate is expected to make changes from the side that beat Nigeria, with the likes of Jack Butland, Harry Maguire, Danny Rose and Jamie Vardy expected to start.

Liverpool duo Trent Alexander-Arnold and Jordan Henderson are also available after joining the squad late following the Champions League final.

Opposite number Oscar Ramirez is also likely to shuffle his pack for this clash, with one final friendly match against Belgium still to come before the World Cup kicks off.

Frustrating 90 minutes

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Already eliminated after losing their two opening group games, the Three Lions' goalless stalemate against this opposition in Brazil rounded off their dreadful World Cup campaign four years ago.

While they would love to banish those memories with a timely victory ahead of travelling to Russia, another frustrating 90 minutes could be on the cards here.

The Concacaf team have let in just two goals in their last four matches, with two of those games coming against Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Predictions

With England having conceded just three times in nine matches but scored only six in the most recent seven themselves, odds of 10/11 (1.91) seem generous on under 2.5 goals being scored in another tight match against Costa Rica.

Betting Banner - Best Bet Under 2.5 goals at 10/11 (1.91) for a 2pt stake with dabblebet 

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