El Salvador vs Costa Rica Preview: Match Lineup, News & Prediction

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El Salvador vs Costa Rica CONCACAF Gold Cup Preview: Match Lineup, News & Prediction
El Salvador vs Costa Rica - who will come out on top?

Get the latest updates and insights on the upcoming match El Salvador vs Costa Rica, including match predictions, lineups, and news. Don’t miss out on the action as these two powerhouse teams face off in what promises to be an exciting game.

In this article, we will give you the best fantasy combinations, probable lineups, team news, key stats and grand league tips for the CONCACAF Gold Cup Group C match between El Salvador vs Costa Rica.

El Salvador vs Costa Rica Match Details:

League: CONCACAF Gold Cup Group C

Venue: Red Bull Arena, Harrison, New Jersey, United States

Time: 1st July, 06:00 am

Match Preview : El Salvador vs Costa Rica

El Salvador

El Salvador take on Costa Rica in Round 2 in Group C as they both look to keep their Gold Cup dreams alive after losses in their first game. El Salvador currently sit bottom of the table following their 2-1 loss to Martinique after early goals by Burner and Fortune took the game away from Hugo Perez’s side despite a 95th minute consolation from Tamacas. However, it wasn’t for lack of effort, as they dominated with 68% possession and had 22 efforts on goal on the day with 3 big chances and a missed penalty.

Having known for being a strong defensive unit under Perez, the Salvadorans haven’t particularly lived up to this reputation recently, winless in each of their last 9 matches and having conceded in 24 out of their last 25 matches in all competitions. They have struggled in front of goal as well – scoring just twice in their last 6 matches. A defeat on Saturday would mean exit for Hugo Perez’s side and being winless against the Costa Ricans in their previous nine meetings would not fill them with confidence ahead of this game.

Costa Rica

Costa Rica on the other hand have been on a downward trend since their exit from the World Cup – losing each of their last 4 matches. The currently sit third in Group C, having lost their opener to Panama. Aaron Suarez’s consolation in the 91st minute couldn’t revive Costa Rica after Fajardo and Bercenas had scored earlier in the game for Panama – eventually emerging 2-1 winners. Luis Suarez’s side have now conceded in each of their last 6 matches and the two goals conceded to Panama already matches their total from the 2021 group stage.

Los Ticos have won at least two matches in group stages in the last three editions of the competition and the defeat in their opener this time around was only their second since the Gold Cup in 2015. However, an excellent H2H record against their opponents on Saturday would certainly help them have their tails up in the game, especially knowing the fact that a loss for either team would knock them out of the competition.

Prediction: El Salvador vs Costa Rica

El Salvador 1-1 Costa Rica


Key Stats for El Salvador vs Costa Rica:

Goals:

El Salvador: B Tamacas (1)

Costa Rica: C Borges, J Venegas (1)

Assists: 

El Salvador: NA

Costa Rica: B. Oviedo, C Borges (1)

Tackles:

El Salvador: B. Landaverde (3), E. Cabalceta, L. Menjivar (1)

Costa Rica: J. Vargas. J. Valverde (3), J. Alcocer (2)

Interceptions:

El Salvador: E. Cabalceta (2), L. Menjivar, A. Roldan (1)

Costa Rica: J. Vargas, F. Calvo, W. Azofeifa (3)

Chances Created:

El Salvador: B. Landaverde (4), H. Osario, J. Henriquez (2)

Costa Rica: C. Bolanos (5), B. Ruiz (4), B. Oviedo (1)


Possible Lineups for El Salvador vs Costa Rica:

El Salvador: Romero; Tamacas, Zavaleta, Rodriguez, Roldan; Reyes, Landaverde, Orellana, Henriquez, Menjivar; C. Gil

Costa Rica: Chamorro; Waston, Vargas, Calvo; Valverde, Borges, Madrigal, Mora; Conteras, Campbell, Pena

Unavailable Players:

El Salvador: NA

Costa Rica: NA


El Salvador vs Costa Rica Fantasy Combination:

Gk: T. Romero

Def: F. Calvo, B. Tamacas, J. Valverde

Mid: C. Borges, N. Orellana, R. Pena, B. Landaverde

Fwd: J. Campbell, C. Gil, A. Contreras

Captaincy Picks:

J. Campbell, C. Gil, A. Contreras

Grand League Picks:

J. Valverde, C. Borges, N. Orellana