FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia has its ninth game in the shape of Costa Rica vs Serbia. This match will be played in Group E.
Costa Rica reached the quarter-final of the 2014 edition in Brazil. They usurped Italy and England in the group stage as well along the way. The team had a good run and would want to show that their success wasn’t down to luck.
However, the team hasn’t improved since then and the change in management has only resulted in a disjointed style of play. They have struggled against quality opposition, often getting outplayed and out-thought. Captain Bryan Ruiz and co would want to curb this weakness of theirs.
Serbia on the other hand, have a rejuvenated squad. Coach Mladen Krstajic has taken a team that has a youthful exuberance and versatile experience. The defensive midfield pairing of Nemanja Matic and Sergej Milikovic-Savic is the best example of this combination.
Captain Aleksandr Kolarov has a gnarly left-foot and can trouble teams with his free-kick abilities. Dusan Tadic is also one of the many established players in Serbia.
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When and where?
This match is to be played at Samara Arena, Samara, Russia. The ground has a capacity of 44,918 and it is going to be a mostly sunny day in Samara with no chance of precipitation.
Where to watch Costa Rica vs Serbia live?
The clash will take place at 5:30 PM (IST) on June 17th, 2018 and can be streamed live on Sony LIV and Sony Ten 2.
CRC vs SER recent form (Last six matches)
Costa Rica –L L W L W L
Costa Rica has four losses in their last six games, a tally they wouldn’t be proud of. With their last two games resulting in defeat to big-name teams, the Central American team need to make amends.
Serbia– W L W L D W
Serbia has been inconsistent recently. When they win, they thoroughly dominate their opposition, but when they lose it’s always a close affair. The team has a lot of potential but need to gather momentum to have any chance of progression.
CRC vs SER Head to head
Costa Rica Won – X
Serbia Won – X
Not Decided – X
Costa Rica and Serbia have never faced each other before this encounter. It will be intriguing to witness how the ethos of the two teams collides.
CRC vs SER Team News:
CRC vs SER Probable Playing 11:
Serbia (4-2-3-1) –
Stojkovic, Ivanovic, Milenkovic, Tosic, Kolarov, Matic, Milinkovic-Savic, Tadic, Ljajic, Kostic, Mitrovic
Costa Rica (3-4-3)–
Navas, Watson, Gonzalez, Duarte, Gamboa, Oviedo, Guzman, Borges, Ruiz, Campbell, Urena
*Since this is the ninth game of the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Costa Rica and for the teams as well, the lineups can have some subtle changes. The predictions will get more accurate as the tournament progresses.
Players to look out for-
The 23-year-old had a breakthrough season with Lazio in Serie A that got the entire footballing world talking about his abilities. This is the perfect platform for him to prove his believers right.
The Arsenal man has an important role to play for Costa Rica. Being extremely fast and good with his feet, he is a threat on the counter attacks.
Gambling India Info Match Prediction Costa Rica vs Serbia –
The two teams have the style of play that cancels out each other’s strengths. We expect it to be a stalemate. A scored draw.
CRC vs SER Odds Makers Predictions:
Costa Rica: 19/5
CRC vs SER Dream 11 Team Predictions-
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