Costa Rica vs Mexico, live stream 2017. Costa Rica vs. Mexico Predictions, Betting tips, and Live Stream: Ticos to hold off the in-form rivals
The two leaders in the CONCACAF qualifying group for the 2018 FIFA World Cup will go head-to-head on Tuesday, as Mexico and Costa Rica battle it out in their Hexagonal matchup. Ticos have been in great shape and although they’ve suffered a disappointing semi-finals loss to the USA in Gold Cup, Oscar Ramirez’s men have now returned the favour and come into this clash bursting with confidence. They’ve been a great home side and dropped just two points there this campaign (goalless draw to Panama in June) and we do feel they can build on the success.
El Tri have already qualified for next year’s tournament and currently lead Costa Rica by three points. The hosts have a six-point gap over the United States and Honduras and can book their ticket to Russia on Tuesday. Marcos Urena’s double on Friday gave Costa Rica a 2-0 win over the favoured United States side, setting the team up well for the final matches of the Hexagonal. Regardless of the result on Tuesday, the team seems destined to qualify for the World Cup as one of the three automatic qualifiers. Costa Rica welcomes Mexico south for a World Cup qualifier, as Los Ticos look to clinch a spot at Russia 2018.
Mexico have much better overall head-to-head records (22 wins, 12 draws, and just five losses in 39 games) and they’ve beaten their rivals 2-0 in their first clash this campaign. However, they usually have more troubles in Costa Rica and we do feel we’re in for another such occasion here.