World Cup 2022 qualifiers: Costa Rica vs New Zealand prediction and betting tips (June 14)
Los Ticos are one win away from the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The 2018 Quarter finalists are favourites to go through. Can the All Whites deny Costa Rica a third successive World Cup campaign?
Keylor Navas was vital in Costa Rica's qualification for the World Cup
Keylor Navas was vital in Costa Rica's qualification for the World Cup

Costa Rica and New Zealand clash in the final of the 2022 Inter-Confederation World Cup qualifiers.

The match is scheduled to start at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, 14 June 2022. The match venue is Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium, Doha, Qatar.

Betting tips and match predictions for the Costa Rica vs New Zealand (June 14) game are analysed below in this article. Let's check out the latest betting odds, key statistics, team news and projected starting lineups.

Costa Rica vs New Zealand latest betting odds

Costa Rica to win odds are priced at 1.80 (-125 American; 4/5 Fractional), the odds for a draw are valued at 3.50 (+250; 5/2), while New Zealand to win odds are priced at 6.50 (+550; 11/2).

The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Costa Rica — 56%, Draw — 28%, New Zealand — 16%.

Latest betting odds on Costa Rica vs New Zealand (14 June 2022):

  • Over 2.5 goals — 2.75 (+175; 7/4)
  • Under 2.5 goals — 1.50 (-200; 1/2)
  • Asian handicap (-0.75) on Costa Rica — 1.91 (-110; 10/11)
  • Asian handicap (+0.75) on New Zealand — 2.05 (+105; 21/20)
  • Both teams to score (Yes) — 2.40 (+140; 7/5)
  • Both teams to score (No) — 1.50 (-200; 1/2)

Costa Rica vs New Zealand match preview and statistics

Costa Rica booked their place in the World Cup qualifications despite a poor start to the group stage. The Costa Ricans won their last four games in the CONCACAF World Cup qualifications. This run saw them finish fourth in the group, behind the USA who occupied the last automatic spot.

Los Ticos won 50% of their games in the CONCACAF World Cup qualifications. Only Canada and Mexico had more wins than them.

The home team is in a very good run of form. They defeated Martinique in the last game by two goals to one. Goals from Joel Campbell and Francisco Calva ensured a comfortable win.

Team statistics: 60% possession, eleven total shots, two big chances, two shots on target, 455 accurate passes, 90% pass accuracy, 12 fouls committed, nine corners and three yellow cards.

Costa Rica team news: There are no injured or suspended players for this clash.

New Zealand had a very easy challenge during the group stages. They now face real competition against Costa Rica. The five-time OFC champions have represented Oceania in two World Cups. The first appearance was in 1982 and a second in the 2010 edition.

The All Whites lost their last game against Peru. Gianluca Lapadula's second-half strike put the Peruvians in the driving seat. New Zealand struggled to create chances throughout the game. La Rojiblanca dominated the game to see out a 1-0 win.

Team statistics: 38% possession, two total shots, zero big chance, two shots on target, 299 accurate passes, 78% pass accuracy, twenty fouls committed, one corner and three yellow cards.

New Zealand team news: Winston Reid is missing this clash through a knee injury.

Costa Rica vs New Zealand H2H

The most recent fixture involving these teams ended in a 4-0 win for Luis Suarez's side. La Tricolor raced to a 2-0 lead in the first 45 minutes. Things got worse for New Zealand in the second half as the Costa Ricans doubled their lead. This is the only meeting between Los Ticos and the All Whites.

Costa Rica vs New Zealand key players and lineups

Costa Rica projected starting lineup:

  • Keylor Navas
  • Bryan Oviedo
  • Francisco Calvo
  • Juan Pablo Vargas
  • Keysher Fuller
  • Kendall Easton
  • Anthony Contreras
  • Bryan Ruiz
  • Celso Borges
  • Daniel Chacon
  • Joel Campbell

Keylor Navas is a key player to watch out for in this fixture. The PSG goalkeeper was vital in Costa Rica's qualification. He made ten saves in the last three CONCACAF group games.

New Zealand projected starting lineup:

  • Oliver Sail
  • Bill Poni Tuiloma
  • Winston Reid
  • Tommy Smith
  • Joe Bell
  • Niko Kirwan
  • Liberato Cacace
  • Marko Stamenic
  • Mathew Garbett
  • Chris Wood
  • Alex Greige

A key player to watch out for in this fixture is Chris Wood. The Newcastle forward is one of the most experienced players in the national team. He has scored five goals in his last five appearances for New Zealand.

Costa Rica vs New Zealand betting tips and prediction

There is a large gap in quality between these two teams. Costa Rica are a better side than its opponents. La Tricolor are ranked 31st in the FIFA World rankings, while their opponents are ranked 101st.

The Costa Ricans have won seven of their last nine games. They have lost only one game this year in all competitions. Defensively, they are a good side, keeping three clean sheets in their last five games.

New Zealand are the best team in Oceania. They had no problems qualifying for the knockout stage. Danny Hay's team defeated Haiti in the first knockout stage by a goal to nil. A 5-0 win against the Solomon Islands in the continental final earned them a spot against Costa Rica.

La Sele posed a better threat than the teams New Zealand faced in the previous round. The North Americans ran out 4-0 winners in the last meeting against the All Whites.

In four of the last five games involving Costa Rica, both teams haven't gotten on the score sheet. This same statistic is found in the last five games involving New Zealand. In the last meeting between these teams, only one team scored. Luis Suarez's team is in great defensive form and is likely to shut out their opponents in this fixture.

Betting prediction: Costa Rica to win

Odds: 1.80 (-125 American; 4/5 Fractional)

Betting prediction: Both teams to score (No)

Odds: 1.50 (-200 American; 1/2 Fractional)

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