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Preview: Costa Rica vs. Germany - Prediction, Team News, Lineups

Germany already has their back to the wall in the match against Costa Rica when they're at the bottom in World Cup 2022 Group E. Germany prepares for a mouthwatering battle for qualification on Thursday. Hansi Flick's side left it late to save a 1-1 draw against Spain last time out, while Los Ticos maintained their hopes of a last-16 spot alive by defeating Japan 1-0. Let's Predict the starting line-up of Costa Rica vs Germany. 
Where: Al Bayt Stadium
When:  Thursday, December 1, 10 pm (19:00 GMT)
Fifa rankings:  Germany (11), Costa Rica (31)

Match Preview

A 1-0 victory over Japan last time out for Costa Rica will have brought them morale after their thumping 7-0 loss to Spain on match day one, but even bookmakers give the Central American side very little opportunity of guaranteeing a shock victory here against Hansi Flick's side. Costa Rica vs Germany prediction might be found here.
Germany has been struggling in this World Cup tournament as seen through their shock loss to Japan who came from behind to take down the 2014 world champion.
Even after having a better performance against Spain, in which Germany had a 1-1 draw, they still have to win the game against Costa Rica and hope that their European counterparts give them a favor against Japan, then they could be qualified for the knockout stage.
Meanwhile, Costa Rica was thoroughly outclassed by Spain in their World Cup opener but has struggled to claw their way back into contention. The CONCACAF representative edged Japan to a crucial 1-0 win last week and will look to earn the same result in this fixture.

Team News


Source: khelnow

Costa Rica boss Suarez would definitely have enjoyed naming an unchanged lineup for their final group game, though, center-back Francisco Calvo picked up his second booking of the match against Japan and will serve a suspension here.
Twenty-one-year-old Daniel Chacon strengthened the backline in the dying embers of that match, but the experience of Juan Pablo Vargas may be selected from the first whistle against the Germans in a five-man backline.
Sunderland teenager Jewison Bennette was appointed to the bench at the weekend, but with neither Gerson Torres nor Anthony Contreras ingraining, the 18-year-old can feel somewhat hopeful of forcing his way back in here.

Costa Rica vs Germany predictionSource: khelnow

As for Germany, Flick was encouraged by the return of Leroy Sane to the squad for the draw with Spain, with the Bayern Munich man recovering from a knee issue in time to play a part as a substitute.
Die Mannschaft maintained no new concerns last time out, and Flick is now confronted with a major dilemma in attack following the exploits of Fullkrug, who is challenging Thomas Muller for a spot at the tip of the attack.
A likely recall for Sane probably sees Ilkay Gundogan drop into a deeper role - forcing Leon Goretzka out of the team in the process - while Lukas Klostermann and Nico Schlotterbeck are both battling to replace Thilo Kehrer on the right.

Costa Rica Vs. Germany Head-To-Head Record

Costa Rica wins: 0
Germany wins: 1
Draws: 0
Costa Rica goals: 2
Germany goals: 4
Costa Rica World Cup form:
  • L W
Costa Rica form (all competitions):
  • W D L W L W
Germany World Cup form:
  • L D
Germany form (all competitions):
  • W L D W L D

Costa Rica vs Germany predictionSource: theanalyst

Costa Rica's Possible Starting Lineup:

Navas; Fuller, Duarte, Vargas, Watson, Oviedo; Torres, Borges, Tejeda, Campbell; Contreras

Germany's Possible Starting Lineup:

Neuer; Klostermann, Sule, Rudiger, Raum; Kimmich, Gundogan; Gnabry, Musiala, Sane; Fullkrug


Costa Rica 0 - 2 Germany
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