Saudi Arabia vs Costa Rica prediction, odds & betting tips 08/09/2023

Saudi Arabia
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Saudi Arabia - Costa Rica

International Match

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Saudi Arabia will host Costa Rica in a friendly duel scheduled for Friday, September 8th. With that in mind, we have prepared a preview of this match for you, along with the latest betting picks for it.

Our top Saudi Arabia vs Costa Rica predictions and tips

If you are looking for reliable football tips for today,  including our top Saudi Arabia vs Costa Rica tips, you came to the right place:

Our first Saudi Arabia vs Costa Rica prediction: Saudi Arabia to win

  • Costa Rica only managed to win once in their last five games and it was against a poor Martinique side
  • Saudi Arabia will have the home court advantage in this game, although they did lose three in a row at home
  • New Saudi Arabia manager Roberto Mancini is a huge name and he will look for a win in his debut

Our second Saudi Arabia vs Costa Rica prediction: Over 2.5 total goals

  • We saw three or more goals in the last three Saudi Arabia matches in all competitions
  • Costa Rica went over 2.5 total goals in three of their last five games across the board
  • In the last five matches, Costa Rica averaged 3.80 goals per game

Top odds, stats, and more for Saudi Arabia vs Costa Rica

If you wish to bet on the best Saudi Arabia vs Costa Rica odds, check our list of odds from the most popular UK bookies:

Last Five - Saudi Arabia

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Asia - World Cup Qualifying AWC

Jordan

Jordan

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Saudi Arabia

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Pakistan

Pakistan

Saudi Arabia

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W

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Tajikistan

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia

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Tajikistan

Tajikistan

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia

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1

W

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South Korea

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Now is a good time to check out some of the best betting markets and odds for this game:

Saudi Arabia odds: 5/4 (2.25) – 44.40% probability

Draw odds: 12/5 (3.40) – 29.40% probability

Costa Rica odds: 23/10 (3.30) – 30.30% probability

It is clear from the odds that Saudi Arabia are the expected winners in this game with a 44.40% win probability. In addition to that, the main favourite to become the first goalscorer in this match is Firas Al-Buraikan at 6/1 (7.00) odds, which implies a 14.30% probability.

Saudi Arabia vs Costa Rica preview: News, recent form, and probable lineups

Read all about these two teams ahead of their duel here, including our predicted Saudi Arabia vs Costa Rica lineups:

Saudi Arabia

After four losses in a row, Saudi Arabian Football Association decided it is time to make a coaching change and after a summer of Saudi Arabian clubs signing big names, now their national team did the same as they brought Roberto Mancini to the helm. The Italian has a lot of experience as a manager and many trophies won, so this seems to be a good move for Saudi Arabia as they try to further establish themselves as a football nation.

Saudi Arabia predicted lineup:

Al-Owais – Al-Ghannam, Al-Shahrani, Al-Bulaihi, Abdulhamid – Al-Khaibari, Kanno, Al-Najei – Al-Buraikan, Al-Muwallad, Al-Dawsari

Costa Rica

Just like Saudi Arabia, Costa Rica also struggled in recent matches, notching just one win in their last five games. This marked a disappointing performance at the CONCACAF Gold Cup and Costa Rica will be hoping to bounce back from this poor form as the next round of World Cup Qualifiers looms closer.

Costa Rica predicted lineup:

Chamorro – Valverde, Watson, Vargas, Calvo – Borges, Azofeifa – Madrigal, Campbell, Alcocer – Contreras

Starting lineups:

Starting lineups are usually announced an hour before kick-off.

Player to watch: Salem Al-Dawsari

Since we can see Saudi Arabia winning this match, our player to watch comes from their side and it is their experienced winger Salem Al-Dawsari, who plays for Al Hilal.

With 76 appearances for Saudi Arabia, Al-Dawsari is among the most experienced players at the team and on top of that, he is currently in good form after scoring four goals in five games for Al Hilal in Saudi Pro League so far.

Saudi Arabia vs Costa Rica


Vladimir’s dreams of becoming a professional basketball player ended a long time ago, but his other dream of becoming a writer came true as he combined his love of writing and sports to become a professional content writer who covers multiple sports, including football, basketball, and tennis.