El Salvador vs Costa Rica Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 01/07/2023 

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CONCACAF Gold Cup - Red Bull Arena

2nd Round

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

Let's check out the upcoming El Salvador vs Costa Rica fixture in the second round of Gold Cup scheduled for Saturday, July 1st and see if you will like our preview and betting picks for it.

El Salvador vs Costa Rica Predictions and Betting Picks

If you're looking for the best football betting tips, including our tips for El Salvador vs Costa Rica, you have come to the right place:

Our First El Salvador vs Costa Rica Prediction: Costa Rica to Win

  • Both teams enter this game after losses in the first round and with the imperative to win
  • Costa Rica is the better team on paper, even if they aren't as good as they were in recent years
  • Costa Rica beat El Salvador in two of their last three duels

Our Second El Salvador vs Costa Rica Prediction: Both Teams to Score – Yes

  • We saw both teams score in both matches played by El Salvador and Costa Rica in the first round of group stages
  • Both teams have scored in three of the last five h2h duels between these two teams
  • This is a duel between two teams close in quality, so both teams to score is realistic

Top Odds, Stats, and More for El Salvador vs Costa Rica

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Now we can take a close look at some other markets and odds for this game:

El Salvador odds: +240 (3.40) – 29.40% Probability

Draw odds: +225 (3.25) – 30.80% Probability

Costa Rica odds: +110 (2.10) – 47.50% Probability

We can see from the odds that Costa Rica are the expected winners with a 47.50% win probability. On top of that, the main favourite to be the First Goalscorer in this duel is Anthony Contreras at +550 (6.50) odds, which comes to a 15.40% probability.

El Salvador – Costa Rica Preview: Form, Team News, and Probable Lineups

Read about both teams and their news ahead of their duel here, including our predicted El Salvador vs Costa Rica lineups:

El Salvador

While they weren't exactly huge favourites against Martinique in the first round of the Gold Cup group stages, El Salvador was the expected winner in this game. Instead, they not only failed to win, but they ended up losing that match, against a team that reached the main draw through qualifiers. So, El Salvador fans don't have a lot of reasons to feel optimistic right now.

El Salvador Predicted Lineup:

Romero – Tamacas, Zavaleta, Rodriguez, Roldan – Reyes, Landaverde, Orellana, Henriquez, Menjivar – C. Gil

Costa Rica

Their loss to Panama in the first round of group stages wasn't too surprising and Costa Rica did have some chances to avoid a loss in that game. Still, that wasn't a great start of the competition for Costa Rica, but at least they will now play their next two games against weaker opponents on paper, so their chance of going to the next stage isn't completely lost yet.

Costa Rica Predicted Lineup:

Chamorro – Waston, Vargas, Calvo – Valverde, Borges, Madrigal, Mora – Conteras, Campbell, Pena

Starting Lineups

El Salvador

El Salvador
15
Alex Roldan
sv
4
Eriq Zavaleta
sv
Substitutes
11
Cristian David Gil Hurtado
sv
20
Nelson Blanco
sv
18
Tomas Romero
sv
10
Mayer Gil
sv

Costa Rica

Costa Rica
17
Carlos Mora
cr
Substitutes
14
Ricardo Pena
cr

Teams often announce their starting lineups an hour before the kickoff.

Player to Watch: Joel Campbell

As one of the more experienced players in the Costa Rican national team, Joel Campbell already played in more than 120 games for Costa Rica and he is our player to watch in this match.

The forward has the quality and experience to decide this game with one move and he already notched one assist at the tournament, so El Salvador has to keep a close eye on Campbell in this game.

El Salvador 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.