Costa Rica meets Serbia
Costa Rica meets Serbia in a clash from Group E of the World Cup 2018. The big favourite in this group is Brazil, but everyone else also want to reach the knockout phase. These are our vip soccer bets for today for this clash.
This is the fifth time when Costa Rica will play at the World Cup. Their best result ever is reaching the 1/4-final, which happened four years ago in Brazil. They had a realistic chance to reach the 1/2-finals as well, but they lost with penalties against the Netherlands. They were very close to do something historical, but it didn’t happen.
Now Los Ticos will play at the World Cup once again. They managed to qualify for the tournament after finishing second in the 5th round of the qualifiers in the CONCACAF region. They managed to win 16 points and had a record of 4 wins, 4 draws and 2 defeats.
Real Madrid’s goalkeeper Keylor Navas is the big star of this team, but Los Angeles FC’ striker Marcos Urena made a great impression during the qualifiers. He scored 3 goals for his team, being the leading goalscorer in the most decisive period of the campaign. Former Arsenal striker Joel Campbell added two more goals for his team.
The 53-years old Oscar Ramirez is the man who leads this team. Ramirez is a former international for Costa Rica, who turned manager. Before accepting the job at the national team, he was leading Alajuelense.
Let’s talk about Serbia a little bit, because this is also an interesting team to look at.
Serbia qualified directly for the World Cup, winning Group D of the European qualifiers. They are going to participate for a 12th time at the World Cup, which is an impressive achievement. Their best performance is the 4th place won in 1930 and 1962.
How we said, the Eagles won their group in the qualifiers. Serbia prevailed in Group D, beating Ireland for the first place. They won 21 points in this group and finished with a record of 6 wins, 3 draws and just one loss, conceded against Austria.
There are some very good players in the Serbian team which we can name right now. We all know about Manchester United’s midfielder Nemanja Matic, who is among the best defensive midfielders in the world. Lazio’s star Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is another player we have to watch closely, because he have some great qualities. It’s not a coincedence that some of Europe’s biggest clubs want to sign him right now. Southampton’s Dusan Tadic and Torino’s Adem Ljajic are also some well known names we can mention.
The 44-years old Mladen Krstajic is the current manager of Serbia. He was assisting the former one Slavolub Muslin, before he was sacked. Instead of looking for another manager to take the job, the Serbian Federation decided to trust Krstajic. Despite of his obvious lack of enough experience on top level, which is obvious by looking at his biography. But he was a well known name as player, having played for big clubs like Schalke 04 and Werder Bremen.
Since the qualifiers for the World Cup ended, Serbia have participated in five friendly games. The Eagles enjoyed wins against China and Nigeria, made a draw with South Korea and suffered defeats against Morocco and Chile.
Costa Rica on the other hand also participated in five friendlies. The Los Ticos won against Scotland and Northern Ireland, but suffered losses against Spain, Hungary and Tunisia.
These are our vip soccer bets for today for the World Cup 2018 game between Costa Rica and Serbia.