Monday, July 15, 2024

Prediction: Brazil vs Costa Rica

Jamie Jones in Free Soccer Predictions 24 Jun 2024


Prediction: Brazil to win 2-0

Best Odds: 5/1

Bookmaker: Zetbet

Brazil and Costa Rica will lock horns with each other in the 2024 Copa América this week. The Group D match between Dorival Júnior’s side and Gustavo Alfaro’s team will be held at the SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. It is scheduled to kick off at 2 am UK time on Tuesday.


Brazil are one of the biggest footballing nations on the planet and are also one of the most successful. Seleção are used to competing in major tournaments and winning silverware, and, as expected, they will start the 2024 Copa America as one of the favourites to win it.

Canarinho have won the Copa America nine times and they will be determined to kick off the 2024 edition with a win against Costa. Brazil have reached the final of the Copa America in the past two editions. They won it in 2019 and lost the final in 2021.

Brazil have not lost a match against a CONCACAF opponent in over 12 years since Mexico defeated them 2-0 in a June 2012 friendly international game played in the United States of America. They warmed up for their final Copa America game with a 1-1 draw with the USA.

Team News:

Brazil are likely to line up in a 4-2-3-1 formation. Alisson will be in goal for the South American giants. Danilo, Marquinhos, Militao and Wendell will be the four defenders. Guimaraes, Luiz will be the two holding midfielders. Raphinha, Paqueta and Rodrygo will be deployed in attacking midfield. Junior will lead the line for Brazil.

Costa Rica

Costa Rica are a well-known footballing nation in the CONCACAF region and will be determined to do well in the 2024 Copa America. They do not have a great record in the prestigious competition, though. Costa Rica have not progressed beyond the group stage since the 2004 Copa America in Peru.

Gustavo Alfaro’s side have been drawn against Brazil, Colombia and Paraguay in 2024 Copa América Group D. Brazil and Colombia are the clear favourites to go through from this group, so it is going to be hard for Costa Rica to end up in the top two.

Costa Rica will head into the match against Brazil this week on the back of a 3-0 victory over Grenada away from home in the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign. It came after a 4-0 victory over Saint Kitts and Nevis in front of their fans in the World Cup qualifier.

Team News:

Costa Rica are likely to line up in a 3-4-2-1 formation. Sequeira will be in goal and will have Cascante, Vargas and Calvo ahead of him in defence.  Quiros, Galo, Aguilera and Mora will be the four midfielders. Campbell and Zamora will be deployed in attacking midfield. Contreras will lead the line for Costa Rica.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Brazil have won 2 of their last 6 matches in all competitions.
  • Brazil have lost 2 of their last 6 matches in all competitions.
  • Costa Rice have won 4 of their last 6 games in all competitions.
  • Costa Rica have lost 1 of their last 6 games in all competitions.
  • Brazil’s all-time top scorer, Neymar, is injured and will not play at the 2024 Copa America.


Costa Rice have a good team, but Brazil are much better and should not have any issue in picking up all three points from the game.

Prediction: Brazil to win 2-0

Best Odds: 5/1

Bookmaker: Zetbet


Jamie Jones

Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.



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