Date and Time: 31st January 2022 @4:30 AM IST
Venue: Estadio Azteca
Mexico vs Costa Rica, Where to watch?
India: No Live Telecast
Mexico vs Costa Rica Team News:
On Thursday, Henry Martin scored his sixth international goal for Mexico to launch their comeback against the Jamaicans. Two minutes later, Carlos Rodriguez set up the winner for Alexis Vega, who scored the game-winning goal. Andres Guardado is closing in on Claudio Suarez for first place in all-time appearances for El Tri, having collected number 172 earlier this week, which is five fewer than the current leader.
The difference in their first qualifying match against the Costa Ricans was made by substitute Orbelin Pineda, who scored the solitary goal from the penalty spot, while Hector Herrera needs only six more international appearances to achieve 100 in his international career.
After coming in as a substitute for Los Ticos against Panama, Bryan Ruiz scored his third goal of the qualifying campaign. He replaced Aaron Suarez on the field. Despite playing the whole 90 minutes on Thursday, Joel Campbell remains without a goal in the Octagon, while Keylor Navas only needed to make two stops to keep his side clean, thanks to some excellent defence from Keysher Fuller, Kendall Waston, Francisco Calvo, and Ronald Matarrita.
With 26 goals in his international career for Costa Rica, Celso Borges is just one behind Juan Ulloa and two behind Ruiz. Gerson Torres, who scored his first international goal in their previous qualifier against Honduras earlier this week, made his second straight appearance for the national team earlier this week, replacing Alonso Martinez with just over 20 minutes to play.
Mexico vs Costa Rica Probable Playing XI:
Mexico possible starting lineup:
Ochoa; Arteaga, Moreno, Araujo, O. Rodriguez; Guardado, Herrera, Lainez; Vega, Funes Mori, Martin
Costa Rica possible starting lineup:
Navas; Fuller, Vargas, Calvo, Matarrita; Venegas, Tejeda, Borges, Galo; Campbell, Ruiz
Mexico vs Costa Rica Betting Predictions:
Match Betting: Mexico win (1.30)
Costa Rica win (11.00)
The One-Liner explainer:
However, despite their inability to consistently produce quality, the Mexicans have shown they can persevere through difficult periods, and they should be able to push numbers forward and eventually find a breakthrough against an opponent from Costa Rica who has rarely produced enough quality to cause concern for other teams in the Octagon.