Philippe Coutinho 21/20 to score against Costa Rica in Fridays World Cup matchup
Competition: World Cup
Market: Philippe Coutinho to score anytime
Odds: 21/20 @ Bet 365
Looking to make a much more empathic statement in their second outing in Group E, pre-tournament favorites Brazil will face off against Costa Rica at the Saint-Petersburg Stadium on Friday afternoon.
For Brazil, after running away with their qualifying campaign in the South American group, The Yellows finished 10 points atop of the table and also finished with both the best attacking and defensive record in qualifying. While they could only secure a point in their opening 1-1 draw with Switzerland and currently sit two points adrift of Serbia, Brazil are still tipped by many to lift the title outright this summer. One man Brazil will be looking for is Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho to continue to his impressive form. The attacker now has two in his last two when on international duty and also has nine in nine for club and country.
As for Costa Rica, despite a qualifying campaign that saw them only lose two matches and finish with both the second best attacking and defensive record, The Reds have been drastically short of form as of late. Coming off the back of a 1-0 loss to Serbia in their opening tie, Costa Rica currently sit bottom of Group E and another defeat will see them crash out of the tournament. Along with losing their last three matches in all competitions and conceding seven goals in that time, Costa Rica have recorded just two wins in their last 11, losing seven and drawing three.
Bet: Philippe Coutinho to score against Costa Rica in Fridays World Cup matchup 21/20 @ Bet 365