Costa Rica will welcome Nicaragua at Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica on Sunday for their first game of Gold Cup 2019. The Costa Ricans have the advantage to play in front of their own fans, and the win is mandatory for them. The hosts have been a constant participant in the CONCACAF Championship known now as the Gold Cup. They took part in nineteen out of twenty-four editions of the tournament and were able to win it three times back in 1963, 1969 and 1989. For Nicaragua, this will be the fifth participation in the CONCACAF major tournament, but they don’t have any significant success so far.
Costa Rica vs Nicaragua Head to Head
|Head to Head||Last game||Last games||Last games home/away|
|Costa Rica||Win||4 W/ 1 D/ 0 L||4 W/ 1 D/ 0 L|
|Nicaragua||Loss||0 W/ 1 D/ 4 L||0 W/ 1 D/ 4 L|
Last game between the nations: 18.01.2017 Costa Rica – Nicaragua 0:0
Last game on Costa Rica soil: 18.01.2017 Costa Rica – Nicaragua 0:0
Worth mentioning: Costa Rica has met Nicaragua five times in the history so far. Four of those games were won by the Costa Ricans, as only the most recent one ended in a draw. The Nicaragua national football team have been unable to hit the back of the Costa Rica net in any of the five encounters between those nations and just one of these five games produced over 2,5 goals.
Costa Rica vs Nicaragua Stats
|As of 12.06||Last game||Last games||Last games home/away|
|Costa Rica||Loss||3 W/ 0 D/ 7 L||2 W/ 2 D/ 1 L|
|Nicaragua||Loss||4 W/ 2 D/ 4 L||2 W/ 1 D/ 2 L|
Last game Costa Rica: 06.06.2019 Peru – Costa Rica 1:0; Christian Cueva 53’
Next game Costa Rica: 21.06.2019 Gold Cup: Costa Rica – Bermuda
Last game Nicaragua: 08.06.2019 Argentina – Nicaragua 5:1; Lionel Messi 37’,38’, Lautro Martinez 63’,73’, Roberto Pereyra 81’; Juan Barrera 90’
Next game Nicaragua: 21.06.2019 Gold Cup: Nicaragua – Haiti
|Last 10 games||GF:GA||Over 2,5 goals||BTTS||Clean sheets|
Worth mentioning: None of the previous ten Costa Rica outings finished in a draw. Only one of their last five matches featured over 2,5 goals, and one witnessed goals at both ends. The previous three games involving Costa Rica finished with the same scoreline of 1:0 for the home side. Only one of their last five home matches produced over 2,5 goals, and two saw both teams hitting the back of the net.
Nicaragua are currently in a row of two back-to-back losses. Two of their last five outings produced over 3,5 goals, and only the same games witnessed goals at both ends. Nicaragua was able to score in each of their last four away games.
Costa Rica vs Nicaragua News
Missing players Costa Rica: No reports of injuries or suspensions.
Missing players Nicaragua: No reports of injuries or suspensions.
Costa Rica vs Nicaragua Pedictions
Costa Rica to win – 1.18 @ bet365