Costa Rica v Greece Betting
2014 World Cup - 2nd Round
29th June - KO: 9pm BST -
Punters would have got a big price on Costa Rica and Greece facing each other in the 2014 World Cup second round, as the pair prepare to meet in Recife on Sunday night. Costa Rica were the Group D underdogs before wins over Uruguay and Italy assured their second only qualification for the second round. A 0-0 draw over England in their third game meant the Costa Ricans topped Group D.
Greece left it late to reach the last sixteen for the first time in their history. A late penalty by Giorgos Samaras was enough for the Greeks to beat the Ivory Coast 2-1 and leapfrog the African side into second place in Group C,
The pair have never met before and Costa Rica have been installed the favourites in what could well be a tight match.
|Sunday 29th June|
|9.00pm||Costa Rica v Greece||Betting Preview|
|Tips:||The draw @ 11/5|
|Draw/Draw @ 10/3|
|Costa Rica to qualify @ 4/5|
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Head to Head
The pair have never played each other.
Bryan Ruiz - The Fulham playmaker may have struggled this season but he's been on top form in the World Cup, scoring the solitary goal in the win over Italy and can unlock what is a strong Greek defence.
Giorgos Samaras - The emphasis with Greece is so much on defence, but the Celtic man held his nerve when cooly slotting away the injury time penalty that sent Greece into the second round.