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England vs Costa Rica
ENG vs CRC Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
England will be aiming for a big statement performance against Costa Rica as they finish their quota of warm-up games ahead of the World Cup.
The Three Lions will be returning to the Elland Road for the first time in 16 years with the Leeds United set to earn a six-figure sum for hosting this fixture and expect to earn more from commercial partners.
In the first game, England played quite an attacking football against Nigeria, especially in the first half where they could have scored four or five goals. It was a departure from the normal tactics of defending-first that Gareth Southgate uses against the teams. But that performance at the Wembley showed that the English team will be one of the dark horses in Russia.
The game against Costa Rica also brings some bad memories for players who were the part of the squad played in Brazil four years ago. The Los Ticos drew 0-0 against the 1966 World Champions and topped the group ahead of Uruguay, Italy, and England. So revenge would be playing in few selected player’s minds when they come out on to the pitch before they catch the flight to Russia.
Thanks to goals from Venegas, Campbell, and Calvo, Costa Rica started their preparations in a dream fashion as they thumped Northern Ireland 3-0 in their last game. But their overall form is a cause for concern for head coach Óscar Ramírez as his team has won just twice int he last 8 games, while also losing four times in the last six heading into this match.
When:June 8, 12:30 AM, IST
Where: Elland Road
Recent wins (Last six matches)
England – W D D W D W
Costa Rica – L L L W L W
ENG vs CRC Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injury and Suspension
England vs Costa Rica:
England: In the last game, England Manager named a strong XI with the likes of Harry Kane, Dele Alli, and Raheem Sterling all starting the game. However, we are expecting some changes in this match.
Jordan Henderson is expected to start this game after he was rested in the last match due to his involvement in the Champions League final. His Liverpool compatriot Trent Alexander-Arnold is also in line to start his first England game.
Leicester City center-back Harry Maguire could also come into the starting 11, replacing Gary Cahill, and the likes of Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Marcus Rashford, Danny Rose, and Jamie Vardy will all hope for starting berths.
Costa Rica: Captain and top goalscorer Bryan Ruiz will be hoping to start up front for Costa Rica, whilst Rodney Wallace, Marco Urena, Patrick Pemberton and Randall Azofeifa will all be asking for game time after being left on the bench against Northern Ireland.
ENG vs CRC Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable)
England – Pickford (GK), Walker, Stones, Maguire; Alexander-Arnold, Dier, Henderson, Rose; Alli, Sterling; Kane
Costa Rica – Navas (GK), Gamboa, Acosta, Gonzalez, Duarte, Oviedo, Colindres, Borges, Guzman, Campbell, Venegas / Ruiz
Head 2 Head- Only 1 meeting in the official matches.
England – 00
Costa Rica – 00
Draw – 01
England – Kane, Alli
Costa Rica – Oviedo, Ruiz
Take a look at some statistics:
- The only meeting between these two nations came back in Brazil four years ago at the group stage of the World Cup, the match ended goalless.
- England have become quite a resistible in defense as they have kept six clean sheets in the last nine matches.
- Harry Kane has scored 8 times in the 7 games he played under Gareth Southgate.
- Costa Rica haven’t scored in three of their last five games on the road heading into this match.
ENG vs CRC Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Despite England not losing a game against Costa Rica, the hosts have been tagged as underdog in this match. This could be because of the contrasting form of both the teams- England haven’t won in six while Costa Rica are unbeaten in the last four.
But we are backing the hosts to avoid a defeat in this match.
NOTE: THIS ENG vs CRC Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW IS BASED ON OUR RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING FROM VARIOUS NEWS SOURCES. YOU CAN SELECT YOUR OWN PLAYING 11 ON THE BASIS OF TEAM NEWS.