2014 World Cup. Uruguay vs Costa Rica. Preview & Tip. 14/06/14.

World Cup 2014 Tips

Uruguay meet Costa Rica today at the 2014 World Cup, at the Estadio Castelao in Fortaleza.

Form

Historically the two sides have met 8 times, with Uruguay winning 6 times and the other 2 times playing out for a draw. Surprisingly Costa Rica have never defeated Uruguay.

Uruguay’s most recent match was against Slovenia, where they were able to secure a 2-0 victory.

Costa Rica’s most recent outing was against the Republic of Ireland, where they played out a 1-1 draw.

Injuries & Suspensions

The only injury concern is too one of the stars of the 2014 World Cup, Uruguay’s Luis Suarez. He is set to undergo a test, but it would seem unlikely that he will take part in this game so soon after a recent knee operation. Also, Diego Forlan of Uruguay has had an upset stomach, but should recover sufficiently in time to take part in this fixture.

Prediction & Tip

Even with Uruguay most likely missing striker Luis Suarez, they should have enough overall class to defeat Costa Rica. We can’t see a goal-fest here, so will go with a 1-0 victory to Uruguay. Ladbrokes are offering 5/1 on this outcome.