- Costa Rica have scored in 8 goals in their last 11 away friendlies, including one against Spain in 2015 and have only failed to score in 1 of their last 10 matches. though Both teams have scored in 4 of Spain’s last 7 international friendlies.
- Spain have scored at least once in all of their 14 matches since Euro 2016.
- Spain has not lost in 10 of their last matches scoring at least a goal in all of them and has remained unbeaten in their group they shared with Italy as the main opponent .They only drew one game, in Italy.
HEAD TO HEAD
- These two sides met two times so far ,Costa Rica grabbina a 2-2 draw in the friendly international almost 10 years ago, while Spain having their first victory over Costa Rica back in the 2015, when Paco Alcacer and Cesc Fabregas helped them with the victory.
- Spain is expected to make some changes to his usual XI and give plenty of opportunities to fringe players during the international break.
- Alberto Moreno, Luis Alberto, Suso, Rodrigo, Álvaro Odriozola and Asier Illarramendi will all be looking to vie for the 2018 World Cup.
- Marc Bartra and Odriozola will fight for a starting spot at right-back.
- Pepe Reina was not fit enough to start for Napoli over the weekend but should recover in time for today’s friendly against Costa Rica. Kepa Arrizabalaga will also be looking to make his debut if David de Gea is given the night off.
- Alvaro Morata suffered a minor toe injury in training but will be fine to feature here.
- Striker Joel Campbell and keeper Keylor Navas are notable absentees for Costa Rica. Otherwise they should be at full strength.
- Patrick Pemberton should start in goal as Keylor Navas is injured and not available during the international break.
- Other than that, Costa Rica should look to name their strongest side to see where they are at ahead of the 2018 World Cup.
OVER 2.5 MATCH GOALS AT 1.55 SPORTPESA ODDS