Costa Rica vs Guatemala Prediction, Betting Odds and Free Tips 16/06/2023

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

Costa Rica – Guatemala international friendly sees the hosts trying to sharpen before the Gold Cup tournament begins later in June. With that in mind, here are some of our best Costa Rica vs Guatemala odds.

Free Betting Tips for Costa Rica vs Guatemala

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Costa Rica to Win

With our first Costa Rica vs Guatemala prediction we back the symbolic hosts, the game will be played on US soil in California, to win. Costa Rica are 39th in the world rankings while Guatemala are only 116th. Also, Costa Rica have won 7 of the last 11 H2Hs (D1 L3). Also, Guatemala already played 2 friendlies in June and lost them both. This will be the third match for Guatemala in just 7 days so fatigue will be an issue for them too.

Over 1.5 Costa Rica Goals

Our next Costa Rica vs Guatemala prediction again backs Costa Rica. We think the symbolic hosts will score at least 2 goals. They managed to do that in 8 of the last 11 H2Hs. Also, Costa Rica scored 2 or more in 2 of their last 3 matches


Our final free betting tip is that at least one of the teams will keep a clean sheet. All of Guatemala’s last 3 games produced that with Guatemala winning once without conceding and losing their most recent 2 matches without scoring. Costa Rica saw 4 of their last 6 games ending without both sides scoring.

Costa Rica vs Guatemala Lineups and Team News

Costa Rica

Costa Rica had a relatively quiet period after their World Cup involvement back in November. They did reasonably well in Qatar with a win vs Japan and defeats against the European giants Spain and Germany in their group. The only matches for Costa Rica since were in March when they beat Martinique 2-1 and lost to Panama 0-1.

As this friendly is only a few days before the start of the Gold Cup the best possible squad has been called for it. There are still some important players that are missing though. Experienced left-back Oviedo is injured. Also, captain Ruiz retired after the World Cup with 147 caps to his name. He will be a big absence in midfield from now on.


Guatemala opted for intensive preparation for the coming Gold Cup tournament. As a result the squad already played 2 friendlies in recent days. They lost 0-2 vs Mexico and then only 3 days ago lost 0-1 vs Trinidad and Tobago.

Guatemala’s squad consists of many inexperienced players. Also, no squad member has scored more than 3 goals for the national team. This showed in the 2 recent friendlies with Guatemala nowhere near scoring in both. This can be explained by the continuing absence of the injured top goalscorer Lom – 21 caps and 10 goals. The team’s second-best goalscorer Santis (23 caps-7 goals) is also sidelined right now.

Form Charts and H2H Stats for Costa Rica vs Guatemala

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Costa Rica vs Guatemala – Frequently asked questions


  • Who is Guatemala’s top goalscorer among the current squad? That will be Rubio with his 3 goals in 8 caps.
  • When is the match starting? The game will be commerce at 04:00 GMT on Friday, June 16th.
  • Will Lom play for Guatemala? No, Guatemala’s top goalscorer Lom will miss the game injured.

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