Italy vs. Costa Rica: match prediction Fifa 2014

 

24th match of Group D

Arena Pernambuco Recife (BRA) on 13:00 Local Time

Italy vs. Costa Rica: match prediction


Captain and goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffons' return is going to be a great boost for the team. They have won against England in their previous match which is surely a positive sign for them. Against England they used their pace and attack while with Costa Rica they may have some improvised strategy in place.


Costa Rica on the other hand has been a surprise package, it is to remember that they defeated Uruguay, the semifinalist in 2010 and they have been powerful in their defense and they can break the pace of Italy or any other team with their great defense.




Injury kept striker Alvaro Saborio out of the game, while their goal scorer Joel Campbells' pace and movement is very impressive, there are others who have the same grace.


Climate may support Costa Rica but Italy is a more technically sound team as they proved from their match against England. Here the strategy would go like this. Italy may pump its midfielders and choke Costa Rica.


My Prediction : Costa Rica wins

By Dipti Prasad Padhi

By : | Category : Sports| Date : June 20,2014

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