The Mexican National Team is coming off of a disappointing 0-1 loss to Wales, but Tata Martino’s side needs to quickly wipe the dust off and get back into the swing of things with an international friendly against Costa Rica.

Costa Rica has seen better days, Los Ticos are coming off of a dismal 2020 where the team lost 4 out of 5 games and have not won any match in their last 6, two draws and 4 losses. While Mexico lost its first match of 2021 after going undefeated in their last 5.

The oddsmakers at DraftKings gave Mexico a huge advantage over Costa Rica and there are some interesting betting options for this international match that will serve as a test for the upcoming Nations League, Gold Cup, and World Cup Qualifying in CONCACAF.

Tyler Roberts of Wales and Carlos Salcedo of Mexico battle for the ball during the International Friendly match between Wales and Mexico (Getty)

Mexico vs Costa Rica Pick Bets

Hirving Lozano of Mexico talks to Wayne Hennessey of Wales during the International Friendly match between Wales and Mexico (Getty)

Mexico comes into this match with a -139 advantage while Costa Rica is paying out +400. The chances that Costa Rica takes this one looks slim. Not only has Costa Rica lost to unaffiliated nations like Basque Country, but the team has also lost the last three matches against CONCACAF opposition, 2 losses to Panama and 1 to the USA.

If you want to make a risky bet on this one a draw at +260 could happen but don’t count on it. An interesting option would be to bet on Costa Rica to at least score one goal, at +123 it could be a safe risky bet that the Ticos can score at least one against Mexico.

Betting on results that favor Mexico

Hector Herrera of Mexico flicks a shot under pressure from Kieffer Moore of Wales during the International Friendly match between Wales and Mexico (Getty)

Betting that the game could end 1-4 in favor of Mexico would be a wise bet, usually Mexico opens up the floodgates against CONCACAF opposition. At +2800 a 4-1 Mexico win looks very tempting. The last time Mexico played a CONCACAF team they won 3-0 so it’s very feasible if El Tri scores early they can score 4 on an opponent, especially won like Costa Rica.