Costa Rica have begun their 2021 Gold Cup journey on the right foot beating Guadeloupe 3-1 on Matchday 1 of Group C at Exploria Stadium in Orlando. A strong start to the game gave Los Ticos the advantage and they sealed the win in the second half. Check out the highlights and goals of the game.
Joel Campbell put Luis Fernando Suarez's side in front early in the match. The former Arsenal winger capitalized on a mistake at Guadeloupe's back and sent the ball in the back of the net. A few minutes later, he set up Ariel Lassiter to increase the advantage. Right before half-time, Raphael Mirval pulled one back for Guadeloupe. However, Costa Rica's veteran leader Celso Borges increased the advantage in the second half to seal the victory.
Costa Rica vs Guadeloupe: Match Preview
The Concacaf Gold Cup 2021 is already here. Today, July 12, Costa Rica and Guadeloupe face off at the Exploria Stadium in Orlando, Florida in a match for the Group C of the continental tournament. Here, find out everything there’s to know about this Group C match: the preview, information, predictions, odds and how to watch it in the US.
Costa Rica will kick off their journey at this tournament, after being trashed 4-0 by the United States in their last match on July 9 in a friendly. After that defeat, Ronald Gonzalez was fired as head coach and now Luis Fernando Suárez is the one who will be in charge during this competition.
On the other hand. Guadeloupe won a spot in the group stage after beating Bahamas 2-0 and Guatemala 10-9 on penalties. It will be their fifth time playing the group stage of the tournament and they will try to be the surprise of the group.
Costa Rica vs Guadeloupe: Match Information
Date: Monday, July 12, 2021.
Time: 09:00 PM (ET).
Location: Exploria Stadium, Orlando, Fl.
Costa Rica vs Guadeloupe: Time by State in the US
ET: 09:00 PM
CT: 08:00 PM
MT: 07:00 PM
PT: 06:00 PM
Costa Rica vs Guadeloupe: Head-to-head and storylines
These two rivals have faced each other only two times in the Gold Cup. Both matches ended in victory for Costa Rica. The first one took place in the 2007 edition, in the group stage, and The Ticos won with a lone goal.
The second match was in the quarter-finals of the 2009 Gold Cup, when Costa Rica won with authority thanks to a 5-1 score. Of course, this time Guadeloupe is coming from good results in the Prelims, especially after they held Guatemala for a 1-1 draw.
Costa Rica, on the other hand, is trying to get in shape after negative results. Luis Suarez, the new head coach, has plenty of experience in the tournament, after coaching Honduras in the 2011 and 2013 Gold Cups.
How to watch or live stream Costa Rica vs Guadeloupe in the US for 2021 Gold Cup
The game between Costa Rica and Guadeloupe, to be played at Orlando City Stadium will be broadcasted in the US by UniMás, Univision NOW, FOX Sports App, Foxsports.com, TUDN.com, TUDN App, Fox Sports 1, TUDN USA, SiriusXM FC.
Costa Rica vs Guadeloupe: Odds and predictions
Oddsmakers have already done their predictions for this match. According to DraftKings, the odds are in favor of Costa Rica. Los Ticos are favorites with odds of -715, while Guadeloupe has odds of +1600. A tie would end up in a +600 payout.
*Odds by DraftKings