Mexico and Costa Rica face each other in an International Friendly today, March 30, at 4 PM (ET) at the Wiener Neustadt stadium. This will be the second match for El Tricolor this year after their clash against Wales. Here, take a look at the match preview, information, storylines, predictions, odds, and how to watch this soccer game in the US.
This will be the second friendly of the year for Gerardo Martino's side, who lost against Wales in the first clash of the current international window. The Tri will be looking to recover from that defeat against another side from the Concacaf.
Costa Rica have also played once in 2021, in a goalless tie against Bosnia and Herzegovina. The upcoming match may be a good opportunity for the Ticos to prove their force against arguably the most powerful team in the region.
Costa Rica vs Mexico: Match Information
Date: Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Time: 4 PM (ET)
Location: Wiener Neustadt stadium, Austria.
Costa Rica vs Mexico: Time by State in the US
ET: 4 PM
CT: 3 PM
MT: 2 PM
PT: 1 PM
Costa Rica vs Mexico: Storylines and Head-to-Head
Two mighty teams in the Concacaf will face in Austria looking to test themselves ahead of a challenging 2021 year. Both would need a win to gain confidence after failing to do so in their last games, even though there's nothing big at stake in this duel.
Mexico were defeated by Wales in their return to the pitch this year. It wasn't a positive start for El Tri, who will be looking to bounce back in the upcoming friendly.
Costa Rica's first appearance in 2021 didn't result in a long-awaited win, although they managed to a draw with Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Ticos, however, couldn't get a triumph last year, so they are eager to put that streak to an end.
These two national teams have a long history facing each other. Taking into account World Cup qualifiers, friendlies, Copa America, and Gold Cup, they've clashed 54 times, with Mexico winning 30 games, Costa Rica six, and 18 ended in a draw. Moreover, they've played 19 International Friendlies, of which 13 ended with a victory for the Tri, one for the Ticos, and they tied five times.
How to watch or live stream Costa Rica vs Mexico in the US
The 2021 International Friendly to be played between Costa Rica and Mexico at Wiener Neustadt stadium will be broadcasted in the US by TUDN and UniMás.
Costa Rica vs Mexico: Predictions and Odds
Bookmakers have placed their bets and the Tri are favored in the predictions. DraftKings has given odds of -139 to a Mexico triumph, while Costa Rica has odds of +400 to win the clash. A tie would result in a +260 payout.
* Odds via DraftKings.