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Canada can earn its first trip to the FIFA World Cup since 1986 on Thursday with a win over Costa Rica in 2021-22 CONCACAF World Cup qualifying. The Canadians are first in the CONCACAF table with the top three teams earning automatic berths to the 2022 World Cup, so grabbing a win to secure a bid and then resting its stars the final two matches of the window would be critical. However, Costa Rica won’t want to give away points at home and sits fifth with 16 points, just one behind Panama for a spot in the intercontinental playoff. You can stream all the action on Paramount+.
Kickoff is set for 10:05 p.m. ET and the match will be played at Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica in San Jose. Caesars Sportsbook lists Canada as the +145 favorite (risk $100 to win $145) in the latest Canada vs. Costa Rica odds, while Costa Rica is the +210 underdog. A draw is priced at +185, while the over-under for total goals scored is 1.5. Thursday’s match will be streamed live on Paramount+ with their must-have Premium plan.
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How to watch Canada vs. Costa Rica
Canada vs. Costa Rica date: Thursday, March 24
Canada vs. Costa Rica time: 10:05 p.m. ET
Canada vs. Costa Rica live stream: Paramount+
Concacaf World Cup qualifying picks for Costa Rica vs. Canada
Before you tune in to Thursday’s World Cup qualifiers, you need to see the Concacaf World Cup qualifiers picks from soccer insider Martin Green. After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his European soccer picks have been spot-on. Green has generated over $37,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and he has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.
For Canada vs. Costa Rica, Green is betting Canada (draw no bet) for a -145 payout. John Herdman led the Canadian national women’s team to bronze medals at the 2012 and 2016 Olympic games and then took over the men’s squad in 2018. The 46-year-old Englishman has breathed new life into the program, leading Canada all the way up to 33rd in the FIFA world rankings.
That’s the highest the country has ever been ranked and Canada is riding a six-game winning streak into Costa Rica with a chance to clinch a spot in the FIFA World Cup for just the second time ever. The Canadians lead CONCACAF in goals scored (19) and goals conceded (five). They should be as confident as ever after a trio of 2-0 victories during the last window, including over the USMNT.
“(Cyle) Larin has 12 goals in 13 games throughout the overall qualifying campaign, while Lille forward Jonathan David has added nine goals. Their pace, movement and dynamism in attack have been crucial to Canada’s success,” Green told SportsLine. “Canada has a young, hungry team full of budding stars and should have too much energy and pace for Costa Rica this week.”
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