Check out our match analysis and see the Preview: Suriname vs Costa Rica – prediction, team news, lineups
Costa Rica will look to maintain their 100% record in the 2021 Gold Cup when they meet Surinam at Exploria Stadium in Orlando on Friday.
The Costa Ricans scored an early goal in their opening match with Guadeloupe before achieving a comfortable 3-1 victory, while Suriname was left 2-0 blank by Jamaica.
In his first match at this tournament, Natio will consider himself unlucky to come out empty-handed against Jamaica, after creating a string of good scoring opportunities.
Not only did this team have 53% possession, they were also able to find some openings behind the Jamaican defense, but they lacked a bit of precision in the final third, which could have turned their luck.
Making the most of their opportunities will be paramount against Costa Rica, who will likely see a lot more ball than tournament debutants.
Given who they faced in their first match, and given that this team last appeared in this competition in 1985, when it was known as the CONCACAF Championship, it was probably as good a performance as Dean Gorre could have expected from your team.
Suriname has never beaten Costa Rica in their previous five games, but their performance in their first game of this competition was a message to the rest of the teams in this group that it will be a difficult team to face and should not be taken lightly. . .
The Ticos ended a six-game winless streak on Monday with a deserved 3-1 victory, winning their opener of this tournament for the third time in a row.
Coach in his first competitive game since taking office in late June, Luis Fernando Suarez placeholder image he had to be impressed with his team’s performance throughout the 90 minutes, taking the lead early and scoring three goals, his highest record in a competitive match in more than two years.
Not only were they clinicians in front of goal, but they also showed a lot of poise, playing at a very high level of consistency for the first time all year and getting the highest score for their victory, taking 63% of the possession, the first time they saw more ball in a game in 2021 than their opponents.
The mix of young and veteran players seemed to work well for this team, which looked in sync for much of the game and rarely seemed to have a problem at the rear.
As they prepare to play against a team that is new to this international competition, it seems likely that Suarez will have a similar approach to that of his first game, emphasizing the importance of playing hard for 90 minutes and not underestimating his opponents. .
Suriname had great opportunities in their game against Jamaica, particularly their forward. Gleofilo Vlijter, who should have tied the game in the eighth minute, but failed to hit the mark after slipping behind the Jamaican defense.
Inter Miami right back Kelvin Leerdam went up to midfield for his first game, with Ajax as right-back Sean Klaiber making his international debut.
Exterior Sheraldo Becker made his third consecutive start, and his team could use a performance similar to the one he did on his international debut when he scored a double against Bermuda on June 4 in a 6-0 win.
Veteran forward Joel campbell he benefited from a goalkeeper error in his first match, scoring his 20th goal in a Costa Rican uniform and his first in this competition.
Monday was a special night for the veteran midfielder Celso borges, who broke the Costa Rican record for matches played in the Gold Cup, appearing in his 22nd match in this tournament, while also scoring his 24th goal for his country in his 135th participation.
Ariel lassiter scored his first international goal, which would be the winner of the game, while the goalkeeper Leonel Moreira made his fourth consecutive start in the goal of his country, making two saves, achieving his first victory with the national team since the second day of the 2019 Gold Cup.
Possible starting lineup of Suriname:
Hahn; Haps, Donk, Malone, Klaiber; Leerdam, Becker, Eduard; Jozefzoon, Vlijter, Comvalius
Possible starting lineup of Costa Rica:
Moreira; Fuller, González, Calvo, Matarrita; Borges, Guzmán; Ruiz, Cruz; Campbell, Lassiter
Correct Score: Suriname 1-2 Costa Rica
Suriname proved in their last match that they could stay with some of the strongest teams in CONCACAF and, with a little more precision in the last third, they could have obtained their first result in this competition.
After a challenging year for Los Ticos, they had a great response in their first game, and that should give them a significant boost of confidence going forward that they can bring back the magic of years past.
Our expert tipster partners at Footprediction.com predict less than 3.5 goals in this match. Look here to find out what else they are predicting for this game and to learn more about their tried and true soccer tips.Less than 3.5: data