World Cup Match Predictions: Costa Rica vs Germany | 1/12/22

 The last group stage match for group E between Costa Rica and Germany. Several outcomes seem possible depending on the qualification status of the teams, especially Germany.

1×2 Prediction: Costa Rica vs Germany

The matchup between these two teams promises to be open and enthralling. Germany appears to be the favourite, but beware of Costa Rica who won’t be feeling any pressure. We see Germany winning by a slight margin.

Exact Score Prediction: Costa Rica vs Germany

In this 2022 World Cup matchup, our prediction for the exact score is a balanced match that sees Germany open the scoring in the second half, before holding out for a victory that will be small but precious, both for qualification and possibly achieving first place.

Victory for Germany

This is the most likely outcome. Germany is the favourite in this encounter, whatever happens, and even if Germany goes into this match having already qualified and Flick makes some changes to the team, the squad should still be superior to the opponent. A victory of 1-2 or 0-1 would seem to be the most likely outcome.


This is a possible scenario. As we said above, Germany could well put out a reshuffled team if they have already qualified before the starting whistle. This might allow Costa Rica to walk away with a result, 0-0 or 0-1.

Victory for Costa Rica

This outcome seems quite unlikely. As Costa Rica will not be starting out as the favourites, this could motivate them to try and pull off a very good result against a historic nation who have already won the World Cup several times. A 1-0 or 2-1 win seems possible but not probable.

Half-time/Full-time prediction: Draw 1st half; Germany 2nd half

In this match, we see a slightly reshuffled German squad having trouble against Costa Rica in the first half. Germany may be capable of demonstrating patience and finding the back of the net again after half-time.

Scorer Predictions: Costa Rica vs Germany

In this matchup, Germany may make some changes to the team if they have already qualified for the knockout stages. As such, Jamal Musiala and Leon Goretzka could end up being decisive here. On the other side, Joel Campbell could be capable of scoring.

✔ Prono Buteur double chance : J. Musiala / L. Goretzka

Ce match peut permettre aux stars de briller. En l’occurrence, et comme on vous le suggérait un peu plus haut, cela pourrait être l’occasion de voir Jamal Musiala et Leon Goretzka marquer. On vous propose donc ce pronostic double chance buteur.

📄 Match Analysis: Costa Rica – Germany

Pre-bet Analysis

Costa Rica is capable of both the best and the worst. Capable of beating the big nations of the North American continent and usually defensively solid, the Costa Ricans are, however, rather awkward offensively, even against nations thought to be weaker.

Germany qualified for the World Cup brilliantly. Though not in the highest caliber group, against teams like North Macedonia, Romania, Armenia, Iceland and Lichtenstein, Flick’s men very easily dominated their group. With a record of nine wins in ten matches, Germany finished eight points ahead of second-placed North Macedonia.

A second face-off in a World Cup setting. The two nations will face each other for the second time in a World Cup, after the opening match in 2006 which saw Germany dominate with a score of 4-2.

Team Form

Costa Rica is feeling confident. Keylor Navas’ team beat Canada as well as the USA in the last match of the qualification stage. In the final of the playoffs, Costa Rica got the better of New Zealand (1-0) in order to earn its place in the World Cup.

Germany is on a similar streak, unbeaten in 11 matches. Certainly, Germany hasn’t faced any big competition (aside from the Netherlands in a friendly which ended in a 1-1 draw), but its rocky period now seems long gone.