Mexico vs. Costa Rica odds, picks, how to watch, live stream: Sept. 5 CONCACAF World Cup qualifier predictions

by 24USATVSept. 6, 2021, midnight 21

The 2022 Concacaf World Cup Qualifiers are underway, and Mexico will try to maintain the momentum it created after the first fixture in Costa Rica. El Tri was the only team in the octagonal to capture all three points with a 2-1 win over Jamaica on Thursday, with all three of the other Concacaf matches ending in draws. On Sunday, Mexico will try to capture three more points against a Costa Rican side that it's 33-7-17 against all-time. You can catch all the action live on Paramount+.

Costa Rica is coming off a 0-0 draw in Panama on Thursday and now returns home to Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica in San Jose with about 3,000 fans expected in attendance. Kick-off is set for 7 p.m. ET. Mexico is the -133 money-line favorite (risk $133 to win $100) in the latest Mexico vs. Costa Rica odds at Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is 2.5 goals. Sunday's match will be streamed live on Paramount+ with their must-have Premium plan.

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How to watch Costa Rica vs. Mexico

Before you tune in to Sunday's World Cup qualifiers, you need to see the CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers picks from European 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 $36,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and he has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.

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For Mexico vs. Costa Rica , Green is taking Mexico to win on the 90-minute money line for a -133 payout. Despite needing a 90th-minute goal to capture the three points against Jamaica on Thursday, Mexico dominated the run of play in its first fixture while playing an experimental lineup.

El Tri had 73 percent of possession and took 27 shots in the 2-1 victory at Estadio Azteca. Alexis Vega opened the scoring in the 50th minute for Mexico, with Henry Martin scoring the winner. Now, they'll set their sights on Costa Rica, which hasn't beaten Mexico since a World Cup qualifier in 2013.

Mexico has beaten Costa Rica twice already this year, and the latter is coming off a lackluster performance against Panama in which it didn't manage a shot on goal. Costa Rica has made four of the last five World Cups, but this is an aging squad desperately trying to stave off Father Time.

"Costa Rica and Mexico are regularly involved in low-scoring clashes. Six of the last seven games between them have seen under 2.5 goals, but El Tri's superior technical ability generally shines through," Green gold SportsLine. "It should have enough pace, dynamism and creativity to secure victory in this game."

How to watch, live stream World Cup Qualifiers on Paramount+

Now that you know what to pick, get ready to watch the CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers. Visit Paramount+ now to see the World Cup Qualifiers, your live local CBS sporting events, some of the world's top soccer matchups and much more.


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