Suriname vs Costa Rica
Concacaf Gold Cup
Date: Saturday, 17 July 2021
Kick-off 01:30 UK/ 02:30 CET
Venue: Exploria Stadium.
Suriname is hoping to avoid another defeat and possibly a group stage elimination on Friday evening when they face Costa Rica in the second round of the Concacaf Gold Cup.
On day 1, Suriname could not beat Jamaica 0-2 at the start of the Concacaf Gold Cup. The Jamaicans were strong at the time, conceding some goals in the 26th minute of the game.
Suriname has not done much to pave their way back into the competition since they are currently in a difficult position ahead of the second round in Costa Rica.
Costa Rica is one of the favorites (along with Mexico and the United States) to go all the way in this tournament, despite their advanced age. They captured a simple but good win in their opening game against Guadeloupe.
The first goal and an assist from Joel Campbell were scored by Colombian manager Luis Suarez. Deportivo La Coruna’s Celso Borges only sealed the victory with a goal in the middle of the second half.
The Costa Ricans want to avoid any trouble with the problem against the intelligent Jamaican side coming in the third round. The quality is on their side here, and we would be surprised to see anything other than a complete victory for Costa Rica here.
Suriname vs Costa Rica Head to head
Costa Rica is the biggest power in the history of this sport.
They have won every seven battles against Suriname so far.
It has been 13 years since the duo last locked up and then competed in the Concacaf World Cup.
Costa Rica got two points in some form, conceding 11 goals and two doubles against Suriname at the time.
Suriname possible starting lineup
Hahn; Haps, Donk, Malone, Klaiber; Leerdam, Becker, Eduard; Jozefzoon, Vlijter, Comvalius
Costa Rica possible starting lineup
Moreira; Fuller, Gonzalez, Calvo, Matarrita; Borges, Guzman; Ruiz, Cruz; Campbell, Lassiter
Suriname vs Costa Rica: Preview, victor prediction, odds, and more
Suriname had a great chance in their game against Jamaica, most notably beating their opponent Gleofilo Vlijter, who should have broken the game in the eighth minute but hit nothing after entering the back of the Jamaican backfield.
Inter Miami coach Kelvin Leerdam went up to midfield for their opening game, with Ajax’s Sean Klaiber making his debut.
Winger Sheraldo Becker started his third start, his team can use the same performance he did in his international debut when he won support in Bermuda on June 4 in a 6-0 victory.
Athlete Joel Campbell is benefiting from a defensive error in their first game, conceding 20 goals in a Costa Rica shirt for the first time in this competition.
Monday was a special night for Celso Borges, a veteran player who broke Costa Rican record for a game in the Gold Cup, appearing in his 22nd appearance in the tournament, and also a national his 24th goal and his 135th appearance.
Ariel Lassiter scored his first international goal, which would rise as a game-winner, while goalkeeper Leonel Moreira made his fourth start and goal for his country, saving two. is collecting his first win with the national team since Matchday Two of the 2019 Gold Cup.