USA Women face Costa Rica Women in the CONCACAF Women's Championship 2022 semi-final at the Estadio Universitario BUAP in Puebla on Friday, July 15. The match will start at 4:30 AM IST (Indian Standard Time).
The USA women’s football team recently won the SheBelieves Cup and are on a 17-match unbeaten streak in international football. They have won their last nine and scored first in all of them as well. USA Women won their group in this tournament by a 9-0 aggregate score with Alex Morgan and Kristie Mewis showing excellent form here.
Costa Rica Women lost their last match of the group stage in this tournament against Canada Women by a 2-0 scoreline. However, their 3-0 and 4-0 wins against Panama Women and Trinidad & Tobago Women saw them finish second in their group and advance to the semi-final. Cristin Granados and Katherine Alvarado have both scored twice for them in this tournament.
USA Women vs Costa Rica Women CONCACAF Women's Championship 2022 odds
Parimatch odds: USA Women: 1.03, Costa Rica Women: 23.00, Draw: 10.50
Betwinner odds: USA Women: 1.03, Costa Rica Women: 951.00, Draw: 11.00
Bet365 odds: USA Women: 1.04, Costa Rica Women: 34.00, Draw: 13.00
10CRIC odds: USA Women: 1.05, Costa Rica Women: 22.43, Draw: 11.63
1xBet odds: USA Women: 1.03, Costa Rica Women: 636.00, Draw: 7.50
Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.
USA Women vs Costa Rica Women head-to-head
USA Women have dominated this head-to-head, winning all seven matches against Costa Rica Women. The USA side has aggregated 21 goals and kept clean sheets in their last four head-to-head matches.
USA Women beat the Costa Rican women’s football team by a 6-0 scoreline in the 2014 edition of the CONCACAF Women's Championship.
USA Women vs Costa Rica Women probable starting lineups
USA Women: Casey Murphy (goalkeeper); Kelley O'Hara, Naomi Girma, Becky Sauerbrunn (captain), Emily Sonnett; Ashley Sanchez, Andi Sullivan, Lindsey Horan; Margaret Purce, Alex Morgan, Sophia Smith.
Costa Rica Women: Daniela Solera (goalkeeper); Fabiola Villalobos, Mariana Benavides, Valeria del Campo; Maria Coto, Katherine Alvarado (captain), Cristin Granados, Daniela Cruz; Melissa Herrera, Raquel Rodríguez, Priscila Chinchilla.
USA Women vs Costa Rica Women CONCACAF Women's Championship 2022 top picks and players to watch
USA Women: Alex Morgan is the top pick in this semi-final encounter. She has scored 11 goals in 10 matches in the NWSL 2022 season. The striker has netted 68 goals in 118 appearances for her national side including two goals in this edition of the CONCACAF Women’s Championship.
Costa Rica Women: Katherine Alvarado will be the one to watch out from the Costa Rican side. She has scored 11 goals in 68 appearances for the national team. The 31-year-old has scored two goals and has 93% passing accuracy in this tournament.
USA Women vs Costa Rica Women CONCACAF Women's Championship 2022 prediction
USA Women are the overwhelming favourites going into this semi-final encounter against Costa Rica Women considering their head-to-head record and their unbeaten run in the past year.
The Costa Rican women’s football team are highly unlikely to cause any problems for the in-form USA Women in this semi-final. Their overall form also does not suggest any positive signs for this encounter.