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Brazil vs. Costa Rica: Picks, Predictions, Odds and Player Props

Brazil begin their Copa America campaign with a clash against Costa Rica at the SoFi Stadium in Inglewood.

The Samba Stars head into this tournament as one of the heavy favorites and they’re bringing plenty of talent to the US this summer.

Costa Rica are up against it in their tournament opener. They’re going from World Cup qualifiers against St Kitts and Nevis and Grenada to meeting one of the best teams in international football.

The Brazilians will be aiming to put a quarter-final exit at the last World Cup behind them by wrestling the South American crown back from Argentina. Doing it in the US two years before returning for the World Cup would be a real statement of intent from Dorival Junior’s side.

Brazil vs. Costa Rica betting picks and predictions

Brazil to win and both teams to score (+200)

Brazil head into this game expected to record a comfortable win, with bigger tests to come in this group in the shape of Paraguay and Colombia. Costa Rica is a +1800 outsider to win Group D and that should be reflected in the result at SoFi.

Brazil has arguably the strongest squad at the tournament, packed with talented attacking players. Real Madrid pair Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo lead the way, but future teammate Endrick and Barcelona’s Raphinha add even more quality to this forward line.

While Brazil has a lot of quality, it has shown some defensive vulnerability in recent games. The Brazilians have kept just one clean sheet across their last eight games, while they came into the Copa America after conceding three goals across clashes with Mexico and the USA.

While Costa Rica will likely be more straightforward opponents, the underdog is capable of a consolation goal. This Costa Rica side beat Japan at the last World Cup and scored twice against Germany, so take them to net in a loss to Brazil. 

Endrick to score last (+333)

Of the many attacking options that Brazil boasts, 17-year-old Palmeiras forward Endrick is the most intriguing. He’s set to join Real Madrid this summer, adding even more Brazilian flair to the Champions League winners. The young forward is one of the most hyped wonderkids in the sport, so eyes will be on him.

His Brazil career has been promising so far, with three goals in his last four appearances for his country. He’s already struck a winner at Wembley Stadium, netted against Spain at Santiago Bernabeu and his latest goal was a 90th-minute winner against Mexico.

Endrick is the shortest-priced player to score in this clash, as he’s -110 to score in 90 minutes. However, the teenager may not be trusted from the start. Of his three international goals in 2024, each has come in the second half of games. With two late winners to his name since March, back him for another late show for Brazil.

Endrick to score the final goal of the game is a great way to back the striker at +333.

Brazil to win 4-1 (+1400)

While Brazil are expected to concede, this should still be a routine victory for the Selecao. Costa Rica conceded seven goals to Spain at the last World Cup alongside shipping four to Germany, so Brazil’s attacking options look set to shine.

Brazil have scored three times in two of their last three games, against Mexico and Spain. With weaker opposition meeting them in California, a 4-1 victory for the Selecao is the standout correct score option at +1400.

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Brazil vs. Costa Rica odds

Brazil 

-700

Tie

+700

Costa Rica

+1800

Brazil vs. Costa Rica player props

Anytime Goalscorer

Vinicius Jr

+120

Raphinha

+150

Rodrygo

+150

Manfred Ugalde

+600

Warren Madrigal

+650

Alvaro Zamora

+1100

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This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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