Costa Rica v Jamaica tips – Celso Borges fabulous at 5/1 anytime scorer

Borges brilliant value to score against Jamaica

Borges brilliant value to score against Jamaica

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Betting Tip: @ 5/1 with coral

Costa Rica won over the hearts of many neutrals with their swashbuckling style at the World Cup last summer. That rampant run helped them reach the quarter-finals, and explains why they are a best-price 13/2 with Betway to win the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Up first for Paulo Wanchope’s men are Copa America invitees Jamaica, who might actually prove to be their toughest opposition in Group B. That notwithstanding, Costa Rica are odds-on favourites for victory, and punters can get a top-price of 17/20 with several bookies (Betfair, Ladbrokes, Paddy Power and William Hill).

Any scorers shouts for the Central American nation include usual suspects Bryan Ruiz, who has just agreed a left-field summer switch from Fulham to Sporting Lisbon, and Arsenal-owned attacker Joel Campbell.

These two major forces up front represent modest value for Costa Rica, though. Ruiz, who was their leading marksman at the World Cup having struck twice, is a best-price of 11/4 with BetVictor.

Campbell meanwhile, who has just completed a loan spell at La Liga side Villarreal, is slightly better in the anytime market at 3/1 with that bookie and Paddy Power.

Box-to-box midfielder Celso Borges looks the best bet here, however, with Coral offering a tasty top-price of 5/1 for him to put one past Jamaica. Now at Deportivo La Coruna, his midfield bursts on the break in support of these more illustrious names above is an essential part of Costa Rica’s tactics.

Crucially for Borges, he also netted against this opposition at the Gold Cup before back in 2009. That day Costa Rica ran out 1-0 winners over Jamaica and, given the Reggae Boyz’s struggles in front of goal at the Copa America, this result must be considered again at a nifty 9/2 with Betway, Ladbrokes and William Hill.

A wincast featuring brilliant Borges and Costa Rica is also 9/2 with Paddy Power if punters don’t want to commit to backing a precise scoreline. Those odds are not quite as attractive as his anytime value, though. top tip: Borges scores anytime @ 5/1 with Coral.

Betting Tip: @ 5/1 with coral

All odds were correct at time of posting.

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