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Soccer Odds: Santos warns Greece to be careful with Costa Rica
By Andrew Scott Thursday, 3 July 2014 12:51
Fernando Santos, Greece coach, warned his side to be very thorough in their preparations for the World Cup’s second-round tie with Costa Rica, and many fans that follow the soccer odds fully agree with the coach.
Pay per head sportsbooks saw that on Tuesday, Greece sealed qualification past the group stage for the first time in the country’s history, as Georgios Samaras’ stoppage-time penalty secured a 2-1 victory over Ivory Coast and impressed soccer betting fans around the world.
That win saw Santos’ players finish second behind Colombia in Group C, earning the team a last-16 clash on Sunday against surprise package Costa Rica in Recife, and fans everywhere that follow the soccer odds can’t wait to see what will happen on the pitch when this match gets underway.
Price per head services saw that coming into the finals, the Costa Rican squad were given little chance by many soccer betting fans to advance from Group D, as they were drawn with Uruguay, Italy, and England.
But pay per head sportsbooks and many fans that follow the soccer odds were taken aback when they saw that Jorge Luis Pinto’s men beat both Italy and Uruguay, before a 0-0 draw with England assured the country’s position as the winners of the group.
Even though Santos enjoyed the win against Ivory Coast – a win that proved to be historic for Greece – the coach was quick to turn his attentions to their next meeting, one that will be seen by fans all over the world that follow the soccer odds.
“We have already started to study the next game against Costa Rica,” he said.
“Because if we want to continue writing history we should play as we played in the last two games.
“Costa Rica is a very strong opponent; everybody knows that.
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“We are experiencing a very important moment in time and we must be very careful.”
Pay per head sportsbooks agree that Greece must be very careful when taking on the Costa Ricans, and can’t wait to see who will emerge triumphant in that key match.