Either of these sides will do well to make it to the knockout stages with England and Italy in the group, but Luis Suarez could well fire Uruguay to the next round. But can Costa Rica cause an upset (and do England and Italy a favour) in this one? Read on for the latest betting odds and tips.

Uruguay had to go through the play-off route to make it to the World Cup, but with the aforementioned Suarez, Edison Cavani and the evergreen Diego Forlan in their midst they are likely to cause problems for all sides they face.

Los Charrúas are strong favourites to be victorious here (at betting odds of 4/9 with Ladbrokes) and we simply can’t see Costa Rica upsetting the odds. Having said that, they finished second in qualifying behind the USA and might nick a draw (at betting odds of 9/2 with William Hill), but in truth Uruguay looked nailed on for this one.

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