World Cup: Sharp Money Weighing in on Serbia-Costa Rica

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Serbia vs. Costa Rica, 9 a.m. ET Sunday, FOX

  • Serbia -116
  • Costa Rica +422
  • Draw +244

Bet To Watch: 

Serbia -116

Serbia and Costa Rica are two teams that have been a bit overlooked heading into this World Cup, but both have a chance to make some noise.

Costa Rica found incredible success in 2014, winning their group which consisted of Uruguay, England, and Italy and are poised to surprise people once again. They were decent in qualifying to get here but did finish second to Mexico in CONCACAF.

Serbia, on the other hand, did not qualify for the World Cup in 2014 and also failed to reach Euro 2016, but have a talented roster hungry to make a statement. Their strength is goal scoring although the total for this matchup is just two goals.


Despite the low total, 56% of public bets have actually taken the under. The juice on under two goals has moved from +101 to -106.

As for the moneyline, bettors believe Costa Rica will pull off the upset at +422 odds, so they’re certainly a trendy underdog. It’s hard to blame bettors, especially after seeing teams like Australia and Iceland play top teams close.

It appears the sharper and bigger money is on Serbia, though, as their odds to win have moved from +102 to -116. The draw is a tempting bet to make at +244, especially with such a low total involved. Still, Serbia should have enough firepower to get all three points.