Costa Rica's fantastic performance against Uruguay will have given the nation huge confidence ahead of tougher games against Italy and England.
Joel Campbell was the star in their last game, scoring the first and setting up the third with a sumptuous through ball.
They are likely to remain unchanged, again lining up in a 4-5-1 formation.
Italy overcame England in their opening World Cup match, but few would have expected them to be playing the team they are second to in group D in their second match.
Costa Rica's remarkable 3-1 win over Uruguay put them on top of the group after the first round of matches, but anything close to another positive result is probably going to be beyond them here.
Italy will dominate possession in their usual way, and play the patient passing game that served them so well against England. As Costa Rica sit deeper and deeper, chances will eventually come the Italians' way, but they will need to be wary of the underdogs' threat on the break.
Joel Campbell starred in that match, and his pace could be a threat to an Italy defence that, if it is lacking anything, it may be some degree of speed. England's goal against Italy came on the break and that could be Costa Rica's biggest hope.
Nonetheless, an Italy victory is extremely likely, which will all but secure them first spot in the group with a game to go.
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