The costa rica team is very confident that by the end of matchday three against Mexico on Friday, they will hopefully pick up maximum points to continue their winning streak. Presently, Costa Rica sit on top of the CONCACAF 2018 WCQ qualifying series table with maximum points from their opening two games, leading second-place Mexico and third place Panama with just two points. With upcoming encounters against the Mexico National Team on Friday and Honduras four days later, the Ticos have no intention of falling-out from the summit of the CONCACAF Hexagonal table.

Mexico outlook

The once-boastful Estadio Azteca lost a bit of its luster when Costa Rica defeated them there in 2001 and the previous World Cup Qualifying series also saw the US national team surprisingly gained a draw there as-well-as Honduras, who also beat Mexico at the venue.

Nevertheless, Mexico has become revitalized under the tutelage of Colombian manager Juan Carlos Osorio, as the team earned an impressive 14-1-3 mark since the arrival of Carlos Osorio in November 2015. Meanwhile, Mexico national team leads the all-time series posting a 28-6-10 record. The mark is much closer when factoring in the WCQ Final Round during which Mexico maintains a 10-4-6 advantage. It is obvious that the winning team will get a big boost but there is no guarantee who the winners might turn out to be.

Costa Rica Outlook

So far, the Ticos had an impressive start to the Hexagonal, edging Trinidad and Tobago 2-1 away at Port-of-Spain before returning home to earn a massive 4-0 thrashing over the US national team.

One of the experienced player in the Costa Rica national team, Marco Urena, who has one goal in the World Cup Qualifying Final Round, believes much of his side's success is inspired from the players' closeness with each other. Currently, Costa Rica sit are sitting very pretty at the top of the Hex Final Round table with six points, but they will face a tough test when they hit the road on Friday to visit Mexico at the Estadio Azteca in Mexico city.

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