Our prediction for this Gold Cup match:
DRV PNK Stadium will host Saturday’s Gold Cup qualifier between Guatemala and Guyana. Guatemala were more than unfortunate not to book their place in the second stage of the World Cup qualifiers as they were level on points with Group C winners Curacao at the end of the process. La Bicolor are determined to represent the nation at the Gold Cup finals, and we are positive that they will fight tooth and nail against Guyana.
The Golden Jaguars, on the other hand, head into the match following back-to-back defeats to Saint Kitts and Nevis and Puerto Rico, and given their shaky defence, we believe that home win should be considered. It has to be noted that Guatemala are eyeing their third consecutive win over Guyana.
Highlighted Player (Callum Harriott):
After spending his youth career at Charlton Athletic, Callum Harriott scored 11 goals in 86 appearances in the league for the capital club at senior level. Born in Norbury, England on March 4, 1994, Harriott is a pacey winger who currently plays for Reading.
The 165-cm-tall footballer played for England at youth level, but then he decided to represent Guyana at senior level. Callum Harriott made the England U19 squad for the 2013 UEFA European Championship qualification round where the Three Lions faced the likes of Georgia, Belgium and Scotland.
The left-footed footballer received his first call up to the Guyana national team for a game against Belize in March, 2019. He started the game and stayed on the pitch for 90 minutes, picking up a yellow card in the second half. His main position is left winger, but he is used as both right winger and second striker as well.
Highlighted Team (Guyana):
Guyana are the Caribbean side that welcome their rivals at Providence Stadium. The capacity of the venue is 15,000 and it was built in 2006. The Golden Jaguars have yet to make their FIFA World Cup debut, but they will have a chance to prove their worth at the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Guyana were producing fine performances in the qualifiers, with the team beating the likes of Barbados, Turks and Caicos Islands and Belize in the process, while suffering a loss to French Guyana. The Golden Jaguars will face the likes of USA, Panama and Trinidad and Tobago in the group stages of the tournament.
Guyana registered their biggest win in April, 1998, with the team rolling over Anquilla 14-0. A 9-0 loss to Mexico from 1987 is considered the national team’s biggest defeat. The Golden Jaguars wear a yellow kit when playing in front of home fans, whilst the team’s away kit is predominantly green.