Our prediction for this Gold Cup match:
Panama will be aiming to build on a 2-0 win over Trinidad and Tobago when they take on Guyana at FirstEnergy Stadium in their second group game at the 2019 Gold Cup. Los Canaleros did well to put an end to their 14-game winless run on Wednesday morning, with the team regaining a much-needed confidence. Panama are eyeing a place in the quarter-finals and we are positive that they are going to prove their worth in Saturday’s football match against the minnows.
Guyana, on the other hand, failed to spoil USA’s party Allianz Field and seeing that they experienced all sorts of problems at the back in their opener, we are tempted to put our money on Dely Valdes’ charges. It has to be noted that the two teams meet for the first time ever at the CONCACAF Gold Cup finals.
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 (Panama):
Norway are a Nordic side that participated three times at the FIFA World Cup finals (1938, 1994 and 1998). The Norwegians were producing fine performances at the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France, with the team setting up a meeting with Italy in the last 16 of the showpiece tournament thanks to a 2-1 win over Brazil in their last group match.
However, the Azzurri proved to be a big catch for Norway and thanks to Bobo Vieri’s goal the Italians made it to the quarter-finals. Norway only once qualified for the European Championship finals, with the team suffering elimination in the group stages of the 2000 tournament in Belgium and Netherlands. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the most famous Norwegian player and it is well known that he helped Manchester United beat Bayern Munich in the 1999 Champions League final.
The “Baby-faced” striker scored the winner for the Red Devils in the dying seconds of the match. Norway play their home games at Ullevaal Stadion, which was opened in September, 1926. The capacity of the venue is 28.000.