Our prediction for this Gold Cup match:
A place in the 2019 Gold Cup semis will be at stake when Haiti and Canada face each other at NRG Stadium on Sunday morning. Haiti impressed in the group stages, with the team recording a win in each of their three games in the process, but the clash against Canada will be anything but a walk in the park for les Bicolores. Frantzdy Pierrot has already netted two goals at the 2019 CONCACAF Championship, meaning that the opposition defenders should have him at bay.
The Cannucks, on the other hand, crushed Cuba 7-0 on Monday to book their place in the quarter-finals. A man to watch in the away team will be rising star Jonathan David, who has five goals at his account at the 2019 Gold Cup. Anyhow, Haiti and Canada seem to be evenly matched ahead of the NRG Stadium showdown and we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw.
Highlighted Player (Wilde-Donald Guerrier):
Wilde-Donald Guerrier is considered one of the best Haiti footballers. Guerrier played for Violette AC and America des Cayes before joining Polish side Wisla Krakow in 2013. After scoring 20 goals in 75 appearances for the Biala Gwiazda, the Haiti international moved to Turkey, signing a deal with Alanyaspor.
In 2017 Wild-Donald Guerrier joined Qarabag and he has been playing for the Azeri side ever since. He scored his first ever goal in the Champions League on July 11, 2017 in Qarabag’s 5-0 win over Samtredia in the qualifiers for the group stages of the elite competition. Qarabag became the first team to reach the group stages of the Champions League in the 2017/2018 season.
Speaking of his international career, Wild-Donald Guerrier scored his first goal for Haiti in a 2-1 loss to Spain in June, 2013. His main position is left-back, but he is used as a left midfielder as well. Guerrier’s preferred foot is left.
Highlighted Team (Canada):
Canada national football team played their first official match back in 1924 when they suffered a 3-2 loss to Australia in Brisbane. The following year the two teams faced each other one in Adelaide, with the Canadians managing to get their revenge on the Socceroos. The Canucks had several unsuccessful attempts to make it to the World Cup finals, but in 1986 they finally booked their place at the showpiece tournament.
Canada faced France in their opener, with Jean-Pierre Papin scoring the winner for les Tricolores in the dying minutes of the match. The Canadians were beaten by Hungary and USSR in the next two group games as well and, as a result, they failed to advance to the knockout stages.
Speaking of the team’s trophies, the Canucks won the CONCACAF Gold cup on two occasions (1985, 2000), with the team beating Honduras and Colombia respectively in the title games. Canada national football team play their home games at BMO Field and the capacity of the venue is 30,000.