Our prediction for this Gold Cup match:
Honduras and Curacao, the two teams who were beaten by Jamaica and El Salvador respectively in the opening games of their Gold Cup campaign, take on each other at BBVA Stadium on Saturday morning. Honduras are on a five-game winless run in all competitions, but the match against Curacao could be the turning point for them. Los Catrachos are likely to fight tooth and nail in their second group game and we are positive that they are going to find the net, just like they did in the 3-2 loss to the Reggae Boyz.
Remko Bicentini’s troops, on the other hand, are determined to make amends for the 1-0 loss to El Salvador and they are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach in Saturdays’ football match as well. A lively contest is on the cards and we believe that there is a big value in betting on both teams to score.
Highlighted Player (Andy Najar):
Andy Najar is a Honduras footballer who plays for both Anderlecht and the Honduras national team. Najar is a product of D.C. United’s youth academy and it has to be noted that he was named in the USSF Development Academy starting XI in 2009. The Honduras player made his senior debut for D.C. United on March 27, 2010 in a game against Kansas City Wizards.
Andy Najar scored his first professional goal one month later in a match against Dallas. Najar impressed in the 2010 MLS season and, as a result, he received the Rookie of the Year award. Speaking of his international career, Andy Najar made his Honduras debut on September 3, 2011, coming as a substitute in a friendly game against Colombia.
The right-footed winger (full-back) represented Honduras at the 2012 Olympics and he scored his first goal for los Catrachos against Costa Rica in the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup knockout stages. Andy Najar was born on March 16, 1993 in Choluteca.
Highlighted Team (Curacao):
Curacao national football team made their debut on the international stage back in 1924 under the name of Territory of Curacao national football team. The team recorded a 4-0 win over Aruba in their first ever friendly match and 30 years later the Territory of Curacao became the Netherlands Antilles, the country which included the islands of Bonaire, Aruba, Sint Eustatius, Saba and Sint Maarten as well.
In 2011 Curacao played their first game as an independent country, with the team suffering a 1-0 loss to Dominican Republic. Curacao have yet to book their place at the FIFA World Cup finals, but they made it to the finals of the CFU Carribean Cup on three occasions (1998, 2014, 2017). Speaking of their participation at the CONCACAF Championship, the team won bronze medal at both the 1963 and the 1969 tournaments.
In 1959 Curacao recorded their biggest win, with the team outclassing Puerto Rico 15-0. Stadion Ergilio Hato is the home ground of the Curacao national football team.