Our prediction for this Gold Cup match:
Panama will be aiming to overtake Qatar in second position in Group D when they face Grenada on Wednesday morning. Los Canaleros suffered a heart-breaking 3-2 loss to Honduras in their second group game, and, as a result, they need a big win in the Exploria Stadium clash if they are to make it to the quarter-finals. Anyhow, Panama have no other choice but to go all guns blazing at Grenada.
Defender Harold Cummings, who suffered an injury in the second group game, is a major doubt, but there are no suspended players in the home team. The nominal visitors, on the other hand, have been serving as a cannon fodder for their rivals at the 2021 Gold Cup. Grenada have already conceded eight goals in the group stages, and seeing that they have nothing to play for in Wednesday’s clash, anything but a routine home win would be a major surprise.
Highlighted Player (Anibal Godoy):
Anibal Godoy is a professional footballer who plays for Panama national football team. The powerful midfielder was born on February 10, 1990 and he has been playing for los Ticos since March 4, 2010 when he made his debut for the national team.
Anibal Godoy played full 90 minutes in the 2-1 win over Venezuela and he scored his first goal for Panama four years late in a 3-1 victory over El Salvador. Speaking of his club career, Godoy played for Chepo of Panama from 2007 to 2010 and he moved to Europe in the summer of 2013, signing a deal with Hungarian outfit Honved.
After playing 24 league games (one goal) for Honved, Godoy signed for Major League Soccer club San Jose Earthquakes in August 2015. Anibal Godoy is a defensive midfielder and his preferred foot is left. His contract with San Jose should expire in December, 2017 and it has to be noted that he began his youth career Arsenal de Sarandi of Argentina.