Our football match prediction:
French Guyana and Canada meet for the first time ever in a competitive match. The minnows did well to win third place at the 2017 Caribbean Cup and, no doubt, they should not be underestimated. Sloan Privat, who plays for Guingamp as a striker, will be the man to watch in Jair Karam’s team, but Saturday’s football game against Canada will be anything but a walk in the park for the underdogs. The Canadians defeated Curacao in their last warm-up game and they are on a three-game unbeaten run ahead of the opening match of their G2017 Gold Cup campaign. Burnley midfielder Scott Arfield made the cut and he is likely to play an important role in Michael Findlay’s team. Junior Hoilett is yet another star player in the Canadian team and despite the fact that French Guayana have been in a fine form of late, we predict that les Rouges will emerge triumphant in Saturday’s match.
Highlighted Player (Sloan Privat):
Born in Cayenne on July 24, 1989, Sloane Privat decided to play for the French Guiana national football team. Speaking of his club career, Privat joined Sochaux in 2017 and it hast to be noted that he made 96 appearances in the league for the French club, scoring 20 goals. The 185-cm-tall attacker then signed a deal with Belgian outfit Gent and he played for the club from 2013 to 2016. In 2016 Sloan Privat moved to Guingamp, but he scored only three goals for the Ligue 1 side in 20 league games. The French Guiana forward made two appearances for Guingamp II as well and he scored a brace in a 4-0 crushing of Change on March 3, 2017. He found his goal-scoring touch during the 2016 Caribbean Cup qualifiers as he netted three goals for French Guayana in the process. Sloan Privat’s main position is centre-forward and his preferred foot is right.
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.