Our prediction for this World Cup 2022 match:
All eyes will be on Stadion Ergilio Hato when Curacao and Guatemala face each other in the 2022 World Cup qualifier. Curacao rolled over British Virgins Islands 8-0 in their last group game, with the team retaining top position in the standings, but they need to keep on making progress if they are to qualify for the next year’s showpiece tournament. A man to watch in the home team will be Cardiff City midfielder Leandro Bacuna, who has been playing a very important role in Guus Hiddink’s team on the road to Qatar.
Guatemala, on the other hand, aim to keep their 100% record in the World Cup qualifiers intact as well, and seeing that they are likely to go for a win in Wednesday’s clash, both teams to score betting option should be considered. Curacao defenders should have California United Strikers attacker Darwin Lom at bay as he has netted five goals in seven appearances for the Guatemala national team.
Highlighted Player (Leandro Bacuna):
Despite being born in Netherlands Leandro Bacuna decided to represent Curacao on international stage. The powerful midfielder, who parents are of Curacaoan descent, is a product of Groningen youth school and it has to be noted that he scored 14 goals in 109 appearances for the first team.
After ending his spell with Groningen, Leandro Bacuna joined Aston Villa in 2013 and he has been playing for the Villa Park outfit ever since. The Curacao international scored his first Premier League goal in September, 2013 against Manchester City, but seeing that Aston Villa coaches often used him as a full back he was not impressive in front of goal in previous seasons.
Leandro Bacuna was born in Groningen on August 21, 1991 and it has to be noted that he received his first call-up for the Curacao national football team 25 years later, in March 2016. The two teams played out a 1-1 draw in San Salvador, with Bacuna picking up a yellow card in the 54th minute of the game.