Our prediction for this World Cup 2022 match:
Estadio Cuscatlan will host Wednesday’s WC qualifier between El Salvador and Antigua and Barbuda. La Selecta aim to retain top position in the standings, but this match will be anything but a walk in the park for the Group A leaders. David Antonio Rugamas is widely expected to return to the starting XI after scoring a hat-trick in the 7-0 win over Virgin Islands.
Antigua and Barbuda, on the other hand, aim to build on back-to-back wins over Virgin Islands and Grenada. Despite failing to find the net in the 1-0 triumph over Grenada, Peter Bryers should continue to lead the line for the visiting team. Anyhow, we are tempted to put our money on El Salvador as they are a real force to be reckoned with at home. The two teams have never met before in a competitive match.
Highlighted Player (Andres Flores):
Nicknamed Ruso, Andres Flores joined River Plate youth academy in 2006. Flores played for River Plate’s Reserves from 2006 to 2008 and he was producing terrific displays with los Millonarios. However, he began his professional career in his homeland club Isidro Metapan, scoring ten goals in 95 appearances for the Salvadorian outfit. In 2012 he signed a loan deal with Danish club Viborg, but he played only one game for the Greens.
Andres Flores was then sent on a loan to New York Cosmos and after making eight appearances for the MCU Park outfit, he signed a permanent contract with the club in 2015. The El Salvador midfielder, who is capable of playing as a striker as well, made his debut for New York Cosmos on August 2, 2014 in a 1-0 loss to Carolina RailHawks.
Speaking of his international career, Andres Flores received his first call-up for the El Salvador national football team in March, 2008 in a friendly against Trinidad & Tobago.