Our prediction for this World Cup 2022 match:
Trinidad & Tobago and Guyana square off against each other at Estadio Panamericano in the opening match of their 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign. Trinidad experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 7-0 loss to USA last month, and, no doubt, they are eager to make amends for the heavy defeat. You should bear in mind, though, that Terry Fenwick’s troops defeated the Yanks in their last home game in the World Cup qualifiers.
Guyana, on the other hand, have not been in action since November 2019, which is probably the main reason why we are tempted to put our money on Trinidad and Tobago. In the previous meeting between the two national teams in the World Cup qualifiers the Soca Warriors emerged triumphant, and, taking everything into account, the Golden Jaguars are likely to return home empty-handed from the trip to San Cristobal.
Highlighted Player (Joevin Jones):
Joevin Jones is a pacey defender who plays for both Seattle Sounders and the Trinidad and Tobago national team. Jones spent his youth career at the likes of Defence Force, Mucurapo Senior Comprehensive and W Connection and he continued playing for the Savonetta Boys at senior level.
The Trinidad and Tobago international played six games for HJK Helsinki during in 2014 as a loan footballer and in 2015 he moved to MLS, signing a contract with Chicago Fire. Joevin Jones then joined Seattle Sounders, but in the 2018/2019 he decided to move to Germany, signing a deal with Darmstadt 98.
In 2019 he returned to Seattle. Jones, who was born in Carenage (Trinidad and Tobago) on August 3, 1991, made his Trinidad and Tobago full international debut on September 7, 2010, coming as a substitute in a match against Panama. His preferred foot is left, whilst his main position is left-back.
Highlighted Team (Guyana):
Guyana are the Caribbean side that welcome their rivals at Providence Stadium. The capacity of the venue is 15,000 and it was built in 2006. The Golden Jaguars have yet to make their FIFA World Cup debut, but they will have a chance to prove their worth at the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Guyana were producing fine performances in the qualifiers, with the team beating the likes of Barbados, Turks and Caicos Islands and Belize in the process, while suffering a loss to French Guyana. The Golden Jaguars will face the likes of USA, Panama and Trinidad and Tobago in the group stages of the tournament.
Guyana registered their biggest win in April, 1998, with the team rolling over Anquilla 14-0. A 9-0 loss to Mexico from 1987 is considered the national team’s biggest defeat. The Golden Jaguars wear a yellow kit when playing in front of home fans, whilst the team’s away kit is predominantly green.