CONCACAF Gold Cup: Guatemala vs Canada Prediction, Preview, and Odds (July 1)
- Canada held in their opening match in Group D
- Guatemala currently sit top of the standings after victory over Cuba
Fascinating action in Group D takes center stage this weekend, as Guatemala could secure their spot in the next round of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Canada will be looking for a response after being held in their opening match of the tournament.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday, July 1, 2023, at 9:30 p.m ET
- Where: PNC Stadium, Houston
- How To Watch: FOX
There will be competitive action in Group D on Saturday, as Canada look to keep their hopes of progression alive. One of the pre-tournament favorites was held in their opening match of the Gold Cup, as they were unable to claim maximum points against lowly-ranked Guadeloupe. Canada appeared to have recovered from an early setback, as they went into a 2-1 lead with 20 minutes remaining.
However, they were unable to hang on to maximum points in the fixture, as Jacen Russell-Rowe scored a 93rd minute own goal. That result now means that Canada will need to win both of their remaining games in Group D to assure themselves a place in the next round.
Guatemala has made it out of the group stage on just one occasion since 2010. Meanwhile, they failed to win a single match in each of their previous two appearances at the Gold Cup. However, they have already exceeded expectations this term, as they landed a shock victory in their opening match of the Gold Cup.
The nation was fully deserving of their success, with their winning goal being scored by Darwin Lom just three minutes into the second half. It was a shock result in Group D, as Cuba was considered to be the standout side to finish second in the overall standings. However, Guatemala could secure their place in the knockout round with a victory on Saturday.
Guatemala vs Canada Prediction
Guatemala has won just two of their 14 previous clashes against Canada, with their most recent win coming in August 2004. We expect to see a response from Canada in the Gold Cup this week, and will be siding with them to pick up maximum points.