Guatemala vs USA Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews
Guatemala and USA battle it out in this Group C Central America World Cup qualifying fixture, both teams keen to add to their tally in this tightly contested group. Get the latest news, statistics and betting predictions news right here. We are expecting to see goals.
Reason For Guatemala vs USA Betting Tips
Guatemala haven’t had much taste of success since their disappointment of 2014, as they were crowned runners up in the Copa Centroamericana. Similarly they started their qualifying campaign in a similar vein, coming runners up in a 1-2 loss to a strong Trinidad and Tobago side.
They were able to shake off the defeat when they faced group C minnows Saint Vincent and the Grenadines however beating them 4-0. Four different players scored for Walter Claveri’s side. Defender Stefano Cincotta opened the scoring, attacker Minor Lopez added to the scoresheet before another defender Dennis Lopez extended the lead to three. Gerson Tinoco rounded off a convincing victory with a fourth goal in the 81st minute.
The United States go into this one unbeaten having absolutely hammered Saint Vincent in their opener, with a convincing 6-1 victory at home. The game started with a shock, Saint Vincent striker Oalex Anderson scoring after just 5 minutes, Attacker Bobby Wood responded in the 11th minute, before German born Fabian Johnson got the second, former Sunderland striker Jozy Altidore quickly followed suit getting the third. Geoff Cameron scored early into the second half before attacker Gyasi Zardes made it 5. Jozy Altidore got his second of the game to finish off the proceedings.
Their next fixture however wasn’t goal laden and resulted in a 0-0 stalemate away from home to Trinidad and Tobago. Chances were few and far between in this one, The draw meant that the US and the Soca Warriors find themselves tied in the top 2 group positions, US just edging it on better goal difference. This fixture was considered their most testing game of the semifinal, so they will be hoping they can get all 3 points against Guatemala to make life easier for them ahead of the return leg between these two in September.
Both teams have both shown they know where the net is in the build up to this game, expect to see goals goals goals in this one. Get Over 2.5 goals at 11/10 with bet365.
Head to Head
The USA run this fixture having won 14 times in the 22 times these sides have met. 6 draws have occurred in this fixture, with Guatemala only being able to overpower the US twice. Recent history isn't favourable to the home side, with the US winning the last 3 games between these two 4-0, 6-0 and 3-1 respectively. In fact 1983 was the last time Guatemala took all the points away from this tie.
Guatemala Team News
Guatemala's name squad is very similar to the one they named last round, with no major omissions or injuries.
USA Team News
Jozy Altidore and Fabian Johnson have been name in the squad, but both have injuries. Altidore has yet to play for his domestic team Toronto FC this season because of a hamstring problem, while Johnson suffered a groin strain on Friday that his club Borussia Monchengladbach said would keep him out "for the time being."
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Guatemala vs USA Stats
In the last 6 games played between these sides there has been an average of 3.1 goals scored. Guatemala have averaged to score 2.5 goals a game conceding 1 in the process so far this qualification stage. The visitors have scored an impressive 3 goals a game conceding just 0.5 goals. Both sides played friendlies in the build up to this fixture, both sides scored a total of 4 goals in these games winning both.
Published: March 24, 2016
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