Preview:Concacaf Gold Cup -- Costa Rica VS Guadeloupe

Posted Tue, 13 Jul 2021 09:04:31 GMT        

Concacaf Gold Cup - Costa Rica VS Guadeloupe

Match Time: 14-07-2021 04:30 Wednesday

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Match Preview

In this round of Concacaf Gold Cup, Qatar VS Panama.As invited guests for this competition, Qatar will get a first-hand look into how teams from CONCACAF play, information that could be extremely valuable with the World Cup scheduled for next year.This competition will serve as a good tuneup for their big moment on the international stage when they host the World Cup in 2022, and they will be out to prove that even though they did not have to qualify for the Gold Cup, they deserve to play against the best teams in this region.Manager Felix Sanchez has chosen a squad consisting of 23 players who are all currently featuring at club level in Qatar with Al-Sadd, Al-Duhail, Al-Gharafa and one player representing Al-Rayyan (Abdulaziz Hatem).In their final game before this tournament, they overcame a red card in the 20th minute but still managed to beat El Salvador 1-0, despite having only 31% possession.As the fourth-highest ranked team at the Gold Cup and having already beaten a CONCACAF side this year, they will not fear any team in this competition.


Panama will hope to take everything they learned from their first World Cup experience and put it into this competition, which saw them reach the semi-finals in 2011 and 2015, while qualifying for the knockout stage on every occasion since 2005.While they lost all three of their matches at the World Cup in 2018, that appearance gave the nation a lot of global attention.Only nine players from their World Cup squad were chosen by new boss Thomas Christiansen for this tournament, which shows that this side is going through changes with so many players playing competitively at club level.The Panamanians have played plenty of international fixtures this year (eight), so they should not be rusty on Tuesday, but lately, they have struggled to create many quality scoring opportunities, going goalless in their last two games, failing to register a shot on target versus Mexico.They are, however, coming into a competition that they are very familiar with, and they have had a lot of success in the early stages of this tournament, losing only one group stage fixture since 2011.


Qatar possible starting lineup:Al Sheeb; Hassan, Al-Rawi, Khoukhi; Madibo, Al-Haydos, Boudiaf, Hatem; Ali, Muntari, Afif


Panama possible starting lineup:Mejia; Peralta, Machado, Davis, Palacios; Griffith, Godoy, Yanis, Camargo; Aguilar, Torres


Odds Analysis

The bet365 1x2 first odds of this game are 2.20-3.00-3.25,the 1x2 live odds are 2.25-3.00-3.20. And the Kelly Criterion is 0.93-0.90-0.91.Therefore, Qatar is trustworthy in this game.


Goalooin Prediction:

Qatar (40.76%)

Draw (30.57%)

Panama (28.66%)