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Trinidad and Tobago vs. Guyana: Concacaf Gold Cup Prediction and Preview

Both teams have already been eliminated from advancement

Group play at the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup has nearly concluded. Group D will begin to wind down as Trinidad and Tobago takes on Guyana (both are 0-2-0, 0 points) before both teams head back home. The Group D block hasn't been kind to either team as they've had to take on the powerhouses of both Team USA and Panama who've already advanced to the quarterfinals. So far both teams have been outscored by a combined margin of 16-2, and they're hoping to head back to their respective countries with a win and three points to show for their efforts.

 

Trinidad and Tobago vs. Guyana

 

When Wednesday, June 26 at 6:30 p.m. ET

Where: Children's Mercy Park (Kansas City, Kan.)

TV: FS1 and Univision

 

Three Things to Watch

 

1. Guyana has been able to score

The South American Concacaf member scored twice against Panama last weekend. The Guyana team has taken nine shots total in this tournament and their players have shown that they can find the back of the net. Defense, however, is the issue as they have surrendered eight goals. If they can keep Trinidad scoreless as every other team has, then Guyana has a solid chance to win this game.

 

2. Trinidad needs to find some offense

"The Soca Warriors" haven't scored a goal since defeating the United Arab Emirates in a friendly (2-0) back in September 2018. Since then they've posted an 0-7 record and have been shut out 13-0 in the goal department, this includes their current run in the Gold Cup. Unless Trinidad can find some semblance of offense, they'll go home winless.

 

3. Head-to-head

This will be the 16th all-time meeting between these two nations with Trinidad holding a 10-1-4 advantage. In their last meeting back in November 2017 (a friendly), the game finished in a 1-1 stalemate. Entering this matchup, everything appears to favor Guyana, at least on paper.

 

Final Analysis

 

With Guyana being able to put some offense together, they'll be heading back home with the victory and three points.

 

Prediction: Guyana 1, Trinidad and Tobago 0

 

— Gabe Salgado is part of the Athlon Contributor Network. He's also written for NBC, Fox, The Sporting News, The Sports Journal, The Undefeated and Complex. He's a co-host of The Rewind Sports: 60. Follow him on Twitter @GabeSalgado82.

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