Guatemala and Mexico will try to claim their first wins at the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup when the two teams clash on Wednesday.
Guatemala replaced Curacao in the CONCACAF Gold Cup after being eliminated after a series of positive Covid-19 cases. Guatemala suffered a 2-0 defeat against El Salvador at the beginning of the tournament. They have a largely inexperienced squad and rely on local talent.
But it’s interesting to note that they kept El Salvador at 0-0 until the 81st minute. So it wasn’t a disappointing performance after they were called to the tournament at short notice.
They will be put to the test on Wednesday by Mexico, who drew goalless against Trinidad and Tobago on Saturday. But Guatemala are a solid defensive team and will hold up well under the constant pressure from the Mexicans.
Mexico absolutely dominated Trinidad and Tobago but did not score a goal. They fired 30 shots and Gerardo Martino wants his players to be a little more clinical in the duel against Guatemala.
Guatemala versus Mexico – neck and neck race
Guatemala and Mexico have clashed 41 times in the past. Mexico has won 22 games while Guatemala only has six wins. 13 games ended in a draw.
The last time these two teams competed against each other was in an international match last September, when Mexico won the game 3-0. Mexico have been unbeaten against Guatemala in five games, winning three and drawing five.
Form Guide for Guatemala: DDWLL
Mexico Form Guide: LDWWD
Guatemala vs Mexico Team News
Goalkeeper Nicholas Hagen must be on high alert before a Mexican attack. Moises Hernandez, Jose Pinto and Gerardo Gordillo did a good job in defense for most of the game against El Salvador. Striker Luis Martinez is hoping for better service from his midfielders this time around.
Hector Herrera will once again be Mexico’s creator. Against Trinidad and Tobago, he showed an excellent performance from the right and even hit the post with one of his attempts.
Mexico suffered a severe setback in their opening game against Trinidad and Tobago when Hirving Lozano sustained a head injury. The winger is out for the remainder of the tournament and is Mexico’s only source of injury.
Injuries: Hirving Lozano
Guatemala vs. Mexico Likely Lineups
Guatemala Forecast XI (3-4-3): Nikolaus Hagen; Moises Hernandez, Jose Pinto, Gerardo Gordillo; Steven Robles, Marco Dominguez, Jorge Aparicio, Morales Concua; Jairo Arreola, Luis Martinez, Robin Betancourth
Mexico Estimated XI (4-3-3): Alfredo Talavera; Luis Rodriguez, Carlos Salcedo, Hector Moreno, Jesus Gallardo; Edson Alvarez, Hector Herrera, Erick Gutierrez; Jesus Corona, Rogelio Funes Mori, Alan Pulido
Guatemala vs. Mexico prediction
Guatemala is known for its defensive solidity. But they will find it difficult to do justice to this Mexican attack. It should be very easy for Gerardo Martino’s men.
Forecast: Guatemala 0-3 Mexico
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