El Salvador defeated Guatemala 2-0 in a tight game for the Matchday 1 of Group A in the Gold Cup 2021. Alex Roldán was the goalscorer of the night, when he broke the 0-0 just 10 minutes from the end of the match. Then, Joaquín Rivas made the 2-0 on aggregate time.
La Selecta had plenty of chances to score first in the game, but they weren’t effective in the last quarter. However, finally, the goal came when Alex Roldán, who just entered the pitch, finally sent the ball into the net with a strike. Here, check out the highlights and goals from this game.
El Salvador vs Guatemala: Match Preview
El Salvador and Guatemala will face off at the Toyota Stadium in Texas today, July 10, 2021 in the CONCACAF Gold Cup 2021 Group Stage. Here, check out what you need to know about this soccer game: information, predictions, odds and how to watch it in the US.
La Selecta was supposed to start their journey in the Gold Cup against Curacao, but the Caribbean team was struck down by positive COVID tests on Friday. They were replaced by Guatemala, after Concacaf decided they were the next highest qualifying team, after beating Guyana 4-0 in the first round of the Prelims.
El Salvador is coming to the tournament after reaching the Final Round in the World Cup Qualifiers. But then they played another three friendlies, and they drew once and lost two. Guatemala, on the other hand, after beating Guyana, drew 1-1 with Guadeloupe in the second round of the Prelims, and then losing 10-9 on penalties.
El Salvador vs Guatemala: Match Information
Date: Sunday, July 11, 2021.
Time: 10:30 PM (ET).
Location: Toyota Stadium, Texas.
El Salvador vs Guatemala: Time by State in the US
ET: 10:30 PM
CT: 09:30 PM
MT: 08:30 PM
PT: 07:30 PM
El Salvador vs Guatemala: Head-to-head and storylines
El Salvador and Guatemala met recently in a friendly at the end of June, and they drew 0-0. This could be good news to Rafael Loredo, interim manager of Guatemala, after the team didn’t have so much time to prepare for their opener in the Gold Cup.
La Selecta will have a tough challenge, as Los Chapines has a really effective defense. In nine games in 2021, eight have ended up with clean sheets for Guatemala. And they will try to get a better run since last time they played the tournament in 2015, when they didn’t pass the group stage.
El Salvador and Guatemala have faced each other 63 times. Guatemala has won 28, while La Selecta has won 15. They have drawn on 19 occasions. In the Gold Cup, the record is tight with one win per side and one draw.
How to watch or live stream El Salvador vs Guatemala in the US for 2021 Gold Cup
The game between El Salvador vs Guatemala, to be played at Toyota Stadium will be broadcasted in the US by TUDN.com, TUDN App, Foxsports.com, Univision NOW, Univision, TUDN USA, FOX Sports App, Fox Sports 2, SiriusXM FC.
El Salvador vs Guatemala: Odds and predictions
Oddsmakers have already done their predictions for this match. According to DraftKings, the odds are in favor of El Salvador with -112. Meanwhile, Guatemala has odds of +320. A tie would end up in a +220 payout.
*Odds by DraftKings