The long-awaited Concacaf World Cup Qualification for Qatar 2022 will begin for Guatemala and Cuba today. These two teams will face off at Doroto Guamuch Flores stadium, in the beginning of the dream for both sides. Here, check out the match preview, information, storylines, predictions, odds, and how to watch the game in the US.
Guatemala will be looking to have a strong start to the competition after recording good results in the recent years. They have done a good job in the Concacaf Nations League Group Stage and also won the two friendlies they played this year.
On the other hand, this will be the first match for Cuba in a long time, after being away from the pitch due to the pandemic. Now they'll return against a tough opponent in the kick-off of 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification.
Guatemala vs Cuba: Match Information
Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Time: 9 PM
Location: Doroteo Guamuch Flores stadium, Guatemala City
Guatemala vs Cuba: Time by State in the US
ET: 9 PM
CT: 8 PM
MT: 7 PM
PT: 6 PM
Guatemala vs Cuba: Storylines
The journey to World Cup Qatar 2022 always brings a lot of excitement and expectation as every nation hopes to make it to the big event. The campaign towards that goal starts soon for these two teams.
Guatemala had an impressive performance in the last Concacaf Nations League, where they won every game of the Group Stage to finish at the top. Due to their fantastic finish they were promoted to the second tier and qualified to the playoffs for the Gold Cup 2021.
Cuba played on League A instead, but they struggled to succeed and finished at the bottom of the group without points. They were relegated to League B, and now they'll be back on the pitch after a long abscence since the pandemic outbreak.
How to watch or live stream Guatemala vs Cuba in the US
The game to be played between Guatemala and Cuba in the first round of the Concacaf World Cup Qualification for Qatar 2022 will be broadcasted in the US by Peacock and Paramount+.
Guatemala vs Cuba: Predictions and Odds
Oddsmakers believe the hosts are clear favorites to start strongly the competition and keep with a good form. DraftKings has given odds of -335 to a Guatemala triumph, while Cuba has been given odds of +800 to win the game. A tie would result in a +350 payout.
* Odds via DraftKings.