Montserrat will start their journey towards Qatar 2022 visiting Antigua and Barbuda in the opening game of the Concacaf World Cup Qualifiers. It will be the beginning of the group stage where only the leaders will get through the next round on the pursue of a WC berth. Here, take a look at the match preview, information, storylines, and predictions.
The Emerald Boys return to the soccer activity with plenty of hope due to their impressive growth over the last years. Having done a brilliant campaign that almost got them a spot in the Concacaf Gold Cup 2019, Montserrat have reasons to believe that they can succeed, and this game will be a good opportunity to start showing it.
Antigua and Barbuda, on the other hand, have not been consistent in the latest Concacaf Nations League, where they finished with a hurtful defeat against Guatemala. Now they'll clash against a team that has been rising in the past years.
Montserrat vs Antigua and Barbuda: Match Information
Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Time: 7 PM (ET)
Location: Ergilio Hato stadium
Montserrat vs Antigua and Barbuda: Time by State in the US
ET: 7 PM
CT: 6 PM
MT: 5 PM
PT: 4 PM
Montserrat vs Antigua and Barbuda: Storylines
Both teams return to action after a 2020 year in which the pandemic halted the activity in the region. Now they'll be back on the pitch to kick off the exciting 2022 World Cup Qualifiers, where every nation competes to clinch a spot in the sport's most awaited event.
Montserrat have been in an inspiring journey of progress, which almost led them to the last edition of the Concacaf Gold Cup. The Emerald Boys performed in a great way in the qualifying to the Concacaf Nations League, winning three out of four matches, and then finished in the second place of League B, where they secured their place for the next edition as well. Like an Emerald that needs to be mined, cut, and polished before becoming a jewel, the Montserrat National Team are Emerald Uncuts with a lot of potential. And BOL joined them to make possible that opportunity.
BOL and Montserrat come together to push for higher goals
The Montserrat National Team made another step forward by joining forces with BOL, who will support them in their next challenges providing the Emerald Boys their unique, brand-new jerseys. The primary uniform not only shows creativity, but it also refers to the potential this team has.
The home jersey has the emblematic green color of Montserrat's soccer team, and also an impressive design of an Emerald. This one represents the possibilities for this national team, who are currently an Uncut Emerald, with everything to become a jewel.
BOL comes forth to make that possibility a reality. In addition, the most important thing of their contract, which has many other incentives, is that BOL has promised to give each of the 4,900 habitants of the island a free jersey of the Montserrat National Team when they qualify to the FIFA World Cup, Men's or Women's.
The Emerald Boys' jerseys by BOL are available to purchase anywhere in the world through the online store bolfootball.com. Find out more about BOL in their social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram.
Montserrat vs Antigua and Barbuda: Predictions and Odds
Oddsmakers have placed their bets ahead of this game. DraftKings has given Antigua and Barbuda odds of -275, while Montserrat have odds of +550 to win the game. A tie would result in a +375 payout.
|Antigua and Barbuda||-275|
* Odds via DraftKings.