Curacao vs El Salvador
CONCACAF Gold Cup Group C
Date: Tuesday, 18 June 2019
Kick-off at 00:00 UK/ 01:00 CET
Venue: Independence Park (Kingston).
These two teams were pitted together in the same group in the last edition of the Gold Cup too. Then Curacao had a dismal outing and was eliminated in the preliminary stages itself. They lost each one of their three group ties, and embarrassingly, could not record a goal either.
Once again, they take the pitch in hopes of making an impact at this tournament. They have prepared well in anticipation of some tough fixtures too.
But sadly, none of their recent opponents have had the caliber to present a good challenge, and as such, the team is about to get a reality check.
El Salvador saw their winning run come to an end against Japan the last day. While a loss is always disheartening, against the Japanese, who had a wonderful campaign in the World Cup, the team was able to put on a satisfactory display.
Last time around in the Gold Cup, the team had qualified for the knockouts and was unlucky to have been pitted against eventual champion the United States, in the Round of 16. Salvador will be targeting an even deeper run this time.
Curacao vs El Salvador Head-to-head (h2h)
- Salvador holds a 100% unbeaten record against this opponent.
- Curacao has never kept a clean sheet in an h2h tie.
- The last time these two met, which was in the group stages of the previous Gold Cup, Salvador recorded a 2-0 win.
- Except for a single tie, Curacao failed to score in all of their appearances against this rival.
Curacao vs El Salvador Prediction
Curacao has never been that much of a threat for Salvador. The former has never won a game against this team, and if not for a single draw, which came two years back in a friendly international, would have held a 100% losing record.
Going on, Curacao has scored a single goal in their h2h history spanning the last four years, and except for that single tie, failed to score in all the other appearances.
Also, in the last edition of this competition, these two teams competed in the same group, and then Curacao lost all of their group stage games and exited in the first round itself, whereas their counterparts progressed to the knockouts, but bowed out to the eventual champion US.
In addition, Salvador won five of their last six games, losing just once against Japan, and kept seven clean sheets in their last 12 fixtures. On the other hand, Curacao let in goals in their last three ties on the trot and is the odds-on favorite to do so again in this tie.
Count on Salvador to come out on top this Tuesday, in their Gold Cup opener.
Curacao vs El Salvador Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: El Salvador @ 1.60 (3/5)
El Salvador to Score the First Goal @ 1.75 (3/4).