Martinique vs Nicaragua
2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup
Sunday, 9th July 2017
Kick-off at 0:00 UK/ 1:00 CET
Venue: Nissan Stadium (Nashville).
It is the battle of underdogs in 2017 Gold Cup Group B when Martinique take on Nicaragua at the Nissan Stadium in Nashville Tennessee.
Martinique are making their fifth appearance at the competition and made out of the group phase only once in the previous four attempts. In their most recent stint at the competition in 2007, the Les Matinino opened their campaign with a 1-0 win against Canada before losing the next two group games. Their overall record at the competition is 2 wins, 2 draws and 7 defeats from 11 matches.
Meanwhile, Nicaragua appeared only once at the continental championship since 1973. That was in 2009 and they bowed out of the tournament after losing all their three matches. Ironically, they have never won a game in the competition. They managed just 1 draw from 12 games, while losing the remaining 11.
Martinique vs Nicaragua: Head-to-head
This will be the first head-to-head meeting between the two sides.
Martinique vs Nicaragua: Prediction
Form-wise, Martinique are a slightly better side on paper. They had a decent run at the Caribbean Cup earlier this June and reached the semifinals of the competition. Moreover, the squad has several players with European experience.
Nicaragua’s squad is made up of players from their local league. Their overall form coming into this tournament is quite poor, having won just once in the last 7 matches in all competitions. They also failed to score in 5 of them.
As things stand, Martinique look good to clinch a vital victory here.
Martinique vs Nicaragua: Betting Tips
FT – Martinique to win at 3.08 with Pinnacle.