USA vs Guyana, Monday’s match for the first round of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, Group D, at the Allianz Field, in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
In one of the two games this Monday, referring to the first day of the group stage of the Gold Cup 2019, group D, play the national team of the USA and Guyana.
The US team arrives in this opening game of the 2019 Gold Cup in a game that will play in front of their fans in Minnesota, thus having another factor in their favor to triumph in this match of Group D.
A team that the USA never played before, the home team, led by Gregg Berhalter, will thus begin their performance in a competition that has already won by 6 occasions, having even triumphed in the last edition of the competition in 2017, held in their territory. In terms of form, the team comes from a bad period of games, with 3 consecutive games without triumphs.
The national team of Guyana will enter this first day of the group stage of the 2019 Gold Cup to have their first installment in this competition organized by CONCACAF, since it had never been possible to qualify for the most important competition of North American football, having finished in 7th place in the qualifying stage for the Gold Cup.
Curiously, their first participation in this event happens when the team has not competed between 2012 and 2014 due to logistical problems. In terms of form, the team is still in a positive phase, with only 1 win in the last 5 matches.
Given that there is a clear difference in quality between the Americans and the Guyanese, in addition to the home factor that is favorable to the champion team in this competition, I can only see a clear victory by the local team in front of a team who has never participated in tests of this level and, in addition, should be very limited from a technical and tactical point of view.