ELS vs GUA: El Salvador will kick start their CONCACAF Gold Cup campaign against Guatemala at the Toyota Stadium on Monday.
El Salvador last played against Qatar in an international friendly on Sunday. The first half began slow but competitive as both teams kept the ball moving. However, at the end of the first half, the score was 0-0. With the match progressing towards an ultimate stalemate, Almoez Ali happened to score the only and winning goal for Qatar in the 69th minute.
On the other hand, Guatemala played Guadeloupe in the CFU-UNCAF play-off. Both teams looked in great touch right from the get-go. Their aggressive instincts were shown pretty early after Matthias Phaeton scored in the 6th minute of the game and handed a 1-0 lead to Guadeloupe.
However, following that came an equaliser by Luis Martínez for Guatemala which forced the game into extra time and penalties. After a long-awaited day, Guadeloupe held onto their nerves and won by 10-9.
Match: El Salvador vs Guatemala
Date & Time: 12th July 2021, 8:00 AM IST
Venue: Toyota Stadium
ELS vs GUA Head-to-Head
Guatemala have the upper hand with 33 wins, while El Salvador claimed 16 victories while there have been 23 drawn games between both teams.
Their international friendly encounter last month ended in a stalemate.
ELS vs GUA Predicted Playing XI
Bryan Tamacas, Roberto Dominguez, Eriq Zavaleta, Alexander Larin, Juan Carlos Portillo, Amando Moreno, Darwin Ceren, Marvin Monterroza, Joshua Perez, David Rugamas, Mario Gonzalez(GK)
Jose Pinto, Marlon Peleg, Gerardo Gordillo, Moises Hernandez, Marvin Ceballos, Oscar Santis, Darwin Lom, Rodrigo Saravia, Jose Martinez, Luis Martinez, Nicholas Hagen(GK)
ELS vs GUA Dream11 Team Prediction
Goalkeeper: Mario Gonzalez
Defenders: Jose Pinto, Moises Hernandez, Bryan Tamacas, Roberto Dominguez
Midfielders: Marvin Ceballos, Luis Martinez, Marvin Monterroza (vice-captain), Rodrigo Saravia
Striker: David Rugamas (captain), Darwin Lom