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Cuba vs Guadeloupe betting tips: CONCACAF Gold Cup preview, predictions, team news and odds

Cuba vs Guadeloupe: Head to head statistics

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Cuba vs Guadeloupe match preview

Can either of these two claim three crucial points in Houston?

On Tuesday night, Guadeloupe were involved in Group D’s opening fixture, taking on Canada in Toronto.

Despite being overwhelming underdogs, the visitors actually took the lead mid-way through the first half, with Thierry Ambrose bursting through before finishing calmly.

However, Canada fought back and, going into stoppage time, led 2-1, with Méddy Lina putting them in front via an unfortunate own goal.

But the drama wasn’t over yet because, in the fourth minute of time added on, Guadeloupe snatched a point at BMO Field, benefiting from an own goal of their own.

2-2 it finished, which represents an excellent point for Jocelyn Angloma’s team.

Cuba meantime were beaten 1-0 by Guatemala at DRV PNK Stadium in their matchday one clash.

Raiko Arozarena did save a penalty deep into first half stoppage time in Fort Lauderdale, tipping it onto the post, but Guatemala made the all-important breakthrough shortly after the interval.

Los Leones del Caribe have now won won just two of their last 23 Gold Cup matches, beating Belize in 2013 and Guatemala two years later.

Given that they’ll take on Canada on Tuesday, Pablo Elier Sánchez’s side will feel this is must win, if Cuba are going to stand any chance of reaching the knockout stages.

Will there be a winner at Shell Energy Stadium in Texas?

Cuba team news

Cavafe was surprisingly left on the bench in Florida, with Pablo Elier Sánchez switching to a back four, having deployed a five in recent friendlies against Chile and Uruguay.

Meanwhile, Aricheell Hernández will captain the side in midfield.

Predicted XI (4-3-3): Arozarena; Morejón, Méndez, Piedra, Corrales; Pérez, Sandó, Hernández; Paradela, Pozo, Paradela.

Guadeloupe team news

Having come off the bench to make telling contributions in Toronto, Ange-Freddy Plumain and Luther Archimède will be hoping for a start this time.

Thierry Ambrose remains this team’s main goal-threat, having bagged his fifth for Guadeloupe, coming in just 13 caps, against Canada, one of which came against Cuba in the Nations League 12 months ago.

Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Rouyard; Alphonse, Avinel, Lina, Baron; Gravillon, Rotsen, Tell, Phaëton, Leborgne; Ambrose.

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