Teams looking for their first win in the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup meet when Guatemala takes on Trinidad and Tobago on Sunday. Trinidad and Tobago tied Mexico 0-0 before losing to El Salvador 2-0 on Wednesday. Guatemala lost to El Salvador and Mexico by a combined five goals in its first two matchups. Guatemala had not qualified for the tournament, but was picked as a replacement for Curacao, which had to withdraw from the Gold Cup after a coronavirus outbreak.
Kickoff is set for 10 p.m. ET at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. Trinidad and Tobago is listed as the +125 (risk $100 to win $125) favorite on the money line, while Guatemala is +200 and a draw would return +220 in the latest Trinidad and Tobago vs. Guatemala odds at William Hill Sportsbook. Before making any Guatemala vs. Trinidad and Tobago picks or Concacaf Gold Cup 2021 predictions, you have to see what consummate soccer insider Martin Green has to say.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his European soccer picks have been spot-on. Green has generated nearly $19,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and he has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.
Now, Green has taken a close look at the Guatemala vs. Trinidad and Tobago matchup and established his expert Gold Cup 2021 picks. You can head to SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the Gold Cup odds and betting trends for Trinidad and Tobago vs. Guatemala:
- Guatemala vs. Trinidad and Tobago spread: Trinidad and Tobago -0.5 (+140)
- Guatemala vs. Trinidad and Tobago over-under: 2.5 goals
- Guatemala vs. Trinidad and Tobago money line: Trinidad and Tobago +125, Guatemala +200, Draw +220
- GUA: Guatemala is 6-2-3 in its 11 matches played in 2021
- T&T: Has opened the year 3-2-4 in its nine matches it has played
Why you should back Trinidad and Tobago
If Trinidad and Tobago is to keep its hopes of reaching the tournament’s quarterfinals, it must find a way to win this match. Midfielder Kevin Molino, who now plays for the Columbus Crew of the MLS, helps lead the offense. In four previous seasons with Minnesota United, Molino scored 25 goals, including 13 in 21 appearances in 2020. For his career, he has registered 67 goals in 222 matches. He has 23 career goals in 54 appearances for Trinidad and Tobago.
Also being counted on for offense is forward Marcus Joseph, who has scored seven times for Trinidad and Tobago in 23 appearances. Joseph, who plays for Mohammedan Soccer Club, played two seasons with Gokulam Kerala, compiling 24 goals in 25 appearances. He played a critical role in his team’s success at the 2019 Durand Cup. In the championship, Gokulam defeated Mohun Bagan 2-1 for the title. Joseph scored both goals and was named Man of the Match. He was also named Man of the Tournament and given the Golden Boot for his 11 goals scored.
Why you should back Guatemala
Although it was named as a replacement team to the tournament, Guatemala had entered the tournament 6-0-3 in its first nine matches of the year. Midfielder Luis Martinez is the team’s top goal scorer with seven goals in 25 appearances. That includes four goals in six matches this year. He was first called up to the squad in 2015, scoring his first goal in a 3-1 win over Honduras.
Among the other options on offense is midfielder Marvin Ceballos. The 29-year-old has scored six goals for the team in 25 appearances, including a tally against Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification. Ceballos was part of the Guatemala U20 team that played in the 2021 U20 World Cup. Against Croatia, it was his goal in the 81st minute that propelled Guatemala to a 1-0 win and a spot in the round of 16.
How to make Trinidad and Tobago vs. Guatemala picks
Green has taken a close look at the Guatemala vs. Trinidad and Tobago matchup from all sides, and he is leaning under on the goal total. He also is offering two strong best bets and a complete breakdown of this Gold Cup 2021 match. He’s only sharing those picks at SportsLine.
So who wins Guatemala vs. Trinidad and Tobago? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets, all from the European soccer expert who has generated nearly $19,000 for $100 bettors over the past four seasons, and find out.