Cuba vs Martinique : Cuba and Martinique meet for the first time in the Concacaf Gold Cup, with both needing a victory to keep hopes alive of advancing to the knockout round when they square off in the first game of Matchday 2 in Group A Wednesday night in Denver.
Both teams are coming off lopsided defeats at the Rose Bowl last Saturday, with Martinique leading Cuba on goal difference behind Mexico and Canada. Martinique have the slight edge in all-time meetings with three wins, two defeats and two draws. Their last encounter came in the Caribbean Cup, a 0-0 draw in 2016.
Mexico go in search of their second win at the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup on Wednesday when they take on Canada, while Cuba face Martinique in Group A.
El Tri enjoyed a fine start to the tournament by hammering Cuba 7-0 in their opener and now take on a Canada team that claimed a 4-0 win over Martinique.
Cuba’s game with Martinique sees the two teams meet for the first time at the Gold Cup. After opening the group stage with defeats, both sides need a win to keep their hopes of qualification alive.
We’re only a week into the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup and we’ve already reached the second round of group play. Group A continues on Wednesday night with two teams who lost their opening games last Saturday. Martinique (0-1-0, 0 points) and Cuba (0-1-0, 0 points) lost their openers to Canada and Mexico, respectively, by a combined score of 11-0. But despite what the scoreboard showed both teams displayed potential. Expect this matchup to be quite competitive as both teams are in need of a victory.
Martinique’s top player was very active in the opener against Canada despite the fact that his team got shut out. He was responsible for seven of his team’s 12 shots on goal, made 19 of Martinique’s 273 passes, and was all over the field in an attempt to help his team win. Parsemain is the key for his team’s success and you can expect him to get the ball early and often against Cuba.
Worth mentioning: Only one of the seven H2H clashes between Cuba and Martinique produced over 2,5 goals, and again one witnessed goals at both ends. The Lions of the Caribbean were able to keep four clean sheets in their games against Les Matinino. Martinique have been unable to score more than once in any of the matches with the Cubans. Four times the games between the national football teams of Cuba and Martinique featured under 1,5 goals.