In what is a must-win encounter following their opening match loss, Guyana will tackle US Virgin Islands (USVI) in the second round of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Caribbean Cup Qualifiers today at the Adelita Cancryn Venue from 16:15hrs.
Falling embarrassingly to Curacao by a 2-5 margin at the Ergilio Hato Stadium, the Golden Jaguars must secure a positive result in what will be the first meeting of the countries. Similarly, the result of the Curacao and USVI encounter will also be of importance in Guyana’s progression.
While there is no historical statistics to pit against teams, the current numbers accumulated during the present event can be analyzed.
In the three qualifiers to date, Offensively Guyana has recorded 10 goals at a rate of 3.33 goals. However in their three most recent fixtures, the 132nd ranked Jaguars have only scored three goals at a rate of one goal per match.
Defensively, Guyana has conceded five goals in the three qualifiers at an average of 1.6 goals. However a closer look at their three most recent engagements highlight that the Jaguars have shipped in 10 goals at a rate of 3.33 goals. This is evident by 5-0 and 5-2 losses to Canada and Curacao.
On the other side, the 194th ranked USVI is in a similar position with contrasting results highlighting their progress due to one win and a loss.
In their two matches, the hosts have recorded three goals at 1.5 conversions per game. On the defensive end, the home side has registered identical numbers, with three goals conceded at a rate of 1.5 goals per fixture.
Round 3 of the Championship will begin in October 3-11; Fifth Place Playoff November 7-15; and the finals are scheduled for May 2017.