Golden Jaguars take on Grenada today looking to reverse recent trend

The Golden Jaguars return to the international circuit today when they face-off with Grenada in an International Friendly at the Kirani James Athletic Stadium in St. James, Grenada.

It will be the 17th meeting of the nations. The prior clash on March 29th 2015 initially ended 2-0 in favour of the Guyanese, only for FIFA to reward a 3-0 win to the Grenadians after it was ruled that Guyana’s  England-born Matthews Briggs was ineligible to play in the match.

In terms of the numbers, the Grenadians boast a superior 9-5 head-to-head record against the visitors with two showdowns ending in stalemates.

A closer look at the rivalry highlights the home side’s recent dominance. Excluding the reversed result in 2015, Guyana possess an unwanted 1-4 record against the Grenadians in the previous five clashes.

Grenada has fashioned 13 goals compared to Guyana’s five goals with 5-0 being the largest margin of victory for Grenada during the period.

Overall, the 159th ranked Grenada has recorded a total of 36 goals in the rivalry at an average of 2.25 goals per match. For 156th ranked Guyana, 21 goals have been scored at a rate of 1.31 goals per fixture.

The Guyana roster for the contest reads Goalkeepers Kai McKenzie-Lyle, Andrew Durant, Defenders Adrian Butters, Christopher Bourne, Jake Newtown, Walter Moore, Samuel Cox, Jeremy Garrett, Vancooten, William Europe, Nicolas Peters, Midfielders Brandon Beresford, Curtez Kellman, Anthony Belfield, Frank Parks, Maliek DeFreitus, Neil Danns, Cashion London, Forwards, Shaquille Agard, Emery Welshman, Sheldon Holder, Gregory Richardson and Ralph Parris.

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