El Salvador and Curacao are definitely the two lesser fancied sides in Gold Cup group A. A win for either team would be a huge start though. Can either team grab the precious points? Find out with our El Salvador vs Curacao match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.

A trio of tips for El Salvador vs Curacao

Unbiased tips

The odds provided are up to date at the time of publication. Odds are subject to change though and you should always check with your bookmaker before placing any bets. Our recommended bookmaker for this match is BetMGM.

El Salvador to put early points on the board

El Salvador might be on a three game winless run but the same can be angled at Curacao; neither side is in good form. Prior to the recent blip though, El Salvador had been on a run of seven games without defeat winning five of them. Again, Curacao's story isn't too different with three wins on the bounce but, for them, it's the winning sequence that was a blip and not the draws and losses. The head to head record doesn't look too good for Curacao either; the sides have met five times in six years with El Salvador winning four and drawing the other.

There won't be goals for both teams

We'll be honest, we thought about backing El Salvador to win to nil. Instead though, our prediction here is a slightly more cautious approach as we bet on ‘no' both teams to score. If you look at the recent form of both sides, it's pretty compelling. El Salvador have only been involved in one game across their last five where both teams have netted whilst for Curacao it's just two of five. Then, again, you have the head to head; in the last five meetings only one match has seen goals at both ends – that was March 2017; there have been two further meetings since then.

A low scoring game but El Salvador won't care

We've touched on an unbeaten run that El Salvador had been on not too long ago. In that period they recorded a couple of big wins; this match will not be another with none of the last five head to head games ending with over 2.5 goals. On top of that, recent form doesn't really suggest we're in for a goalfest either; Curacao have seen an average of just 1.0 goals per game over their last three outings. For El Salvador, that number is slightly higher but only by 0.3.

El Salvador vs Curacao: All the key betting stats

CONCACAF Gold Cup
El Salvador odds
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odds Curacao
July 10, 2021
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El Salvador vs Curacao

flash Head to Head

17/06/19
Gold Cup
Curacao odds
odds
Curacao
0 - 1
odds El Salvador
odds
El Salvador
14/07/17
Gold Cup
El Salvador odds
odds
El Salvador
2 - 0
odds Curacao
odds
Curacao
09/09/15
CA-WCQ
El Salvador odds
odds
El Salvador
1 - 0
odds Curacao
odds
Curacao
04/09/15
CA-WCQ
Curacao odds
odds
Curacao
0 - 1
odds El Salvador
odds
El Salvador

El Salvador

Last 5

06/11/21
IM
El Salvador odds
odds
El Salvador
0 - 1
odds Bolivia
odds
Bolivia
14/10/21
CA-WCQ
El Salvador odds
odds
El Salvador
0 - 2
odds Mexico
odds
Mexico
10/10/21
CA-WCQ
Costa Rica odds
odds
Costa Rica
2 - 1
odds El Salvador
odds
El Salvador
08/10/21
CA-WCQ
El Salvador odds
odds
El Salvador
1 - 0
odds Panama
odds
Panama
25/09/21
IM
El Salvador odds
odds
El Salvador
0 - 2
odds Guatemala
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Guatemala

Curacao

Last 5

09/10/21
IM
odds Curacao
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Curacao
1 - 2
odds New Zealand
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New Zealand
06/10/21
IM
odds Bahrain
odds
Bahrain
4 - 0
odds Curacao
odds
Curacao
15/06/21
CA-WCQ
odds Curacao
odds
Curacao
0 - 0
odds Panama
odds
Panama
12/06/21
CA-WCQ
odds Panama
odds
Panama
2 - 1
odds Curacao
odds
Curacao
09/06/21
CA-WCQ
odds Curacao
odds
Curacao
0 - 0
odds Guatemala
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Guatemala

A winning start for El Salvador

Neither of El Salvador or Curacao are in good form with no wins between them in their combined six latest matches. With form that is lacking, the prospect of progressing from their Gold Cup group looks like a big ask. Despite the poor form and being up against it in their group, a win for El Salvador or Curacao from this match, which is largely in the balance, would give them a real chance of sneaking a top two finish. Who are the key men that could decide this match? For El Salvador it's David Antonio Rugamas Leiva. Curacao will be looking to Juninho Bacuna.

Our final thoughts on El Salvador vs Curacao

El Salvador vs Curacao Prediction

  • Who won the last meeting between El Salvador and Curacao? – El Salvador edged it 1-0
  • Who else is in Group A – Mexico and Trinidad & Tobago
  • What time is kick off? 22:00 GMT

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