Neither of these teams is going any further in the 2018 CONCACAF Men’s U-20 Championship, but each seems to have been improving steadily throughout the Group Stage.
Belize lost its first two games in Group C, but picked up a 4-2 win over Belize in the third round of games. In the fourth round, it managed to hold Honduras scoreless until the 72nd minute: longer than any of Los Catrachos’ preceding opponents in the group.
Dominican Republic also lost its first two games of the Group Stage. It has since bounced back with a 3-0 win over Antigua and Barbuda and a 12-1 win over Sint Maarten. That scoring form makes the Dominicans favorites for this match. After holding Honduras back for three-quarters of a game, however, Belize might like its chances of frustrating today’s opponent.