Curacao vs Jamaica
2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup
Date: 10th July 2017, Monday.
Kick-off at 0:00 UK/ 1:00 CET
Venue: Qualcomm Stadium (San Diego).
Curacao, the new boys in World Football is making their first ever appearance at the Gold Cup. Taking over the reigns from Dutch Antilles from 2010, the small island nation made a name for themselves. They rose to 68th in the FIFA ranking in a short period and their latest success came in the just commenced Caribbean Cup held in Martinique. The won the feat by upsetting none other than Jamaica in the final clash on June 26.
On the other hand, Jamaica are a team in transition phase. They had a disastrous campaign in the World Cup qualifiers and failed to make it into the final hexagonal. The wound is further deepened by their performances at the Caribbean Cup, a tournament they were supposed to win with ease.
Meanwhile, there is no lack of talent in this Jamaican squad. The NY Red Bull wing back Kemar Lawrence is the most popular player in the squad. But do not write of the likes of Darren Mattocks (Portland Timbers) and Dever Orgill (Wolfsberger AC), who can provide the firepower up-front.
Curacao vs Jamaica: Head-to-head
The lone meeting between the two sides so far happened 10 days ago in the final of the Caribbean Cup held in Martinique. The young striker Elson Hooi scored twice for Curacao in the 2-1 win, while Jamaica’s consolation goal came from Rosario Harriot.
Curacao vs Jamaica: Prediction
Jamaica are the bookie’s favorite to win this match. But we expect Curacao to give a tough test to the Reggae Boys. The tiny island nation is composed of a number of player playing their trade in Dutch and other European leagues. Also, Jamaica is a team short of experience at higher level. Therefore, we can write-off any advantage on paper and expect a very even contest.
Curacao vs Jamaica: Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score at 2.25 odds with Betfair.
Correct Full Time Score of 1-1 for 7.00 odds with Betfair.