Ecuador vs Jamaica
Date: Saturday, 8 September 2018
Kick-off at 1:30 UK/ 2:30 CET
The Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey will have the honor of hosting these two sides for this international friendly fixture scheduled for this weekend.
It will be the first time Ecuador are competing in an international fixture this year. The last matchup for the Ecuadorians was in October against Argentina. The matchup was for the world cup qualification and ended in favor of the Argentinians.
Ecuador are somewhat unable to solve their team form woes since last year in June when their winning streak was halted. They had beaten both El Salvador and Trinidad and Tobago in friendly games. Afterward, the team has lost in the last 4 successive international friendlies.
The striking ability of the Ecuadorians will definitely not be any lose in this matchup. They have continually shown the ability to score in most of their games, even if it is against the so called big teams.
Jamaica have continually improved in their performance. This is not the same old teams that was suffering consecutive defeats in almost every match.
Remarkably, remain undefeated in their last 5 international friendly matches. Even though they had to exit the CONCACAF Gold Cup courtesy of the USA last year, they really put up a big fight. In this tournament, the team showed a great ability to scoop important wins, even against stronger sides like Canada and Mexico.
Jamaica is a team to look out for in all competitions including friendlies. They are showing a rare spirit which may surprise us in the days to come.
Ecuador vs Jamaica: Head-to-Head
- The two sides have only met twice since 2009.
- In the last meeting played in 2011, Ecuador clinched the win in a thriller match which ended with 7 goals.
- Ecuador has won once (in 2011) while the other matchup (in 2009) ended in a goalless draw.
Ecuador vs Jamaica: Prediction
With the current improvement in the form of both teams, I can see this game turning to be a thriller. Both teams will strive to put the ball into the back of the net. We will surely witness over 2.5 goals being netted in this matchup.
Ecuador remain the favorite team for the 3 way selection. However, Jamaica will obviously not go down easily and will retaliate with at least 1 goal.
Ecuador vs Jamaica: Betting Tip
Ecuador to win @ 3.5 (1.60)
Over 2.5 goals @ 7/10 (1.70).