USA vs Jamaica
CONCACAF Gold Cup 2021
Date: 25 July 2021, Monday
Kick-off at 2:30 UK/ 3:30 CET
Venue: AT&T Stadium (Arlington).
The hosts USA take on Jamaica in the fourth and final quarter final of the 2021 Gold Cup. With a perfect record in group stage and head-to-head record against Jamaica, the Stars and Stripes are warm favourites to win here.
Their group stage opponents lacked in quality, though Gregg Berhalter’s men built a perfect platform with wins in all three games. However, Berhalter will be looking for improvements in the final third with his team managing acceptable 1-0 wins against Canada and Haiti, while they run riot against minnows Martinique 6-1.
Jamaica finished second in their group, owing to a defeat in the final group game to Costa Rica by a narrow 1-0 margin. Meantime they won the first two games against Suriname 2-0 and Guadeloupe 2-1, these opponents far from cup quality squads.
Despite the narrow nature of wins, Theodore Whitmore’s men played some good football in the middle of the park, however they too have problems in finishing off scoring chances. A similar display could cost them big at Arlington on Sunday.
USA vs Jamaica Head-to-head
The teams had met in a friendly in May and USA thrashed Jamaica 4-1. Sebastian Lletget scored twice while Sergino Dest and Brendan Aaronson completed the scorecard.
USA have an excellent h2h record against Jamaica at the Gold Cup. In 2019 they won 3-1 in semifinal and bagged a 2-1 win in the 2017 finals.
Jamaica did bag a surprise win in the 2015 edition, the 2-1 semifinal win, which until today is their only win against the USA in 6 attempts. They lost in all remaining 5 ties.
USA vs Jamaica Prediction
While Jamaica is a squad with quality, they have shown little on the pitch to convince us that they are a match for heavy weights in the zone. At the same time, USA are a team in ascendancy, thanks to the young players that came to the rank in the past 12 months and some of them playing their trade with big clubs in Europe.
A surprise result is not expected at Arlington on Sunday and despite the odds being low, we back USA to win here inside the regulation full-time.
Brave punters can back the over 2.5 goals full-time, the odds of 2.00 are excellent and keep in mind that only 1 of their last 5 Gold Cup h2h saw fewer than 3 goals.
USA vs Jamaica Betting Tips
USA to win @ 1.44 odd
Over 2.5 goals @ 2.00 odd.