USA vs Jamaica
2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final
Date: Thursday, 27th July 2017
Kick-off at 2:30 UK/ 3:30 CET
Venue: Levi’s Stadium (Santa Clara).
The 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup is about to witness a riveting encounter when the host nation USA take on Jamaica in the finals at the Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara.
Both nations reached the finals unbeaten, USA slightly better team on comparison, mainly because of their attacking intent. The Stars and Stripes defeated Costa Rica in the semifinals 2-0, goals coming from seasoned campaigners Jozy Altidore and Clint Dempsey. Bruce Arena’s men have now kept three clean sheets on the bounce. They scored 10 goals in the tournament, highest than any other team.
Jamaica let it late to defeat Mexico 1-0 in the semifinals, goal coming from none other than the talented New York RB wingback Kemar Lawrence. Their success so far in the tournament is built on the basement of a resilient defense. However, they are a proven threat on counters, a fact consolidated by their wins against Canada and Mexico.
USA vs Jamaica: Head-to-head
It was Jamaica, who eliminated USA from the semifinals of last Gold Cup, eventually went on to lose the finals to Mexico.
This is Jamaica’s second appearance at the finals of Gold Cup, and that too in back-to-back editions.
The last meeting between the two sides in any competition was in a friendly on February, USA winning 1-0.
There are no draws in the last 7 meetings between the sides in all competitions. USA are ahead in the h2h with 5 wins as against Jamaica’s 2 wins.
USA won three Gold Cup fixtures against Jamaica, before the defeat in last season’s semifinal.
USA vs Jamaica: Prediction
This is expected to be a tight affair, with Jamaica preferring to sit back and defend. However, it remained to be seen if they can tame a team that scored the most number of goals in the tournament.