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CONCACAF Gold Cup Group B: Jamaica v El Salvador, Canada v Costa Rica

| 14.07.2015

Group B leaders Jamaica will look to wrap up top spot when they take on the threat of El Salvador as the CONCACAF Gold Cup continues.

Meanwhile, in the same pool, rock-bottom nation and co-hosts Canada will contest Costa Rica, who are competing with El Salvador for qualification, most likely from second position.

Jamaica v El Salvador
The Reggae Boyz sit comfortably at the summit of Group B after overcoming Canada with a last-gasp winner from skipper Rodolph Austin, sending his side to top position.
Jamaica are 11/2 with Coral to secure another victory over third-placed El Salvador with both sides getting on the scoresheet.

The dominant Jamaicans opened their campaign with a draw against Costa Rica and just another point will be enough to clinch top spot in Group B, with a stalemate available at 9/4.

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Houston Dynamo forward Giles Barnes will again be a key danger towards El Salvador, and the London-born MLS marksman is 6/1 to open proceedings this time out.

Their opposition, though, possess enough firepower capable of causing a problem, and are 5/2 to secure an upset. El Salvador’s Irwin Herrera can be an attacking threat and is 2/1 to slot home anytime in his latest outing.

Canada v Costa Rica
With Jamaica almost assured of a place in the next round, Costa Rice will be aiming for a simple triumph over bottom side Canada in order to challenge for second place. The Costa Ricans are 15/8 to win to nil, while Canada are a 3/1 chance to grab their first victory in this latest match-up.

Arsenal forward Joel Campbell is sure to have a say for Costa Rica and is 2/1 to net anytime, while his strike partner and recent Sporting Lisbon signing Bryan Ruiz is 6/1 to open the scoring.

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The former Fulham frontman previously completed a switch to the Portuguese Lions, a move which saw him become new boss Jorge Jesus’ first major signing at the club, with his deal also sensationally including a £43m buy-out clause.

Though, his attention will be fully on leading his Costa Rica side to victory in Group B, with a win over Canada potentially sending them through.



Lee Gormley

Lee joined the Coral team in 2014 after studying at Leeds Trinity University, having moved across the water from Ireland, and has plenty of industry experience from his time with various news outlets in both England and Northern Ireland. After graduating with a BA Honours degree in Sports Journalism, he has since become an important member of the talented sports desk, passionately covering boxing, football and snooker, among many other sports. Lee is also a massive Manchester United and Republic of Ireland fan, but curbs any bias during his work, and outside of his job can be found regularly taking part in sport himself, such as boxing, GAA and football.