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USA v Jamaica betting tips: Reggae Boyz out for revenge

| 22.07.2021
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Preview and odds for Monday’s CONCACAF Gold Cup match

A semi-final berth at the CONCACAF Gold Cup is at stake in this repeat of the 2017 final, as we look at some potential USA v Jamaica betting tips.

USA topped Group B with an unblemished record, while Jamaica won two of their three games in Group C to finish second.

Monday’s quarter-final clash, which takes place at the AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas, is live on Premier Sports 1 and kicks off at 2.30am BST.

USA v Jamaica match odds

Six-time CONCACAF Gold Cup winners, the United States are looking to regain their title, having lost it to Mexico in 2019.

The United States cruised through Group B with defeats of Haiti (1-0), Martinique (6-1) and Canada (1-0), the latter of which was their 38th Gold Cup group stage win, with one loss and four draws.

The USA are 4/7 favourites to beat Jamaica but with this competition taking place alongside the Olympics, senior players Christian Pulisic, Weston McKennie, Tyler Adams and Zack Steffen are not available until the US host Canada in a World Cup qualifier in September.

Coach Gregg Berhalter has been experimenting at this tournament, omitting a few top-level players and giving some youngsters a chance.

Against Martinique, for example, the new-look line-up, with seven changes from the side that beat Haiti, averaged five international caps.

Daryl Dike, coming off a breakout loan from Orlando to Championship side Barnsley, has impressed and raised his international goals total to three with a brace against Martinique.

The United States then ended Canada’s record eight-game winning streak with the fastest goal in US soccer history, with Shaq Moore netting after 20 seconds.

It was the USA’s 13th straight success against CONCACAF opponents and it is Evens for USA to win and two goals or more to be scored in the game.

Jamaica won their first two group games, beating Suriname 2-0 and Guadeloupe 2-1, but went down 1-0 to Costa Rica, who went through as group winners.

They are 9/2 to beat the USA in normal time and progress to the semi-finals.

 

USA v Jamaica head-to-head

Jamaica have had their participation ended by the USA in the last two editions of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. In 2017, the USA defeated the Reggae Boyz 2-1 in the final and two years later they fell 3-1 in the semi-final.

Historically, the stats show Jamaica have fared poorly against the Americans, beating them three times in 28 meetings dating back to July 1988.

The USA have won 17 of those meetings, including the last two. There have been eight draws and another can be backed at 27/10 in USA v Jamaica betting tips.

Jamaica’s last success came in June 2019 in a friendly in Washington, where Shamar Nicholson’s 60th-minute strike proved enough.

To their credit, Jamaica have scored in five of the last six meetings and they are 31/20 to net at least once in the quarter-final.

The stats show that seven of the last 13 meetings have yielded three or more goals and it is 19/20 that three goals or more will be scored this time.

No less than 11 of the last 16 meetings have seen both sides score, and it is 19/20 that this happens again.

Key battles

Daniel Johnson features for the Reggae Boyz as we pick out USA v Jamaica betting tips

Preston North End’s 28-year-old midfielder Daniel Johnson (above) has been a driving force for the Reggae Boyz and was named man of the match against Costa Rica, despite being replaced by Reading captain Liam Moore after 81 minutes.

A headed goal from Bryan Ruiz was enough for Costa Rica to beat Jamaica 1-0 and claim top spot in Group C at the Exploria Stadium in Florida.

Prior to that, Jamaica scored a couple of goals in their opening two group games and are 17/5 to score two or more in the quarter-final, according to the USA v Jamaica betting tips.

View the latest CONCACAF Gold Cup odds

All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Simon Milham