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Costa Rica vs Jamaica: Prediction and Betting Tips
Costa Rica needs to improve in their upcoming matches
Costa Rica are Central America’s most successful team winning the CONCACAF Championships (currently Gold Cup) three times. They are the only Central American team to have played five times in the World Cup with remarkable results in the 2014 edition when they topped the group consisting of England, Italy, and Uruguay.
In the current Gold Cup, coach Luis Fernando Suarez’s team won their first two matches against Suriname and Guadeloupe. Despite winning the two games, coach Suarez will be concerned with his team’s performance against Suriname as they went down in the 56th minute but replied with two quick goals and their opponents had more chances to score than them.
Costa Rica Key Points
- The average goals scored per game by Costa Rica in the Gold Cup is two
- Costa Rica have lost six of their last ten games
- In the last ten matches, Costa Rica scored in four
This is Jamaica’s fourteenth appearance in the Gold Cup having finished runners-up on two occasions in 2015 and 2017. Their sole participation in the World Cup was in 1998 where they were eliminated from the group stages. The Reggae Boyz also competed in the Caribbean Cup, winning it six times. Jamaica were invited to Copa America in 2015 and 2016.
With six points from two games, Jamaica have qualified for the knockout stage. In their second match against Guadeloupe, the Reggae Boyz won 2-1 after dominating the game. After an own goal by Jamaican defender Bell in the fourth minute, Burke equalized and Flemmings handed the win for Jamaica after scoring in the 87th minute.
Jamaica Key Points
- Jamaica have failed to score in one of their last ten matches
- BTTS happened in Jamaica’s five of the last ten matches
- The average goals scored in Jamaica’s last ten matches is 2.7
Costa Rica vs Jamaica Prediction
The importance of this match lies in who each team will play in the quarter-finals. The winner of this group will play Canada and the runner-up will play the USA. Of course, both teams prefer to avoid the USA and hence they will play to win.
Costa Rica haven’t been very impressive in their two matches against teams relatively much weaker than them. The same goes for Jamaica who also had difficulty in overcoming Suriname and Guadeloupe.
Both teams will play for the win which may open up their defensive lines. Costa Rica are the favorites to win having won their last two H2H with Jamaica and not losing to the Reggae Boyz since 2010 with six of the last eight meetings ending in draws.
Costa Rica vs Jamaica Betting Tips
Draw or BTTS Yes 1.53 at Vbet
Under 8.5 Corner Kicks 1.85 at Vbet
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