Well two weeks before the start of the Gold Cup 2019, which will be held on June 18 in Mexico, Costa Rica and the United States, the US national football team uses the opportunity for a friendly match. Opponent in the night of Wednesday to Thursday European time in the Audi field of Washington is the national team of Jamaica. The six-time Gold Cup winner and defending champion USA also goes one of the big favorites for the title in the tournament this year. Among the bookmakers, the Soccer Boys number two on the overall victory just behind Mexico.
Today’s Football Prediction USA vs Jamaica
The hot phase just before the start of the finals will be heralded by the reissue of the 2017 Gold Cup finals for both nations. On July 26, 2017, the USA won the Gold Cup’s sixth victory with a 2-1 victory over Jamaica, and are now only one title behind Mexico’s record winners. For Jamaica, the defeat had been the second consecutive runner-up in the Gold Cup. This year, the bookmakers see the Reggae Boyz in fifth place overall. Before the test match USA vs. Jamaica speak the odds but against the Jamaicans who go into the game as a clear outsider. The betting base also expects the US and sets in the game USA vs. Jamaica their tip even on “USA wins to zero”.
USA – Statistics & Current Form
Since December 2018, the former Cottbus and 1860 professional Gregg Berhalter coach of the US national team. The Testspiel-Bilanz under the new coach can be seen with three wins and a draw. The three wins were all retracted to zero. The only point loss the US boys had to accept against Chile. Berhalter has appointed a squad of 28 professionals for the friendly against Jamaica. Among them are Joe Gyau (MSV Duisburg), Josh Sargent (Werder Bremen) and Weston McKennie (Schalke) also three players who earn their money in Germany.
“To prepare for the start of the Gold Cup, the game is perfect for both the opponent and the venue. We are facing a different style of play against Jamaica, which we may also encounter in the course of the tournament. ” – Gregg Berhalter
Christian Pulisic, who changes from BVB to Chelsea in the coming season, and Tyler Adams of RB Leipzig join the squad just before the start of the Gold Cup. Immediately after the match against the “Reggae Boyz” Berhalter must announce his final 23-man squad for the finals. Goalkeeper Ethan Horvath and defenders John Brooks and DeAndre Yedlin are currently missing. Jozy Altidore was invited back to the national team for the first time since 2017. The second and final pre-season preliminaries will be played by the United States against Venezuela on Sunday. In the 2019 Gold Cup, defending champion USA then faces Group D in Panama, Trinidad & Tobago and Guyana.
Last matches from USA:
⚽️ 27.03.2019 – USA vs Chile 1: 1 (International Friendlies)
⚽️ 22.03.2019 – USA vs Ecuador 1: 0 (International Friendlies)
⚽️ 02.02.2019 – USA vs. Costa Rica 2: 0 (International Friendlies)
⚽️ 28.01.2019 – USA vs Panama 3: 0 (International Friendlies)
⚽️ 20.11.2018 – Italy vs USA 1: 0 (International Friendlies)
Jamaica – Statistics & Current Form
In 2015, Jamaica became the first team from the Caribbean to reach the final of the Gold Cup. This feat was repeated by the “Reggae Boyz” two years later. But both times, the Jamaicans had to settle for second place. In 1998, Jamaica had qualified for the first and only time for a World Cup. After defeats by Argentina (0: 5) and Croatia (1: 3) and a win over Japan (2: 1), the finals for the “Reggae Boyz” but had already been over after the group stage. Six times the Jamaicans have already won the Football Caribbean Championship. This year, Jamaica is one of the co-hosts of the Gold Cup. The first group game against Honduras may carry the selection in the domestic Independence Park in Kingston. The following two group games against El Salvador and Curacao but then take place in Houston and Los Angeles. On El Salvador and Curacao, Jamaica already met in the group stage of the Gold Cup 2017. At that time, the Central Americans reached the next round as group runners behind Mexico.
Since 2016, the national team of Theodore Whitmore is trained. Whitmore, who had been in charge of the country from 2009 to 2013, played 120 times for his country and scored 24 goals. In addition, today’s head coach was in the squad for the 1998 World Cup. This year, the “Reggae Boyz” completed two internationals, against El Salvador and Costa Rica, both of which were lost to zero. Previously, Jamaica had qualified for the Gold Cup in the Concacaf Nations League with wins against the Kaiman Islands (4-0), Bonaire (6-0) and Suriname (2-1). Coach Whitmore’s 23-man squad includes 12 Major League Soccer players. The star of the team is certainly Leon Bailey of Bayer Leverkusen, who should make his debut for the senior team of Jamaica, after he had accumulated so far only for the U23 selection of the Caribbean state. The men from Jamaica, of course, dream of the third final participation in a row and then the first Gold Cup victory in the history of the country.
Last matches of Jamaica:
⚽️ 27.03.2019 – Costa Rica Vs. Jamaica 1: 0 (International Friendlies)
⚽️ 24.03.2019 – El Salvador Vs. Jamaica 2-0 (CONCACAF Nations League Qualification)
⚽️ 18.11.2018 – Jamaica Vs. Suriname 2: 1 (CONCACAF Nations League Qualification)
⚽️ 10/15/2018 – Bonaire Vs. Jamaica 0: 6 (CONCACAF Nations League Qualification)
USA vs Jamaica Direct Comparison
There have been 26 matches between the USA and Jamaica. The Soccer Boys lead the direct comparison with 15 victories. The Reggae Boyz won eight times. There are also two draws. In 2017, the USA won the final of the Gold Cup against Jamaica. At the Gold Cup finals in 2015, Jamaica defeated the Soccer Boys 2-1 in the semi-final. But then the Jamaicans had lost the final with 1: 3 against Mexico. In the US, the balance between the two stands at twelve home victories, a draw and three away wins. At Audi Field, the home of the MLS franchise D.C. United, there have been two international matches between the two nations. In qualifying for the 1997 World Cup ended the game 1: 1. In the quarter-finals of the Gold Cup 2011, the hosts won 2-0 against the boys from the Caribbean.
USA vs Jamaica Our Betting Prediction Explained
For the bookmaker seems in the duel USA vs Jamaica’s prediction with victory rates for the US up to 1.33 completely clear. If you look at the results of the two nations in the Gold Cup in recent years, but we face a much closer duel. In 2015, Jamaica threw the USA out of the tournament in the semi-finals. In 2017, the “Reggae Boyz” had beaten the Soccer Boys only in the final. But in duels in the US, the starting position looks clearer.
Key Facts – USA vs Jamaica tips
⭐️ The USA is undefeated under national coach Berhalter
⭐️ Jamaica still wait for the first point and the first goal in this international year
⭐️ The Soccer Boys are in direct comparison with 15 to eight wins in front
If you look at the market value of both teams, the US are at the top of the league. Only Christian Pulisic has a higher value than the entire squad of Jamaica. Here only Leon Bailey stands out with about 35 million euros. Also from the direct comparison on US soil can be read out a clear favorite position of the USA. Only at games of the Gold Cup finals, the Jamaicans show a different face and always put a fad on it. In the night from Wednesday to Thursday, we are counting on a victory for the USA. Since Jamaica have scored in the last two internationals no goal and the United States has conceded only one goal in four games under coach Berhalter, we set in the duel USA vs Jamaica our tip on “USA wins to zero”.
Prediction Today: USA wins to zero