The United States will play against Jamaica on Wednesday 21:30 EST at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. The USMNT and the Reggae Boyz reached the Gold Cup finals unbeaten and are both eager to win the trophy.
USA are heavy favorites to win their fifth CONCACAF Gold Cup but this match will not be a walk in the park for the host nation. Jamaica are by no means a pushover, they have a decent team with great performance so far in the tournament. Everyone was expecting Mexico in the finals but Jamaica pulled off the upset and revenged the 2015 Gold Cup finals when they lost 3-1 against El Tri. Their brilliant performance in this competition is built on their amazing defense and their phenomenal goalkeeper. Goalkeeper Andre Blake has been the competition's best player by far keeping the clean sheet two times against the tournament favorites Mexico. Let’s not forget that the Reggae Boyz beat the USMNT 2-1 two years ago in the Gold Cup semifinals. The last mutual encounter between the two sides was in a friendly fixture on February, USA winning 1-0. Another interesting fact is that there are no draws in their last 5 head-to-heads, USA winning 5 matches.
The USMNT enter this match full of confidence knowing that the home crowd will represent a huge advantage. There is huge quality inside the team with players that can solve the match on their own. After coming from the bench against Costa Rica to be the USA hero in their 2-0 semifinals win, Clint Dempsey will be in the starting XI. The USA have four wins and a draw in their five Gold Cup fixtures having the best attack in the tournament with 11 goals scored. They shouldn’t underestimate Jamaica and they should be careful of giving them spaces in their own third. Jamaica are expected to sit back and defend the best they can and try to score on the break taking advantage of their players speed. The USMNT should be patient and wait for the right moment to find the back of the net and solve the game. They shouldn’t expose themselves by bringing a lot of players in the attack and leave huge gaps in their territory. We expect a thrilling match with the USMNT controlling the pace and creating a lot of goal opportunities.Best picks for the match:
The USMNT are priced at -188 with WilliamHill to win the match in 90 minutes and lift the trophy in the soccer oddsboard. I believe that the odds are really good for a single bet with high stake. If you want more value you can play USA to win with -1 AH (Asian Handicap) priced at -104 with BetVictor.