Costa Rica vs Jamaica preview, team news and prediction – CONCACAF Gold Cup

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Costa Rica will face off against Jamaica in the Group C match of the CONCACAF Gold Cup on 21st July at the Exploria Stadium. Both the sides have two wins to their names and would be eyeing for the top spot in the Group C table.

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Costa Rica

Costa Rica struggled to win against Suriname after conceding the opening goal. However, they were  quick to reply and triumphed 2-1 to go to the knockout rounds.

They will aim to keep their momentum continuing and win their group for the second time in their last three campaigns after making it out of the Gold Cup group stage for the 12th time in a row.

Jamaica

For the fourth time in a row, Jamaica has advanced to the quarter-finals, but the Reggae Boyz have had a bumpy journey through the group stage.

They had to come back to overcome Guadeloupe 2-1 the last time. The Reggae Boyz scored two goals to win their second game of the tournament, despite conceding an own goal.

Head-to-Head

Costa Rica and Jamaica have faced each other in 28 matches with Costa Rica winning 13 games to Jamaica’s four wins.. They last encountered in 2019 with Costa Rica winning 1-0.

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Team News

Costa Rica

Costa Rica will miss the services of Francisco Calvo who was suspended in the previous encounter against Suriname.

Jamaica

Jamaica may miss the services of Bobby Reid who has recovered from Covid-19 but still is doubtful to play in this match.

Probable Playing XI for Costa Rica vs Jamaica

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Costa Rica

Leonel Moreira, Ronald Matarrita, Kendall Waston, Giancarlo Gonzalez, Keysher Fuller, Bryan Ruiz, Celso Borges, Luis Marin, Ariel Lassiter, Ariel Rodriguez, Joel Campbell

Jamaica

Andre Blake, Alvas Powell, Damion Lowe, Liam Moore, Amari’i Bell, Tyreek Magee, Micheal Hector, Daniel Johnson, Andre Gray, Cory Burke, Junior Flemmings

Final Prediction

Costa Rica vs Jamaica clash is expected to be a close one as both the teams are in great form and have strong squads. The game is predicted to end in a 2-2 tie.

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