Costa Rica finished the 2021 Gold Cup group stage strongly defeating Jamaica 1-0 in a hard-fought match at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston. Luis Fernando Suarez's men have made it three wins out of three in the tournament and head into the quarterfinals full of hope. Check out the goal and highlights of the game here.
The Reggae Boyz had a better start to the game, though, but they couldn't put themselves in front. After a goalless first half, the Ticos returned better from the break and veteran idol Bryan Ruiz gave his side the edge with a perfect header inside the box. Later, Costa Rica were down to ten men as Leonel Moreira saw the red card for a handball outside the box, but they held on to their lead and secured all three points.
Costa Rica vs Jamaica: Match Preview
Costa Rica and Jamaica are looking to win Group C at the Concacaf Gold Cup 2021 when they face each other today, July 20, at the Exploria Stadium in Orlando, Florida. Both teams have clinched two victories so far, and they want to finish the group stage at the top of their zone. Here you will find everything there is to know about this Matchday 3 game, such as the preview, information, storylines, predictions, odds and how to watch it in the US.
Costa Rica had trouble winning against Suriname on Friday, as they conceded the first goal. However, Costa Ricans were quick to respond and won 2-1 to go through the knockout stages for the 12th time.
Meanwhile, Jamaica also had to come back to defeat Guadeloupe 2-1 last time around. The Reggae Boyz conceded an own goal but goals from Cory Burke and Junior Flemmings were enough to grab their second win in the tournament.
Costa Rica vs Jamaica: Match Information
Date: Tuesday, July 20, 2021.
Time: 7:00 PM (ET).
Location: Exploria Stadium, Orlando, Florida.
Costa Rica vs Jamaica: Time by State in the US
ET: 7:00 PM
CT: 6:00 PM
MT: 5:00 PM
PT: 4:00 PM
Costa Rica vs Jamaica: Storylines
Costa Rica and Jamaica have faced each other in 28 matches, with the Ticos winning 13 times. Jamaica have won 11 eleven times. However, the Reggae Boyz haven’t defeated Costa Rica in the Gold Cup.
In this tournament, they have met three times. Costa Rica prevailed once, while the other two matches ended up in a draw. The last time they met in the Gold Cup was when they tied 2-2 in the 2015 edition.
Now, Jamaica are looking to get their first win against the Ticos. However, their most recent match was an international friendly that took place last year, and Costa Rica won 1-0. And they are confident to claim a good result this time too.
How to watch or live stream Costa Rica vs Jamaica in the US
The game between Costa Rica and Jamaica, to be played this Tuesday, July 20, at Exploria Stadium for Gold Cup 2021 will be broadcasted in the US by TUDN.com, Foxsports.com, TUDN App, Univision NOW, UniMás, TUDN USA, Fox Sports 1, FOX Sports App, SiriusXM FC.
Costa Rica vs Jamaica: Odds and predictions
Oddsmakers in the US have already made their predictions for this match. FanDuel has Costa Rica as the favorite. The Ticos have odds of +115, while Jamaica have +230. A tie would end up in a +200 payout.
*Odds by FanDuel