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2015 Gold Cup: Jamaica v El Salvador preview

Kick-off: July 14 @ 6.00 pm EST

Venue: BMO Field (Toronto, Canada)

Previous meetings

El Salvador v Jamaica 0-2 (International friendly)
El Salvador v Jamaica 2-3 (International friendly)
El Salvador v Jamaica 0-1 (2009 Gold Cup)
Jamaica v El Salvador 0-0 (International friendly)
Jamaica v El Salvador 3-0 (International friendly)


Last 5 matches:

Uruguay v Jamaica 1-0 (2015 Copa America)
Paraguay v Jamaica 1-0 (2015 Copa America)
Argentina v Jamaica 1-0 (2015 Copa America)
Costa Rica v Jamaica 2-2 (2015 Gold Cup)
Jamaica v Canada 1-0 (2015 Gold Cup)

Team News:

Jamaica produced another impressive performance to all but secure their progress in the next stage, with injury-time winner against Canada proving a just reward for the excellent effort Winnie Schafer’s charges put in during extreme weather conditions in Houston.

Having fielded unchanged starting line-ups in the first two matches, the boss has hinted he could make changes for the final group fixture, with Je-Vaughn Watson (45/1) one of those expected to miss out seeing as he is on a yellow card.

Players to watch: Jobi McAnuff, Giles Barnes.

Probable starting line-up (4-4-1-1): Miller – Mariappa. Morgan, Hector, Lawrence – Humphrey, Austin, McAnuff, Laing – Mattocks – Barnes.

El Salvador

Last 5 matches:

Chile v El Salvador 1-0 (International friendly)
St Kitts & Nevis v El Salvador 2-2 (2018 World Cup qualifier)
El Salvador v St Kitts & Nevis 4-1 (2018 World Cup qualifier)
El Salvador v Canada 0-0 (2015 Gold Cup)
Costa Rica v El Salvador 1-1 (2015 Gold Cup)

Team News:

Starting striker Nelson Bonilla (20/7) was not risked against Costa Rica as he had suffered a broken nose in the opening match, but he could return to the starting line-up for the crucial clash against Jamaica, where only a win would guarantee El Salvador a place in the quarter-finals.

Backed by the huge support from the stands, La Selecta completely outclassed los Ticos few days ago and now head to the Jamaica clash full of confidence. The likes of Alexander Larin (26/2), Alexander Mendoza (20/0), Darwin Ceren (28/2) and Richie Menjivar (25/1) are all one yellow card away from suspension.

Players to watch: Nelson Bonilla, Richie Menjivar.

Probable starting line-up (4-2-3-1): Carrillo – Garcia, Mendoza, Molina, Larin – Mejivar, Ceren – Alvarez, Punyed, Alas – Bonilla.

Jamaica v El Salvador betting odds & tips

*Jamaica have never won the Gold Cup trophy, but having largely impressed so far, they can be backed at 45.00 (44/1) to go all the way.

*With both sides creating a host of clear-cut chances in their second group matches, bear in mind that both teams to score bet pays 2.08 (27/25).

*Seeing as Jamaica and El Salvador will probably both qualify for the next stage if they share spoils in Toronto, it is important to note that draw is available at 3.16 (54/25).

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