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2015 Gold Cup quarterfinal: Haiti v Jamaica preview

Kick-off: July 18 @ 7.30 pm EST

Venue: M&T Bank Stadium (Baltimore, Maryland)

Past meetings

Jamaica v Haiti 2-0 (2014 Caribbean Cup)
Jamaica v Haiti 2-2 (International friendly)
Jamaica v Haiti 2-0 (2006 Caribbean Cup)
Jamaica v Haiti 3-1 (2004 Caribbean Cup)
Jamaica v Haiti 3-0 (2006 World Cup qualifier)


Last 5 matches:

China v Haiti 2-2 (International friendly)
Trinidad v Haiti 1-0 (International friendly)
Panama v Haiti 1-1 (2015 Gold Cup)
USA v Haiti 1-0 (2015 Gold Cup)
Haiti v Honduras 1-0 (2015 Gold Cup)

Team News:

After his side impressed to beat Honduras and secure their place in the last eight, coach Marc Collat has faced serious selection problems that make his job ahead of the Jamaica clash extremely difficult.

Namely, star players Jeff Louis (22/2) and Jean-Jacques Pierre (63/5) decided to quit the national team and this tournament is over for them. As a result, the boss added midfielder Monuma Costant Junior (28/4) to the Haiti Gold Cup roster.

Jean-Marc Alexandre (31/2) is suspended for the Jamaica clash, whereas the likes of Reginald Goreux (16/2), Kervens Belfort (20/10) and Wilde Donald Guerrier (29/6) are all rated doubtful at the moment.

Players to watch: Johnny Placide, Duckens Nazon.

Probable starting line-up (4-4-2): Placide – Alcenat, Bertin, Jerome, Jaggy – Millien, Lafrance, Marcelin, Guerrier – Nazon, Belfort.


Last 5 matches:

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)
Jamaica v El Salvador 1-0 (2015 Gold Cup)

Team News:

Jamaica continued the rich vein of form by defeating El Salvador to ease off to the first position in Group B and they have now been made strong favourites to pip injury-plagued Haiti to a place in the semi-final.

Just like his counterpart, Winfried Schafer faces a genuine selection headache seeing as the tournament is over for defender Jermaine Taylor (83/0), who has been ruled out with a quadriceps strain, while first choice keeper Dwayne Muller (38/0) is unlikely to start after suffering a neck strain.

Under-23 captain Omar Holness (1/0) and Sean McFarlane (0/0) have been added to the Jamaica roster, but important players Darren Mattocks (27/8) and Je-Vaughn Watson (46/1) both miss out through suspension. Alvas Powell (19/0) has walked out on the national team.

Players to watch: Jobi McAnuff, Garath McCleary, Giles Barnes.

Probable starting line-up (4-4-1-1): Thompson – Mariappa, Morgan, Hector, Lawrence – McCleary, Austin, Clennon, Laing – McAnuff – Barnes.

Haiti v Jamaica betting odds & tips

*Even if both sides have important missings at the moment, Jamaica have shown a lot more so far and they look a good bet at 2.35 (27/20) to win the match.

*Reggae Boyz won four of last five matches between the two sides by two goals or more and they are 4.90 (39/10) to win by a two-goal margin or greater.

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