Reggae Boyz Underdogs at Home
Jamaica failed to qualify for the 2022 World Cup. Therefore, winning the CONCACAF Nations League is all that’s left. On the other hand, Mexico is taking advantage of the regional tournament to watch players who usually aren’t starters.
The thing is that Mexico’s B-Team is still great, That’s why the visitors come in as the betting online favorites. Nevertheless, the Reggae Boyz have been considerably better when at home.
Jamaica Must Win … or Else
Jamaica is sitting atop Group A, but the Reggae Boyz have played one more game than Mexico. If the Jamaicans stand a chance of advancing to the semifinals, they must win Tuesday. There’s no other way.
Jamaica failed to qualify for Qatar 2022. They finished sixth with a 2-5-7 record, a dozen goals while conceding 22. Curiously, they scored only one less goal than Costa Rica, the team in the World Cup playoff against New Zealand.
Anyway, bad results did get head coach Theodore Whitmore fired. Paul Hall took his place on an interim basis. If there’s a chance of changing “interim” to “permanent;” winning this game wouldn’t hurt.
The Reggae Boyz already faced Suriname twice. First, they drew 1-1 in Paramaribo, as the home side evened things on an own goal with only six minutes left. Later, in Kingston, they met expectations as the soccer betting favorites, winning by a 3-1 score. Ravel Morrison, Junior Flemmings and Jamal Lowe were the scorers.
Despite not taking a loss in their last three home games, Jamaica comes in as the underdogs, priced at +330.
Nothing that Mexico’s Worried About
Again, coach Gerardo Martino didn’t enlist of the usual cast of starters. We won’t see Hirving Lozano, Carlos Vela, Andres Guardado and Edson Alvarez, to name a few players.
Even so, as was shown in the first game against Suriname, El Tri have a very competitive squad. They won 3-0 with goals from Israel Reyes, Henry Martin and Erick Sanchez. They had possession with 59 percent, Suriname finishing with only two shots on target.
Here’s another reason to consider including Mexico in your soccer picks, regardless of who’s playing. El Tri only lost two of their last 10 games on the road (USA and Canada) to teams that are both considerably better than the Reggae Boyz.
The end of the day, Martino has done a great job of establishing a winning mentality with this team. Mexico finished the World Cup qualifiers at 8-4-2. They finished with the second-best defensive unit, having conceded seven goals in 14 games.
The visitors are offering a -140 price.
Jamaica vs Mexico Head-to-Head
- Previous Matches: 25
- Jamaica Victories: 3 (12 goals)
- Mexico Victories: 19 (65 goals)
- Draws: 3
Mexico ended by winning both meetings on the road to the 2022 World Cup. However, El Tri suffered more than expected. First, they won 2-1 at Estadio Azteca, as Henry Martin scored the winning goal with one minute left. Later, in Kingston, they had to come from behind to win by a score of 2-1. Both of their goals were in the last 10 minutes. Jamaica had to play the second half with 10 players as Damion Lowe was given a red card.
The Reggae Boyz defeated Mexico for the last time back in 2017. It was in the semifinals of the Gold Cup, and they won, 1-0, with a goal from Kemar Lawrence.
Jamaica vs Mexico Game Information
- Date: Tuesday
- Time: 8 p.m. ET
- Location: Independence Park, Kingston, Jamaica
- Jamaica vs Mexico Live Stream: fuboTV
Jamaica vs Mexico Betting Lines
|Jamaica||+½ +110||+375||2 -145o||½ -135o
|Mexico||-½ -140||-140||2 +115u||1½ +105o
Jamaica vs Mexico Prediction
Mexico’s the better team, but Jamaica are taking the tournament quite seriously. All of the players are eager to prove their worth to the new coaching staff. Expect the Reggae Boyz to offer a good fight, as they did on the road to Qatar 2022. Well, not exactly, because we’re expecting them to win a point. That’s right, our online gambling prediction is a draw. There will be no better opportunity to take such a risk.