Kick-off: 2300, 10/10/2021
Stadium: Independence Park
Canada are on course to qualify for the World Cup for just the second time and can further enhance their prospects by beating Jamaica in Kingston.
The Canucks have not made it to the finals since a sole appearance in 1986 but have made a rock-solid start to their current campaign.
With the hosts struggling, 11/10 for an away win looks the way to go with our opening Jamaica vs Canada prediction.
A Look At Jamaica’s Betting Odds
Jamaica have picked up just one point from four outings and sit bottom of the eight-team CONCACAF group after losing 2-0 to the USA in Austin.
The Reggae Boyz had performed with credit in two of last month’s qualifiers, only going down 2-1 in Mexico and drawing 1-1 in Costa Rica.
However, they were hammered 3-0 by Panama at Independence Park in between and now have a mountain to climb to reach Qatar.
Head coach Theodore Whitmore can call on some decent recent recruits, including Rangers forward Kemar Roofe and Bournemouth’s Jamal Lowe.
Fulham front man Bobby Decordova-Reid and Andre Gray of QPR are other familiar faces available in an experienced squad.
However, Jamaica must now go all-out to claim maximum points and that may leave them vulnerable at the back.
Looking at the Jamaica vs Canada odds, we like 18/5 for an away win and over 2.5 goals.
A Look At Canada’s Betting Odds
Not many teams are able to take the game to Mexico at Aztec Stadium but Canada did just that during a fine 1-1 draw.
The Canucks were on the front foot from the outset and stayed positive despite going behind against the run of play to a Jorge Sanchez sucker-punch on 21 minutes.
Bayern Munich star Alphonso Davies missed a great chance to equalise but made amends by setting up Jonathan Osorio to level just before the break.
Raul Jimenez headed against the bar in the second period for Mexico but Canada held on to secure a deserved point which kept them in the third automatic qualifying spot.
“I’m content with the point but at the same time I think there was an opportunity to take three,” said head coach John Herdman.
Osorio added: “That goal, it’s all Phonzie. He deserves the credit. He is our star player and he shows up every time – and that’s hard to do, with the amount of pressure that he gets.”
Canada began their campaign with draws against Honduras and USA before easing past El Salvador 3-0, when two up after just 11 minutes.
The Canucks are playing with ever-increasing confidence and self-belief, so 5/2 they lead at half-time and full-time completes our Jamaica vs Canada betting tips.
United States 2-0 JAMAICA
Mexico 1-1 CANADA – Osorio
Head-to-head: Canada 2-0 Jamaica, Jamaica 2-1 Canada, Jamaica 2-1 Canada, Jamaica 1-0 Canada
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