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United States vs Jamaica Predictions & Tips - USMNT to win to nil in World Cup qualifier

  • United States vs Jamaica tips for Thursday's FIFA World Cup qualifier
  • The game is being played at Q2 Stadium (12.30am BST on Friday)
  • United States have won 5 of their last 6 matches against Jamaica
  • Will USMNT inflict another defeat on the Reggae Boyz?
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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Matthew Hoppe scored the winner between the sides in the Gold Cup quarterfinal in July (Getty Images)
Gary Emmerson 07 Oct 2021
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United States vs Jamaica Predictions

Jamaica have a poor recent record against the United States, who are tipped to claim an important win in qualifying for Qatar 2022.
  • United States vs Jamaica Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • United States Form
  • United States Squad & Team News
  • Jamaica Form
  • Jamaica Squad & Team News
  • United States vs Jamaica FAQs

USMNT made an underwhelming start to the campaign last month, but they can build on the comprehensive win over Honduras last time and win to nil in Austin, Texas.

  • United States have won 7 of their last 10 matches (all competitions).
  • United States have kept clean sheets in 5 of their last 7 matches (all competitions).
  • United States have won 5 of their last 6 matches against Jamaica (all competitions).
  • Jamaica have lost 4 of their last 5 matches (all competitions).
  • Jamaica have failed to score in 3 of their last 5 matches (all competitions).

Head to Head

United States have enjoyed facing Jamaica in recent years, winning five of the last six matches between the sides.

USA made it three wins in a row when winning 1-0 at the Concacaf Gold Cup quarter-finals in July thanks to Matthew Hoppe's 83rd minute winner. 

United States Form

Fresh off their Concacaf Gold Cup success, Gregg Berhalter’s side were slow out of the blocks in 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying last month.

A 0-0 draw away to El Salvador was followed by a 1-1 draw at home to Canada in the opening two games of the campaign.

Trailing by a goal away to Honduras at half-time, USMNT scored four times in the second half to claim victory and now sit in second place behind Mexico after three games.

United States Squad & Team News

Goalkeepers: Zack Steffen, Matt Turner, Sean Johnson
Defenders: DeAndre Yedlin, John Brooks, Walker Zimmerman, Antonee Robinson, Sergiño Dest, Miles Robinson, Shaq Moore, Mark McKenzie, George Bello, Chris Richards
Midfielders: Kellyn Acosta, Sebastian Lletget, Cristian Roldan, Weston McKennie, Tyler Adams, Gianluca Busio, Yunus Musah, Luca de la Torre
Forwards: Gyasi Zardes, Paul Arriola, Timothy Weah, Brenden Aaronson, Matthew Hoppe, Ricardo Pepi

USMNT welcome back veteran pair Paul Arriola and Gyasi Zardes after both missed the last round of qualifying.

Gianluca Busio, Matthew Hoppe and Shaq Moore also missed the opening qualifiers are are back in the US squad along with Yunus Musah and Tim Weah, who have both recovered from injuries.

Defender Tim Ream has withdrawn for family reasons and has been replaced by Walter Zimmerman. Christian Pulisic and Giovanni Reyna were already ruled out.

Jamaica Form

Jamaica's 1-0 defeat to the United States in the Gold Cup was part of a four-game losing run for the Reggae Boyz.

They brought the run of defeats to an end with a 1-1 draw at Costa Rica in their most recent qualifier with Shamar Nicholson getting a second-half equaliser.

Prior to that, Theodore Whitmore's side had started World Cup qualifying with back-to-back defeats to Mexico 2-1 and Panama 3-0.

Jamaica Squad & Team News

Goalkeepers: Andre Blake, Dillon Barnes, Jeadine White
Defenders: Damion Lowe, Adrian Mariappa, Liam Moore, Ethan Pinnock, Alvas Powell, Kemar Lawrence, Javain Brown, 
Midfielders: Daniel Johnson, Devon Williams, Je-Vaughn Watson, Bobby Decordova-Reid, Tyreek Magee, Kemar Roofe
Forwards: Junior Flemmings, Jamal Lowe, Michail Antonio, Shamar Nicholson, Javon East, Andre Gray

Ethan Pinnock, Daniel Johnson and Jamal Lowe have injury clouds hanging over them, while Leon Bailey and Cory Burke are ruled out.

Midfielder Anthony Grant is not part of the squad to face the United States, but will link up with Jamaica after the game.

Je-Vaughn Watson and Jeadine White have been handed recalls to the squad after impressing in the Jamaican Premier League.

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Jamaica could be without a number of key players and they may struggle against the United States, who are tipped to build on their second-half performance against Honduras last month.

Best Bet: United States To Win To Nil $2.00 at Ladbrokes Australia - 3 Units
Correct Score Tip: United States 2-0 Correct Score $6.00 at Neds - 1 Unit

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