Jamaica vs Venezuela prediction, odds & betting tips – 01/07/2024

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Under 2.5 total goals

Four of Venezuela's last six matches have produced under 2.5 goals

Not much rides on this game as Jamaica's failure to secure any point from their opening two fixtures means they cannot finish in the top two of Group B, while Venezuela's 100% start to the competition means that they have already booked their place in the knockout stage.

We're predicting a close game between these two nations as Jamaica will be desperate to bow out on a high note while Venezuela have the option of resting all of their key players, which will weaken their starting lineup.

Jamaica vs Venezuela prediction: Can Venezuela end the group stage with a 100% record?

Key Stats

  • Under 2.5 goals have been produced in three of Jamaica's last five outings.
  • The last meeting between these two countries ended in a 1-0 win for Venezuela.
  • Salomón Rondón scored his 42nd international goal in his 106th cap for Venezuela against Mexico.

Correct score prediction: Jamaica 0-1 Venezuela

Venezuela have kept clean sheets in two of their last three matches and in two of their last three games against Venezuela.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Jamaica to suffer another defeat?

  • HOME: 7/2 (4.50) – 22.2%
  • DRAW: 27/11 (3.45) – 28.9%
  • AWAY: 19/20 (1.95) – 51.3%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Venezuela are the expected winner of this game with a probability of 51.3%, and we agree with the bookmakers on this selection.

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Last five H2Hs: Venezuela lead

These two nations have clashed four times before with Venezuela picking up two wins, one draw and suffering one defeat against Jamaica.

Copa America 05/06/16

Jamaica

Jamaica

0
Venezuela

Venezuela

1

Jamaica preview: Not shown enough quality at either end

Things started badly for Jamaica against Ecuador as Kasey Palmer put through his own goal in the 13th minute to hand the South Americans an early lead.

Ecuador doubled their advantage in first-half stoppage-time via a penalty and although Michail Antonio pulled a goal back early in the second 45, Ecuador sealed their victory with a third goal in stoppage-time.

Predicted lineup: Waite (GK), Leigh, Lowe, Pinnock, Latibeaudiere, Bernard, Lembikisa, Palmer, Antonio, De Cordova-Reid & Nicholson

Copa America 01/07/24

L

Venezuela

Venezuela

3

Jamaica

Jamaica

0

Copa America 26/06/24

L

Ecuador

Ecuador

3

Jamaica

Jamaica

1

Copa America 23/06/24

L

Mexico

Mexico

1

Jamaica

Jamaica

0

North & Central America - World Cup Qualifying 09/06/24

W

Dominica

Dominica

2

Jamaica

Jamaica

3

North & Central America - World Cup Qualifying 06/06/24

W

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic

0

Jamaica

Jamaica

1

Venezuela preview: Success based on a solid defence

Venezuela upset the odds for the second game on the run to secure their place in the knockout stage.

A 57th-minute penalty from veteran forward Salomón Rondón, who plays his football in Mexico, proved enough for Venezuela to claim a narrow 1-0 victory against Jaime Lozano's side.

Predicted lineup: Romo (GK), Osorio, Ferraresi, Navarro, Aramburu, Bello, Soteldo, Herrera, Martínez, Rondón & Savarino 

Copa America 06/07/24

L

Canada

Canada

1 (4)

Venezuela

Venezuela

1 (3)

Copa America 01/07/24

W

Jamaica

Jamaica

0

Venezuela

Venezuela

3

Copa America 27/06/24

W

Mexico

Mexico

0

Venezuela

Venezuela

1

Copa America 22/06/24

W

Ecuador

Ecuador

1

Venezuela

Venezuela

2

International Match 24/03/24

D

Guatemala

Guatemala

0

Venezuela

Venezuela

0

Player to watch – Salomón Rondón

Venezuela's all-time top goalscorer is now 34 years old but that hasn't stopped him from continuing to impact at the highest level for his country.

Salomón Rondón player to watch
Venezuela forward José Salomón Rondón takes a shot against Mexico – Photo by Icon Sport

Salomón Rondón, who now plays his club football for Mexican side Pachuca, opened his account for the 2024 Copa America against Mexico with a 57th-minute penalty that won the game and clinched qualification for the knockout stage.

Venezuela's veteran forward is still effective

Rondon spent time in the Premier League with West Brom, Newcastle and Everton so is the most familiar name in this Venezuela team and we're expecting the veteran forward to play some part against Jamaica and have an impact, even if that means coming off the bench to score the winning goal.


A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time betting tips writer for a few years. Following that, James joined Football Whispers in December 2020 and has been a permanent fixture ever-since, currently covering the Premier League amongst other things