Will West Ham’s star Michail Antonio help Jamaica qualify for the World Cup or will it be a disappointment for the home side? Let’s find out together!
Jamaica vs Costa Rica: Top Predictions and Betting Lines
An interesting clash for sure, but one that we analyzed well enough to support you with the best bets and odds. For more expert World Cup Qualifier picks, please visit our dedicated page.
The mentioned odds were such when the article was being written. Our recommended bookmaker for the game is BetMGM.
Match Result – Draw
In the last 10 games between the two clubs, we had Costa Rica winning 4 and 6 games resulting in a draw. Jamaica is currently ranked 6th in the qualifiers and still has chances to secure a late ticket to Qatar. Costa Rica is 5th and very close to the top positions in the points department. Jamaica’s last game was lost against Mexico with a narrow 2:1 result while Costa Rica won against Panama.
Both Teams to Score – No
Despite the good attacking force in both camps, we believe this game could result in one of the teams not scoring a goal. Such was the case in 6 of the last 10 games they played. Seven of those games resulted in only 1 or 2 goals so chances are we will not see a very thrilling game. Jamaica didn’t score in the last game as well.
Information regarding the lineups for the Jamaica vs Costa Rica game
There are very few issues for the coaches to handle in this game.
Damion Lowe will miss the game due to a red card suspension against Mexico. If anyone is going to give Jamaica a chance for Qatar it is going to be West Ham’s forward Michail Antonio who is having a terrific season.
Costa Rica’s lineup
No major suspension or injury issue. We believe PSG’s star goalkeeper – Keylor Navas, will not allow any goals in this game. Furthermore, Kendal Watson has been a rock at the heart of the defense against Panama and he has the physique and class to neutralize Michail Antonio.
With the history between them, we can’t make any case for Jamaica. The team can’t count only on Michail Antonio to perform and as good a forward as he is we don’t believe he will be able to secure a ticket to Qatar. Costa Rica is objectively the better side and history confirms it. The result will probably be another 0-0 or 1-1 draw.
FAQ on Jamaica vs Costa Rica:
- When will the game start? – 01:00 on Thursday (the 3rd of February)
- Where will the game be played? – Independence Park
- What is the most often result? – 1:1