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Ecuador vs Jamaica – Match Preview

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Ecuador and Jamaica are set to clash in a crucial Copa America Grp. B match at the Allegiant Stadium on Tuesday, June 26th. The game starts at 22:00 GMT. Both teams aim to earn their first points of the tournament. Ecuador, after a close defeat, is in third place. Jamaica, also looking to recover from an initial loss, is in fourth. A win for either team could greatly aid their progression in the competition. Bookmakers see Ecuador as the favorites.

Ecuador – Form

Ecuador’s performance at home has been inconsistent. Their last game, a Copa America match against Venezuela on June 22, 2024, ended in a 1:2 defeat. This was unexpected as they were slightly favored. Jeremy Sarmiento’s goal was not enough to prevent a Venezuelan comeback. Before this, they achieved a 2:1 win over Honduras and a 3:1 victory against Bolivia in friendlies. Despite the upset against Venezuela, Ecuador has shown they can use their home advantage effectively.

Jamaica – Form

Jamaica’s recent performances have shown both resilience and challenges. They faced a 1-0 defeat to Mexico in the Copa America on June 23, 2024, which matched bookmakers’ expectations. Before this, they claimed a 3-2 win over Dominica and a 1-0 victory against the Dominican Republic. These matches highlighted their ability to secure wins in close games. Despite the loss to Mexico, their outcomes have been consistent with predictions.

Ecuador – Jamaica – Head to Head

The last game between Ecuador and Jamaica was on September 8, 2018. Ecuador won 2:0 in an international friendly. In their past 10 matches, Ecuador has won twice, Jamaica has not won, and they have drawn once. In the last 5 encounters, both teams scored in one match. This shows a pattern of strong defenses or one-sided games. Ecuador has been the home team in these meetings. They aim to leverage this advantage again, even though the match is at the neutral Allegiant Stadium.

Ecuador – Jamaica – Standings

As Round 2 of the Copa America Grp. B approaches, Ecuador and Jamaica are seeking their first tournament points. Ecuador is third, having scored once and conceded twice. Jamaica is in fourth, without a goal but having conceded once. Both teams have the same points but differ in goal difference. This match is pivotal for their hopes to improve their standings. It offers a chance to shift their fortunes and start their campaigns positively.

Ecuador vs Jamaica – Top scorers

Ecuador’s attack has seen contributions from across the team. Felix Torres and Piero Hincapie have scored 2 and 1 goals, respectively. The midfield trio of Jeremy Sarmiento, John Yeboah, and Angel Mena have netted 5 goals in total, with Sarmiento and Yeboah each scoring twice. Jamaica’s Shamar Nicholson has been outstanding, scoring 6 goals in the Copa America. Bobby Reid, Dexter Lembikisa, Gregory Leigh, and Kaheim Dixon have each added a goal. Their efforts promise an exciting match.

Ecuador vs Jamaica – Full-Time Betting

Ecuador is favored to win, with odds at 1.53. This reflects their strong home form and history against Jamaica. The odds for a draw are 3.90, appealing to some bettors. Jamaica’s odds for a win are 7.00, indicating a potential for surprise. The “halftime-fulltime” bet for Ecuador leading at both intervals is at 2.10. For a safer bet, “draw-no-bet” for Ecuador is at 1.167. The “double-chance” bet for a Jamaica win or draw is at 1.25, considering their away form.

Ecuador vs Jamaica – Over/Under Betting

The Over/Under market suggests a close match. The last three meetings averaged 3.00 goals. Ecuador’s recent game saw them score once and concede twice. Jamaica has conceded one goal. The “Over 2.5” odds are 2.10, for those expecting Ecuador to score. The “Under 2.5” odds are 1.727, for a more defensive game. Both teams aim to solidify their Group B positions, which could influence the goal count.

Ecuador vs Jamaica – BTTS Betting

The BTTS odds are 2.20 for ‘Yes’ and 1.615 for ‘No’. Only one of their last three matches saw goals from both teams. Ecuador’s home games suggest few goals from both sides. Jamaica’s scoring form is less clear. Given Ecuador’s defense and Jamaica’s scoring uncertainty, ‘BTTS: No’ at 1.615 is likely for this fixture.

Ecuador vs Jamaica – Prediction