Jamaica lock horns with Canada in the quarter-finals of the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup on Friday but will it be the Canucks or the Reggae Boyz in the last four?
We’ve now reached the knockout stages of this year’s CONCACAF Gold Cup with eight sides left to battle it out for the trophy. Jamaica made it through to the final of the last tournament in 2015 and they will be aiming to go one better and win outright following an excellent group campaign in which they finished second with no defeats to their name.
The Reggae Boyz salvaged a draw against El Salvador thanks to Darren Mattocks’ equaliser after the side had gone 1-0 down and this was the second goal of the competition for Mattocks making him an attractive proposition on the anytime goalscorer market in Friday’s clash.
Jamaica have lost on just one occasion in normal time in their last five outings and as such they will be brimming with confidence ahead of this match. Canada are through to the last eight for the first time in four attempts following a decent group campaign in which they finished runners-up behind winners Costa Rica.
Both Canada and Jamaica head into this game on the back of two successive draws and as such we can expect a pretty closely-fought encounter this week. All-but-one of the past four meetings between the sides have ended with a 1-0 scoreline and we envisage a low-scoring affair in which a single-goal will produce a winner.