Jamaica vs Venezuela Preview Prediction Betting Odds Probable Line Ups Copa America 2016 :- South American Footballl Championship ‘Copa America Centenario’ begun earlier this week on 3 June 2016 and already about 4 matches have happened between Group A & B sides now its time for the Group C teams to play their matches against each other tonight as Jamaica will face Venezuela in the match no. 5 today.
In a battle of what look to be the two bottom-feeders of Group C, Jamaica and Venezuela will meet on Sunday afternoon at Soldier Field in Chicago.
The two teams come in to Copa America Centenario as underdogs to reach the knockout stage as they were drawn into a group with Mexico, a de facto home team, and Uruguay, one of the best teams in the world over the last decade. The Reggae Boyz will be looking to build off their historic run to the final in last year’s Gold Cup, while Venezuela will be looking to reach the quarterfinals of the tournament for only the third time ever.
Jamaica came into last year’s Gold Cup after a Copa America appearance that saw them unable to score a goal in three games. This did not make them one of the favorites in CONCACAF’s biennial tournament. But they proved those doubters wrong by winning a group that included World Cup quarterfinalists Costa Rica and then upsetting the US national team in the semifinals.
They ended up falling in the final to Mexico, but there was no doubt that they were the team of the tournament. Could they do it again this summer?
Venezuela have had very little success over the course of their national team history. They have failed to ever reach a World Cup and have been the quarterfinals of Copa America twice, with the most recent time coming in 2011 when they made it all the way to the semifinals. Times have been especially tough recently as they have won just once in their last 15 tries and enter Copa America with just a 16 percent chance of reaching the knockout stages according to ESPN’s Soccer Power Index.
But their roster is not completely devoid of talent. They do have West Bromwich Albion striker Jose Salomon Rondon, who scored nine goals in the Premier League last season, and Juanmi, a Malaga midfielder who just happens to be the brother of Bernardo Añor, who is currently on loan from Sporting Kansas City. Behind these two, Venezuela will be looking to get off to a great start against the other underdog in the group; if they don’t, they may not get a point in the tournament.
Winner Prediction – Venezuela will win today against Jamaica
Jamaica Squad / Team : Andre Blake, Duwayne Kerr, Ryan Thompson, Rosario Harriott, Michael Hector, Kemar Lawrence, Adrian Mariappa, Wes Morgan, Damano Solomon, Jermaine Taylor, Rodolph Austin, Michael Binns, Chevonne Marsh, Joel McAnuff, Garath McCleary, Andrew Vanzie, Je-Vaughn Watson, Lee Williamson, Giles Barnes, Simon Dawkins, Clayton Donaldson, Dever Orgill and Allan Ottey.
Venezuela Squad / Team : José Contreras, Wuilker Faríñez, Dani Hernández, Wilker Ángel, Rolf Feltscher, Alexander González, Roberto Rosales, Jose Manuel Velazquez, Mikel Villanueva, Oswaldo Vizcarrondo, Juan Pablo Añor, Arquímedes Figuera, Alejandro Guerra, Yangel Herrera, Rómulo Otero, Adalberto Peñaranda, Tomás Rincón, Luis Manuel Seijas, Carlos Suárez, Yonathan Del Valle, Josef Martínez, Salomón Rondón and Christian Santos.
The live action of Match 5 of the Copa America Cup 2016 between Jamaica vs Venezuela will kick off at 5:00 PM ET, Sunday, June 5th 2016. For live action in India the match will kick off at 2:30 AM IST, Monday. Set those reminders folks, this will be one tough battle to watch.
Game Venue / Stadium : Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois.
Stadium Capacity Approx : 61,500.
In India you can watch the live coverage of Copa America 2016 Match no. 5 between Jamaica vs Venezuela on Sony ESPN on 6 June 2016 at around 2:30 AM IST.
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