Jamaica VS Suriname LIVE Football Match Score July 13/7/2021
Jamaica has become a consistent contender for the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup title of late, reaching the semifinals in each of the last three tournaments. The squad has yet to capture the crown, however, losing in the final in 2015 and 2017 before falling to the United States in the semis two years ago. Jamaica begins its quest for that elusive championship Monday as it takes on Suriname in the group-stage opener of the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup for both teams. The Jamaicans are coming off a 1-1 draw against Serbia in a friendly on June 7, while Suriname suffered a 4-0 loss against Canada the following day in a 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier.
Kickoff from Exploria Stadium in Orlando, Fla. is set for 6:30 p.m. ET. Jamaica is listed as the -286 favorite (risk ($286 to win $100) on the money line in the latest Jamaica vs. Suriname odds at William Hill Sportsbook, while Suriname is the +750 underdog. The over-under for total goals scored is 2.5. Before making any Suriname vs. Jamaica picks or Gold Cup 2021 predictions, you have to see what renowned soccer insider Martin Green has to say.
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Heading into this tournament, the Jamaicans will hope that they can finally break through and triumph having come so close lately, with three straight semi-final appearances at the Gold Cup, losing twice in the final in 2015 and 2017.
Manager Theodore Whitmore has moulded this team into one of the strongest in the region, who have risen to prominence in CONCACAF since his arrival.
Whitmore knows a thing or two about performing on the international stage, having featured for Jamaica at the 1998 FIFA World Cup, scoring twice in their lone victory of that competition, 2-1 over Japan, in what is to date their only appearance at the finals.
Before they turn their attention to the Hexagonal phase of World Cup qualifying, they will be hungry to finally capture this trophy which has narrowly eluded them numerous times.
This team failed to qualify for this competition in 2013, but they have made up for lost time since then, going unbeaten in their last nine group stage matches at the Gold Cup and winning their first knockout match each time.
The core of this team play their club football in Major League Soccer, many in starring roles, which shows how far this country have come in developing talent, many of whom are thriving at club level and can maintain that form on the international stage.
As one of the up and coming teams in the region, Suriname will be keen to make a splash in their inaugural appearance at the Gold Cup.