This year its a special edition celebrating the 100 years of the Copa America including teams from both South America (10) and North America (6) and being played on North American shores for the first time.
Jamaica/Draw to beat Venezuela @ 2.10 (888Sport) – 2 points
Jamaica come into this game against Venezuela with some good form behind them, especially after they beat one of the tournament favourites Chile in their only friendly game before this tournament. Their attacking strength of Donaldson and Barnes will look to create a tough time for opposition especially on the counter attack. However, the real strength of Jamaica is their defence in Wes Morgan and Adrian Mariappa; who come with a lot of Premier League experience behind them. They will hope to frustrate the opposition and not let them score, while still playing the conventional 4-4-2 formation.
Venezuela have struggled coming into his competition, not winning a single game in their last 6 games, with just 1 win in their last 15 games seeing them sit rock bottom in the South American Qualification campaign. They have struggled against poor sides like Guatemala, Galicia, Costa Rica, Panama to name a few in recent few months. They have players playing all around the world, but the large focus will be on strikers Solomon Rondon, Josef Martinez while calling on Captain Tomas Rincon and Luis Seixas from the midfield to help on attacking. They have conceded in 13 out of the last 15 games, and that could be their achilles heel coming into this contest.
This is most probably the bottom of the basement clash with Mexico and Uruguay in this group, but I will rely a lot on the Jamaican defence and playing closer to home to expect them to get a draw or probably win this game, so I back Jamaica on the Double Chance market.
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