Uruguay v Jamaica predictions and betting tips for the Copa America 2015 on Saturday 13th June with free football betting tips.
In the absence of suspended Barcelona striker Luis Suarez and the omission of the recently retired Diego Forlan, Copa América holders Uruguay will go into the match with new-boys Jamaica short of attacking options.
Monaco striker Edinson Cavani looks likely to spearhead the attack for Oscar Tabarez’s men as they look to get off to a winning start in defence of their 2011 Copa América Crown.
Jamaica will be playing their first match in the competition since accepting an invite from the South American Football Federation. With a mixed bag of results in Cup tournaments as well as being Copa America virgins, some bookmakers are offering odds of 500/1 for ‘The Reggae Boyz’ to lift the trophy in their debut tournament.
Uruguay are being offered at a tempting 16/1 to lift the trophy, mainly due to the exclusion of their record goalscorer and inspirational talisman Luis Suarez. However the tournament favourites are Argentina, and with Lionel Messi is extraordinary form, you would be a fool to write them off.
The Caribbean nation do have history against Uruguay, winning their last meeting 2-0 in Kingston. That being said, this was back in 2004, and since then Uruguay have reached the Semi-Final of the 2010 World Cup and also gone on to lift the Copa América trophy the following year.
The Reggae Boyz may well have won their last five fixtures against International minnows such as Cuba and Haiti, but when it comes to facing bigger nations, they don’t fare so well. They lost to Canada 3-1 in September, and before this they were demolished 8-0 by France in June 2014.
Oscar Tabarez’s team come into the match on a three game winning streak, defeating Chile and Morocco by a single goal margin, and thumping Guatemala by 5 goals to 1 on Saturday.
To gauge the relative stature of Jamaica’s football team, the last time they faced Guatemala in a 2014 World Cup Qualifier, they ended up losing 2-1. I feel that there is a significant gulf in class between Uruguay and Jamaica and as such, Uruguay should record a comfortable win by at least a few goals for my football betting tips on this Copa America match.
Our first Uruguay v Jamaica betting tip is an Asian Handicap tip of Uruguay -1.75 at Evens with Bet365. If Uruguay win by two goals or more you will double your money. If they win by exactly two goals, you will get a 50% return on your money.
Next up we’re backing Edinson Cavani to take the opportunity handed to him by the suspension and Suarez and bag the first goal against Jamaica.
Our next Uruguay v Paraguay prediction is for Edison Cavani to score first, the best odds are 10/3 with Bet365.
I feel that the margin of victory will be a solid one, and as such I am going to plump for a 3-0 Uruguay victory for my correct score prediction.
The third Uruguay v Jamaica betting tip is for a correct score of 3-0 to Uruguay, the best odds are 15/2 with Paddy Power.
Uruguay to win (-1.75 handicap) – get the best odds of Evens at Bet365.
Cavani to score first – get the best odds 10/3 at Bet365.
Uruguay to win 3-0 – get the best odds 15/2 at Paddy Power.
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