Jamaica vs Venezuela

Jamaica vs Venezuela Preview, Prediction, Line-ups and Team News | Copa America 2024


  • Tournament: Copa America 2024
  • Date: Monday, 1st July 
  • Kick-off time: 12:00 AM GMT
  • Venue: Q2 Stadium

In search of their first victory in Copa America 2024, Jamaica will take on high-flying Venezuela in a Group B game on Sunday night. Venezuela have been one of the surprising finds of the tournament so far, topping the table with two consecutive victories. They now aim to conclude the group stage with a perfect win record when they face off against Jamaica, who have been officially eliminated from the South American Championship following their 1-3 defeat against Ecuador earlier this week.

The Reggae Boyz got off to a dreadful start to the Copa America campaign after going down 0-1 to Mexico in the opening game, followed by a 1-3 thumping at the hands of La Tri. In the history of the Copa America, Jamaica had never scored before until they found the back of the net against Ecuador in their last game. Having started his coaching journey in Jamaica, Heimir Hallgrimsson entered this tournament off the back of three consecutive victories. However, they are now on the brink of their third defeat on the trot. Since 2020, they have never managed to beat a nation outside CONCACAF, and now they have been presented with an opportunity to change that situation. 

It will be the third knockout appearance for Venezuela in the last four editions of Copa America. They have put up a solid performance so far in this tournament, and are sitting at the top of the table with two wins. Coach Fernando Batista is looking at a unique record that no Venezuelan manager has ever achieved. If La Vinotinto manage to beat Jamaica in their next game, then Batista will be the first manager for them to end the group stage with a 100% winning record. Two teams will take to the field with different missions on Monday. One will fight for honor, and the other will fight for maintaining their winning momentum. Having said that, let’s turn our focus to the team news of this contest. 

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Jamaica vs Venezuela Team News

Jamaica National Football Team News

Jamaican players celebrate a goal
Jamaican players celebrate a goal (Credit: Getty)

Damion Lowe replaced the first-choice forward Demarai Gray in the second match. This was the only change Hallgrimsson made from match one to two. Midfielder Kasey Palmer was in great form against Ecuador in the previous game, and almost scored his first goal in national jersey, only to be denied by the official call of the referee who pronounced it as an own goal. Michail Antonio became the first Jamaican to score a goal in Copa America when he slotted home in his nation’s defeat against La Tri.

Venezuela National Football Team News

Venezuela Copa America 2024
Venezuela celebrates a goal at Copa America 2024 (Credit: Twitter)

Venezuela gave chances to three new players in their last game with Jefferson Savarino, Jon Aramburu, and Eduard Bello being included in the playing XI for the first time. Salomon Rondon will once again be the main target in the final third as he is the record goal scorer of his country. The match winner against Mexico, goalkeeper Rafael Romo, who made a close-range save, will be the mainstay between the sticks.

Predicted Line-ups

Jamaica Predicted Lineup: Waite; Latibeaudiere, Hector, Harding; Lowe, Lembikisa, Marshall, Palmer; Gray, Nicholson, Dixon

Venezuela Predicted Lineup: Romo; Osorio, Amaburu, Ferraresi, Navarro; Makoun, Martinez; Savarino, Lacava, Soteldo; Rondon

Jamaica vs Venezuela Head-to-head Stats

These two soccer-playing nations have locked horns for times so far. Surprisingly, the two teams are evenly poised in this regard, with both of them winning on two occasions each. In the last fixture, Venezuela emerged victorious with a narrow margin. 

Last four H2H Results:

Venezuela 1-0 Jamaica (2016, Copa America)

Jamaica 2-1 Venezuela (2015, International Friendly)

Jamaica 0-2 Venezuela (2011, International Friendly)

Jamaica 2-1 Venezuela (2004, International Friendly)

Key Players in Jamaica vs Venezuela

Shamar Nicholson (Jamaica)

Shamar Nicholson
Shamar Nicholson (Credit: Getty)

The 27-year-old midfielder is one of the prominent figures in Jamaican soccer history. With 19 goals in 51 games, he is one of the top scorers for his nation. Nicholson went through an underperforming season last year. He now will aim to give his best against La Tri to save his nation from facing another embarrassment at Copa America.

Salomon Rondon (Venezuela)

Salomon Rondon
Salomon Rondon (Credit: Getty)

The record goal scorer in the history of Venezuela, Salomon Rondon converted a second-half penalty against Mexico in the previous match. In Copa America 2024, he has already managed one goal and one assist in two appearances. 

Jamaica vs Venezuela Prediction

Jamaica have never beaten Venezuela at Copa America so far. Their last meeting in the South American Championship dates back to 2016 when La Vinotinto clinched a 1-0 victory. Given their current performance, Venezuela are favorites to prevail over an underconfident Jamaican side. However, given the unpredictable nature of soccer, the possibility of a draw also can not be ruled out. This match can witness a lot of changes in the starting line-ups of both teams.

Predicted Score: Jamaica 1-3 Venezuela

Where to Watch Jamaica vs Venezuela Live?

Q. Where to watch Jamaica vs Venezuela live in India?

FanCode will provide the live streaming of the Jamaica vs Venezuela match in India.

Q. Where to watch Jamaica vs Venezuela live in the USA?

TUDN and FOX Sports will provide the live streaming and telecast of the Jamaica vs Venezuela game in the USA.

Q. Where to watch Jamaica vs Venezuela live in the UK?

Premier Sports will telecast the Jamaica vs Venezuela game live in the UK.

Q. Where to watch Jamaica vs Venezuela live in Jamaica?

The Jamaica vs Venezuela match will be telecasted on CVM in Jamaica.

Q. Where to watch Jamaica vs Venezuela live in Venezuela?

Televen will provide the live telecast and streaming of this match in Venezuela.

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