Mexico will kick off their Group B campaign at the Copa America this summer on June 22 when they take on Jamaica in Houston. Both nations will have aspirations of reaching the next round, but a victory in this opening match could be huge for their chances of progression.

Before Betting On Mexico vs Jamaica

Mexico have been one of the most consistent non-South American nations at the Copa America throughout recent history. They have twice reached the final, coming in short in both the 1993 and 2001 editions. Meanwhile, Mexico has reached the semi-final stage on three further occasions. However, they will be making their return to the competition this summer for the first time since reaching the last eight in 2016.

Mexico assured their place in the tournament after reaching the final of the Nations League. However, their defeat against the USA in Arlington was one of three that they have already suffered this calendar year. They will need to improve defensively before this opener after conceding seven goals across their last two.

Jamaica could be primed to out perform their odds at the Copa America this summer after improving gradually over the last couple of years. The nation has competed at the Copa America on two previous occasions, but they fell in the group stage in both 2015 and 2016 without winning a match.

But, huge confidence would be taken from their performances on the field across the last 12 months, which included a run to the semi-final stage at the Gold Cup, as well as claiming third in the Nations League earlier this year. Jamaica have won each of their last three international matches, and their only defeat in their last seven was suffered against the USA in the Nations League semi-final in March.

Mexico vs Jamaica Offshore Odds & Pick

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Despite making strides in the right direction, Jamaica’s record against Mexico is hard to overlook. Mexico have won 22 of the 32 previous encounters between these sides. Therefore, we expect them to claim an opening night victory in the Copa America this summer.