Jamaica face Curacao in their final group-stage fixture at the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup on Tuesday.
El Salvador sit level on four points with the Reggae Boyz in Group C entering Matchday 3, and they take on eliminated Honduras while hoping to round off an unbeaten pool campaign.
Jamaica will qualify for the quarter-finals as long as they avoid defeat against Curacao, who beat Honduras 1-0 on Friday to collect their first win in the tournament. Curacao can still qualify for the knockout stages, but they must not lose and will need some help from Honduras.
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La Bicolor can no longer advance to the next round of the competition, but a win of two goals or more over El Salvador in their farewell fixture could still prevent their opponents from qualifying.
Tuesday Schedule, Predictions, TV Info
Jamaica 3-1 Curacao, 8 p.m. ET/1 a.m. BST (Wed. June 26), FS1 (U.S.), FreeSports (UK)
Honduras 1-1 El Salvador, 10 p.m. ET/3 a.m. BST (Wed. June 26), FS1 (U.S.), FreeSports (UK)
Jamaica (8-13), Draw (1-3), Curacao (11-2)
Honduras (21-10), Draw (11-5), El Salvador (6-4)
Jamaica have again shown promise in the Gold Cup after finishing as runners-up in the past two tournaments, with forward Leon Bailey impressing in his first couple of appearances.
After debating his international allegiance, Bailey committed to Jamaica in May and had an almost instant effect, assisting Dever Orgill for a goal in their opening 3-2 win over Honduras, via Fox Soccer (U.S. only):
The Bayer Leverkusen speedster posted a message of unity following that debut victory:
Leon Bailey ✞ @leonbailey
Dreams come true. First win on my debut. It felt special and an honour to finally represent My Jamaica now on to the next challenge to improve as a team with each game. Together we stand for country for family for our fans for the children who look up to us for our nation.🖤💚💛 https://t.co/0yLKUgfZkb
Jamaica couldn't find the target in their 0-0 stalemate against El Salvador on Friday. They're level with El Salvador on points and goal difference ahead of Matchday 3, meaning it's also in their best interest to try to build a healthy goal margin.
Curacao made their Gold Cup debut in their current form in 2017—they played as Netherlands Antilles from 1946 to 2011—and were knocked out of the group stage without scoring a goal.
Cardiff City midfielder Leandro Bacuna ended that goal drought with the only strike in their win over Honduras, but coach Remko Bicentini will hope their account doesn't end there:
El Salvador are still yet to concede a goal at this year's competition but have also scored only one themselves. Honduras have leaked four in two matches but managed to score twice against Jamaica, something no other team has achieved.
Manager Carlos de los Cobos has led El Salvador through a run including just three defeats in their past 14 matches, two of which came against Brazil and Japan.
The winner of Group C will face the runner-up in Group D—either the United States or Panama—and vice-versa in the next round.