England vs Panama Preview, Tips and Betting Predictions
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24th June 2018 – 08:00 ET
Group G – Nizhny Novgorod Stadium – TV: TSN
Panama play their second Group G game against England on June 24th and they have absolutely nothing to lose. Playing in their first tournament, very little is expected of them and they will be aiming to spring a surprise. They will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of their fellow CONCACAF competitors Costa Rica and qualify at the expense of the Three Lions. Realistically, Gareth Southgate’s side should be too strong for their opponents but they can’t afford to be complacent in this tie.
- England got off to a winning start and they will be fancied to follow it up with a second sucessive victory in Group G. This is likely to be their easiest fixture against the competition debutantes and there were plenty of positives to be taken from their 2-1 triumph against Tunisia. Pinnacle have priced them up at 1.20 to collect three points from this fixture and that is likely to be included in many World Cup 2018 parlays. England look lively in the final third and they should be able to trouble this ageing Panama side.
England vs Panama Preview
England needed just 11 minutes to net their first goal of World Cup 2018 but, despite a succession of opportunities, they were unable to double their lead until the 90th minute. They played some decent football against Tunisia but over-complicated it at times and their tempo dropped alarmingly in the second half. The introduction of Marcus Rashford and Ruben Loftus-Cheek gave them more impetus in the final third and both players have put themselves in contention for this game. The Three Lions will be hoping to make it back-to-back victories prior to facing Belgium on June 28th.
Panama put up a decent fight against the Red Devils. Roberto Martinez’s side struggled to find their rhythm in the first half and needed a rocket from Dries Mertens to break the deadlock. The CONCACAF side created a few half chances in the second half but rarely threatened. Thibaut Courtois was only called into action on one or two occasions. Panama need to offer more up front if they are to qualify for the round of 16.
England vs Panama Both Teams to Score Prediction
England’s defence was rarely troubled during qualifying and barring Kyle Walker’s moment of madness against Tunisia, they look fairly robust at the back. Panama couldn’t find a way past Belgium and they are unlikely to find the net in this fixture. Both Teams to Score? No is available at 1.37 with Sports Interaction and looks a likely outcome.
England netted twice against Tunisia and they looked threatening every time they came forward. They may give the opportunity to some of the younger players such as Marcus Rashford and Trent Alexander-Armstrong in this tie. Panama conceded three goals to Belgium but the Red Devils were hardly eye-catching going forward and struggled to create chances during the first half. England should be able to grab a few goals in this tie and Over 2.5 Goals is a decent price at 1.79 with Bodog.
Group G Standings
Belgium lead the way in Group G and have a superior goal difference to England. Gareth Southgate’s side will see this as the perfect chance to add a few goals to their tally. Panama sit rock-bottom of this group with Tunisia above them on goal difference.
- England had 17 shots against Tunisia
- England have not lost a match in any competition in just over 12 months
- Panama picked up five yellow cards in their opening World Cup match
- They had just 40% possession in their first Group G match against Belgium
- Striker Harry Kane has now scored 15 goals for England across all competitions. He is 1.60 with William Hill to score anytime in this match
World Cup Qualifiers
England enjoyed a trouble-free passage to Russia and were completely dominant in UEFA Group F. They remained unbeaten throughout and picked up an impressive 26 points from a possible 30. They scored 18 times and conceded just three. They were incredibly tough to breach and their recent friendly form suggests that very little has changed.
Harry Kane – 5 Goals – 28.00 with Sports Interaction to finish as top goalscorer at the 2018 World Cup
After 11 failed qualification bids, Panama finally secured their place at the World Cup and it prompted mass celebrations. They declared a bank holiday in Panama in order to toast their success. After progressing to the fifth round of the CONCACAF Qualifying, they finished third behind Mexico and Costa Rica, ousting the USA. They booked their place at the tournament courtesy of a 2-1 victory over Costa Rica.
Roman Torres – 2 Goals
Gabriel Torres – 2 Goals – 750.00 with 888Sport to finish as top goalscorer at the 2018 World Cup
Goalkeepers – Jordan Pickford, Jack Butland, Nick Pope.
Defenders – Gary Cahill, Kyle Walker, John Stones, Phil Jones, Harry Maguire, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Kieran Trippier, Ashley Young, Fabian Delph, Danny Rose.
Midfielders – Eric Dier, Dele Alli, Jordan Henderson, Jesse Lingard, Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
Forwards – Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Jamie Vardy, Raheem Sterling, Danny Welbeck.
Goalkeepers – Jose Calderon, Jaime Penedo, Alex Rodriguez.
Defenders – Roman Torres, Luis Ovalle, Harold Cummings, Erick Davis, Michael Murillo, Fidel Escobar, Felipe Baloy.
Midfielders – Jose Luis Rodriguez, Edgar Barencas, Armando Cooper, Anibal Godoy, Gabriel Gomez, Valentin Pimentel, Alberto Quintero.
Forwards – Gabriel Torres, Blas Perez, Ismael Diaz, Luis Tejada, Abdiel Arroyo.
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