England vs Panama Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
In the first game of the day, England and Panama will face off at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium. After the win over Tunisia England will try and boost their morale in the upcoming clash with Panama.
England is placed second in Group G with three points from their win over Tunisia in the first round. They won by the score of 2-1 and were on the verge of a big disappointment up until the final minutes of the game. The Tunisians managed to hold the 1-1 draw until the stoppage time when Harry Kane managed to net in the winning goal. Despite Tunisians poor defensive line, the match favorites failed to secure a win with a bigger margin. They had seventeen shots on goal of which seven were on target. Raheem Sterling failed to deliver on his part having missed a few great chances. It is likely that due to his weak first game Marcus Rashford will be given a chance to prove himself in the upcoming clash. The match with Panama is a fantastic chance for Southgate’s troops to fix the impression and raise the spirits with a sweeping victory.
Panama is placed last in their group and has zero points after the first-round match against Belgium. They lost by the score of 3-0. Belgium demonstrated just how good they are and what is to be expected from them in the remaining clashes. Their squad is filled with young and talented players and they did what was expected of them against Panama. The game started slow and in the first half, we have not seen any changes on the scoreboard. In the second, things started to heat up and as a result, we witnessed three goals. Mertens opened the goal-scoring sheet just two minutes into the second half and in the mid-portion of it, Lukaku added two goals of his own, thus setting the final result. This is their first World Cup, ever. They are the only debutants in this edition of the tournament having shockingly secured their tickets for Russia on the expense of United States who only came fifth at the end of the final round in the CONCACAF qualifying zone.
Things are going as planned for the favorites in Group G, as both Belgium and England secured wins in their opening fixtures. Another pair of successes would send them to the knockout round even before their encounter in the third round. Things are not looking great for Panama and after this game, they are likely to be eliminated from the competition unless they pull a miracle against one of the biggest football nations, something that is very unlikely to happen. The two teams have never played a match against each other. England is on an eleven-game unbeaten streak with eight wins and three draws, while Panama has five losses, two draws, and a single win from their recent matches. The European football powerhouse is a big favorite and anything else that a loss would be a big surprise.
England vs Panama Stats
Stats are based on the last 10 games (including friendly matches without World Cup 2018 matches)
|SHOTS ON TARGET||52||38|
|SHOTS OFF TARGET||45||29|
|OVER 1.5 GOALS||5||6|
|OVER 2.5 GOALS||3||5|
|OVER 3.5 GOALS||1||3|
|UNDER 1.5 GOALS||5||4|
|UNDER 2.5 GOALS||7||5|
|BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE||3||3|
England have almost all players available for the match against Panama. Dele Alli is not fully fit and he is doubtful for the match. All other players are fully fit and highly motivated to hammer Panama on Sunday.
On the other side Panama don’t have missing players and fresh injuries for the match against England. All players are ready to play and they will play aggressive from the first minute.
Possible starting lineups
England: Pickford; Walker, Stone, Maguire; Henderson; Trippier, Lingard, Loftus-Cheek, Young; Rashford, Kane
Panama: Penedo; Murillo, Torres, Escobar, Davis; Gomez; Barcenas, Godoy, Cooper, Rodriguez; Perez
England vs Panama Prediction
We can start our betting day on Sunday with a one of true ticket booster games. England take on World Cup newcomers Panama and the Three Lions are highly motivated to pick another three points on this tournament. England scored a stoppage-time winner to defeat Tunisia 2-1 and now will try to score an early goal and finish this game without conceding. Three points for Gareth Southgate's side would secure its spot in the knockouts and they will do their best on Sunday. On the other side Panama lost their opening game to Belgium 3-0 and will try to do something against England. Panama suffered the biggest defeat in a World Cup debut match and will play much strong in defense line. But, this game is their last chance to reach Round of 16 and will try to score after fast counterattacks. Panama’s only win in their last eight matches was a 1-0 win away to Trinidad & Tobago and have failed to score in five of their last six matches. So, they must be underdogs on the match with highly motivated England.
Our prediction and betting tips for the match England vs Panama Prediction: England to win. We expect from the Three Lions to score in both halves and will hammer Panama. They will play strong and aggressive in defending and will keep a clean sheet. Our second betting pick for the match is England to win to nil. Maybe correct score will be 3-0.
England vs Panama Goal-Scorer Prediction
Harry Kane has scored both of England’s goals so far at World Cup 2018 and will be a key player on this match against Panama. He has scored in each of his last four appearances for England. We expect from him to score in both halves on this match. So, our risky bet goes on Kane to score at least two goals. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our prediction and betting tips.