England v Panama Betting Preview, Odds & Tips | 24th June
Sam Langston (@Samlan98) previews England v Panama and provides us with his best bets for Sunday’s Group G clash by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.
England v Panama Betting Preview, Odds & Tips
- Date: 24/06/2018
- Time: 13:00
- Venue: Nizhny Novgorod Stadium
- Channel: BBC One
Harry Kane’s winner proved to be the catalyst for carnage on Monday, in every home, pub, and fan zone around the country.
The last gasp goal culminated in a well-deserved victory for England, who showed an impressive attacking proficiency in the two-one Tunisia triumph.
The Three Lions attempted a combined fourteen shots in the six-yard box and penalty area in Volgograd, surpassing the same count of each nation in the opening round of fixtures.
Southgate’s vibrant talent face an ageing Panama in their second group game and will hope to replicate this feat against the limited Central American outfit.
Despite remaining rigid in the first half against Belgium, Los Canaleros’ lack of quality ultimately told after the interval. The Red Devils’ electric pace caused major problems for Panama’s rear-guard, who tired in the second half and are expected to fall short again here.
Hernán Darío Gómez’s side have a dreadful record on away soil, having won just four from their last twenty-one, and a monumental effort would be required if they are to gain anything from this one.
Gareth Southgate is contemplating starting Marcus Rashford ahead of Raheem Sterling. Dele Alli picked up a thigh strain in the Tunisia victory and is expected to be replaced in midfield by Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
Panama are set to be unchanged from the three-nil Belgium defeat.
Potential England Starting XI: Pickford, Maguire, Stones, Walker, Young, Trippier, Henderson, Lingard, Loftus-Cheek, Rashford, Kane.
Potential Panama Starting XI: Penedo, Davis, Escobar, Torres, Murillo, Gómez, Rodríguez, Godoy, Cooper, Bárcenas, Pérez.
Head To Head
- This is the first meeting between the sides.
Key Stats & Facts
- In the last twelve months, Panama have lost all five of their fixtures on away soil versus nations who have qualified for this year’s World Cup.
- England – 1/4
- Draw – 31/5
- Panama – 37/2
England have won seven of their last nine versus nations ranked 50th or below, winning by a two-goal margin or more in five of these fixtures. If the Three Lions can replicate their first half Tunisia display, the -1.5 Asian Handicap should be covered with relative ease in Nizhny Novgorod.