Matt Pitt | Sat 23/06/2018 - 06:17 EDT

England vs Panama Odds

England vs Panama Odds
The Three Lions looked impressive in the early stages of their 2-1 victory over Tunisia and could easily have been three or four goals to the good by half time. England faltered somewhat in the second half, mostly because Tunisia were happy to put 10 players behind the ball and defend deep.

England vs Panama World Cup Odds

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Learn the best betting odds and discover who we think will win the 2018 FIFA World Cup Group G England vs Panama game. England can seal their path to the knockout stages of the 2018 FIFA World Cup when they take on Panama at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium on Sunday 24th June at 15:00 local time. 

England vs Panama Prediction

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The Three Lions looked impressive in the early stages of their 2-1 victory over Tunisia and could easily have been three or four goals to the good by half time. England faltered somewhat in the second half, mostly because Tunisia were happy to put 10 players behind the ball and defend deep.

Panama held out until two minutes after half time in their game against Belgium but Belgium’s quality shone through and it was an easy 3-0 victory for them. Panama looked lethargic towards the end of that game and that spells bad news for them as all of the England squad play in the Premier League which is the most physical and fast-paced football league in the world.

We would expect England to be more ruthless in front of goal. If they are, this could be a big scoreline.

England vs Panama Key Bites

  • England’s Dele Alli looks set to miss the Panama game with a thigh strain
  • Harry Kane has scored in his previous four games for England
  • Michael Murillo almost scored for Panama and is their biggest threat in front of goal
  • The Soviet Union 60 years ago aside, England have always beaten teams who were making their debut at the FIFA World Cup
  • England manager Gareth Southgate dislocated his shoulder while running near England’s training base

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England vs Panama Betting Trends

England

  • England won their opening 2018 FIFA World Cup game against Tunisia 2-1.
  • A victory against Panama would ensure England progress to the Round of 16.
  • England are unbeaten in seven meetings with African sides at the World Cup.
  • Harry Kane scored two goals against Tunisia and now has scored in all four of his last four games.
  • Harry Kane now has 15 goals in 25 appearances. This is the second-best tally by any England player ever, only second to Gary Lineker who scored 20.
  • England are unbeaten in their last 11 games.
  • England are +140 second favourites to win Group G.
  • England are -3300 to qualify for the knockout stage.
  • When England beat Tunisia 2-1 it was the first time since 2006 that England scored two or more goals in a World Cup match.
  • England and Panama have never played each other.

Panama

  • Panama were thrashed 3-0 by Belgium in their opening 2018 FIFA World Cup match.
  • A national holiday was declared when Panama qualified for the World Cup.
  • Five Panama players were shown a yellow card against Belgium. You have to go back to 2010 when Netherlands received seven to find a game with more cautions.
  • Panama coach Hernan Dario Gomez admitted his players are not as fit as their European counterparts.
  • Panama are +15000 to win Group G.
  • Panama are +2500 to advance from the Group stage.
  • Panama have only enjoyed one victory in their previous seven games, losing four and drawing two.
  • The Panamanians have only scored one goal in their previous five games and that came against Trinidad.
  • Panama’s last five games against European teams have seen them concede 11 goals and only score once. They drew two and lost three, including 6-0 to Switzerland.
  • Panama have been working hard on set pieces in the build up to facing England.

England vs Panama World Cup Preview

They may have needed an injury time goals to beat Tunisia but the England performance had plenty of highlights and positives to it.

One such positive was the fast-paced approach to the game in the early stages. England passed the ball quickly and movement was fluid. Not only did this result in Harry Kane scoring after 11 minutes, it created more than half a dozen chances before the half time whistle blew.

England should have had two penalties during the game after Harry Kane was manhandled in such a way you would be forgiven for thinking you were watching a wrestling match. The Three Lions kept plugging away, kept their composure and reaped the rewards when Kane scored in the 91st minute to lock up all three points.

Dele Alli will miss the game with a thigh strain and England have kept their cards close to their chest as to who will replace him. Most believe Rubens Loftus-Cheek will step in after impressing as a substitute. 

It is also though Raheem Sterling may be dropped and replaced with Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford. Sterling has the best season of his career for Manchester City, but he cannot seem to produce the same form in an England shirt and has now gone 21 games without a goal for his national side.

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Panama were ultimately outclassed by Belgium and fell to a 3-0 defeat and it is now almost certain they will be returning back to South America once the third and final Group stage game is completed.

Although they lost 3-0, Panama did manage to frustrate Belgium’s star and went into the half time break level at 0-0. Panama mustered seven shots at the Belgian goal, two of which hit the target, so they did try and take the game to Belgium but simply did not have the quality in their team to be a legitimate threat.

England have been starting their games with a quick tempo and this should see them right against Panama who do not look like they have much scope for improvement. Like against Belgium, Panama will probably try to frustrate England’s attackers yet they have already admitted they are not as fit as the England team and that lack of fitness will show towards the end of the game.

There’s not much value in backing England at -500 so we need to look at alternative lines. England with a -0.5 spread at -145 looks a little better, but the nest value looks to be the England - England Half Time / Full Time result at -155 with Bovada.

Bovada think a 1-0 England win is most likely and price that score at +375 with 2-0 coming in at +450 and 3-0 is +600. A Panama win is +1600. It could be +16000 and we still would not touch them.

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