England vs Panama
2nd round match in group G between England and Panama.
England started with a win over Tunisia after scoring in the last minute by Harry Kane. Infact they were so much better than their African opponents, especially in the start of the match. They created so many goal chances, but couldn't double their lead. Instead of that, Kyle Walker conceded a penalty out of nowhere and Tunisia equalized. In the last minuted England finally did what they deserved and it was the victory. If England win this match, it's obvious Belgium and England will progress to the 1/8 finals with max points after the first two rounds. Only Dele Alli is doubtful for the match.
Before the start of the WC, I thought Panama will be the weakest side and it's not excluded to become true. Belgium were way much better than them in the first match in the group and won 3:0, but Panama were not so bad. I expected Belgium to have much higher possession and created chances and even more than 3 goals. Instead of that Panama had almost 40% possession against much better opponent and 6 shots, 4 of them on target. If you compare this with S.Korea for example and their 0 shots on target against Sweden, it speaks a lot they are not so harmless team. In the firendlies before the WC, it was hard for them to score goals and against England I doubt they will do it.
I expect England to beat their opponent with a clean sheet. They played one match against neighbour country of Panama and that was Costa Rica. England beat them 2:0 with easiness and almost nothing infront of their GK as chances. I think we will see the same result here!
England vs Panama prediction
|England+ BTTS-NO||Bet365||1.57||10||6-1 LOST (-10 units)|