Colombia vs Panama
Date: Monday, 3 June 2019
Kick-Off 23:00 UK / 00:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Nemesio Camacho El Campin (Bogota).
Colombia are eyeing a confidence-boosting victory on Monday evening when they play host to Panama in one of two tests before the start of Copa America.
Los Cafeteros will be one of shadow favourites at the biggest stage competition in South America in June. They won third place in the previous edition of Copa America three years ago. They are now led by an experienced manager Carlos Queiroz who has had successes with both Portugal and Iran during his managerial career.
The Portuguese manager has extremely talented players in his ranks going forward. James Rodriguez, Radamel Falcao, Juan Cuadrado, Luis Muriel and Duvan Zapata are all called up. Most of them will likely get some minutes in this friendly against Panama.
Colombia vs Panama: Head-to-head
It’s been 12 years since these two likes last met each other.
Colombia celebrated a demolishing 0-4 victory in a friendly back then.
There were at least three goals scored in five of six head to head outings between these two likes.
Colombia won four of these six ties.
Colombia vs Panama: Prediction
Panama featured the World Cup in Russia last summer, but had little success losing each of three group phase matches there. Los Canaleros are going through a difficult process of “generation change” as their star men Blas Perez and Luis Tejada decided to retire after the World Cup.
Panama are winless in last 12 matches, 9 of which they lost. They shipped at least two goals in eight of last ten games in all competitions and we can hardly imagine them stopping the powerful attacking line of Colombia’s here.
Los Cafeteros won three of last four friendlies. They bagged four goals past United States and three past Costa Rica in October last year. Colombia to win & Over 2.5 goals FT is our primary betting option at the odds of 1.72.
Colombia vs Panama: Bet Tips
Colombia to win & Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.72 (8/11)
HT/FT Colombia/Colombia @ 1.61 (8/13).