Panama vs Venezuela Predictions and Match Preview

Panama vs Venezuela
International Friendlies
Date: Wednesday, 12 September 2018
Kick-Off at 02:00 UK / 03:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Rommel Fernandez Gutierrez, Panama City.

Panama will hit the court for the first time after the World Cup in Russia. Unlike their counterparts, they were not in action at the weekend.

The local fans at Estadio Rommel Fernandez Gutierrez will certainly create an electrifying atmosphere for the team’s inaugural clash after the major tournament and we can expect the hosts to have a massive support from the stands even though it’s only a friendly.

Venezuela, who were nowhere near the World Cup qualification, offered a strong resistance to Colombia on Friday evening.

They got off to a dream start at Hard Rock Stadium when Darwin Machis pushed them in front four minutes into the game.

However, Radamel Falcao brought Los Cafeteros on level terms at the start of the second half, while Yimmi Chara completed the Colombian comeback with the 90th-minute winner.

Panama vs Venezuela: Head-to-head

  • Interestingly, Venezuela have never managed to see off Panama over the course of history.
  • This will be the landmark tenth head to head encounter between the two teams.
  • Los Canaleros won 4 and drew 5 of past nine meetings with Venezuela.
  • It is also very interesting to note that eight of nine H2H games saw goals at both ends.

Panama vs Venezuela: Prediction

We’d not be shocked to see both teams scoring here, judging by Panama’s displays at the World Cup.

Los Canaleros conceded as many as 11 goals in three group stage matches against Belgium, England and Tunisia and even their last game in the group vs the African outfit saw three goals scored in total.

Venezuela proved they can score when they bagged a goal against Colombia and we see a tremendous value in backing the BTTS option at the 2.20 odds here.

As for the outcome, the draw looks to be the most likable of three and can be backed at the 2.90 odds.

Panama vs Venezuela: Bet Tips

  • Draw @ 2.90 (19/10)
  • BTTS @ 2.20 (6/5).