USA vs Panama
Date: Monday, 28th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 01:00 UK/ 02:00 CET
Venue: State Farm Stadium (Glendale).
The Yanks will take on Panama on an international friendly this Monday. This match is important for both the teams who are preparing for the CONCACAF Gold Cup later this year.
Being one of the hosts of the Gold Cup, the United States national team has a lot to prove. After failing to qualify for the Russian World Cup criticism have been piling up on them. Coach Gregg Berhalter to prepare a team that won’t fall apart like they did last time in the WC qualifiers.
The last time these two met was in the WC qualifiers, where the hosts won emphatically with a score 4-0. But Panama went on to play in Russia later. After that game, they are yet to play a competitive game for over a year. But the friendlies have been going on, and the team from North America have been just an average team in those games.
The Canal Men were the weakest team in the last World Cup. They finished at the bottom of their group and came back home after the group stage after losing all the games. Including friendlies, they don’t have much match practice after Russia.
They have not won against the Americans for a long time, and that might not change on Monday too.
USA vs Panama: Head-to-head (h2h)
- USA are unbeaten in the last 8 competitive games against Panama.
- Panama previously won this fixture back in June 2016.
- Both sides scored in their 4 recent h2h games across all venues.
- A similar 6 match unbeaten run exists for the Americans against Panama at their home.
- Most of their meetings had less than 2.5 goals in total at the full time.
USA vs Panama: Prediction
Even though the United States has been without games recently, they have a better squad compared to Panama. Since they are unbeaten in 8 h2h matches, it’s pretty easy to bet on the Americans to win with 1.55 odds.
Panama is facing problems in goal scoring, which we saw in the WC also. They have scored only in the world’s biggest footballing spectacle. But they have been without many games after that campaign. So I don’t think they will have improved much on their goal-scoring skills. SO a bet can be placed on both teams not scoring with 1.65 odds.
USA vs Panama: Betting Tips
The USA to win @ 1.55 (6/11).
Both teams to score: No @ 1.65 (7/11).