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Prediction: Panama vs USA

Jamie Jones in Free Soccer Predictions 24 Jun 2024

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Prediction: USA to win 3-0

Best Odds: 36/5

Bookmaker: Zetbet

Panama and the USA will lock horns with each other in the 2024 Copa America this week. The Group C game between Thomas Christiansen’s side and Gregg Berhalter’s team will be held at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. It is scheduled to kick off at 11 pm UK time on Thursday, June 27.

Panama

Panama are a modest footballing nation who do not have a great history or pedigree in the game. They played in the World Cup for the first time in 2018 and ended up runners-up at the CONCACAF Gold Cup in 2005, 2013 and 2023.

Thomas Christiansen’s side will find it hard to make a massive impact at the 2024 Copa America. Panama have been drawn with Uruguay, the USA and Bolivia in Group C.

Panama will head into the game against the USA on the back of a 3-1 defeat to Uruguay at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. It came after a 1-0 defeat to Paraguay in a friendly international which followed successive wins against Montserrat and Guyana in FIFA World Cup Qualifying – Concacaf.

Team News:

Panama are likely to line up in a 5-4-1 formation against the USA. Orlando Mosquera will be in goal and will have Michael Murillo, Edgardo Farina, Jose Cordoba, Roderick Miller and Eric Davis in front of him in defence. Jose Luis Rodríguez, Christian Martinez, Adalberto Carrasquilla and Edgar Barcenas will be in midfield. Jose Fajardo will lead the line for Panama.

USA

USA are starting to become a major footballing nation in the Americas. While it will take them a while to get to level of some of the major powers of South America, they are certainly a force to be reckoned with when it comes to North America.

The Stars and Stripes, who have played in the World Cup 11 times, will fancy their chances of progressing to the next stage of the 2024 Copa America from Group C. The USA have been drawn alongside Uruguay, Panama and Bolivia in the group.

USA will head into the match against Panama on the back of a 2-0 victory over Bolivia in the Copa America. It came after a 1-1 draw with Brazil in a friendly international match which followed a 5-1 hammering at the hands of Colombia in another friendly game.

Team News:

USA are likely to line up in a 4-3-3 formation against Panama. Matt Turner will be in goal for the Americans and will have Joe Scally, Chris Richards, Tim Ream and Antonee Robinson in front of him in defence. Weston McKennie, Tyler Adams and Giovanni Reyna will be the three midfielders. Timothy Weah, Folarin Balogun and Christian Pulisic will be the three forwards.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Panama have lost 4 of their last 6 matches in all competitions.
  • Panama have won 2 of their last 6 matches in all competitions.
  • USA have won 3 of their last 5 games in all competitions.
  • USA have lost 3 of their last 7 games in all competitions.
  • USA have drawn 1 of their last 7 games in all competitions.

Conclusion

USA are a better team than Panama and will fancy their chances of winning the group game. It will be a surprise if the Americans slip up and drop even a point.

Prediction: USA to win 3-0

Best Odds: 36/5

Bookmaker: Zetbet

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jamie Jones


Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.

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