Panama v Tunisia Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
June 24, 2018
Mordovia Arena - World Cup Group G
It’s a dead rubber for Panama and Tunisia in their final World Cup game, with only pride at stake for both of the countries. They’ve both lost against England and Belgium in their two games so far, and have already been eliminated prior to the last round of group fixtures.
This is going to be the first meeting between these two countries. They have never met in either competitive or friendly action, so there are no previous fixtures to go on when deciding where to place your bets.
Michael Amir Murillo and Armando Cooper are both suspended for Panama, after they each picked up yellow cards in their first two matches. Other than that, head coach Hernan Dario Gomez has a full complement of players to choose from.
Tunisia will be without Dylan Bronn and Siam Ben Youssef after both players suffered knee injuries against Belgium. With nothing to play for, Nabil Maaloul could give some minutes to the squad members who haven’t made it onto the pitch yet.
Panama v Tunisia Preview and Predictions
This game looks like having the potential of going one of two ways. Either the Panama and Tunisia players put on a real show and go out with a bang, or we see 90 minutes of football that’s only interesting to the supporters from the two countries on show.
No one expected Panama to do much at the World Cup, but shipping five goals in the first half against England on Sunday was no doubt a painful one to take. However, substitute Felipe Baloy scored a memorable goal for this tiny nation against the Three Lions, their first ever at the World Cup finals.
Los Canaleros are the underdogs once again, priced at 37/10 in the betting. The odds are a lot shorter on them than in their first two games though, and Panama’s best chance of getting a result in Russia was always going to be in this final fixture.
Tunisia defended valiantly against England but Belgium smashed five past them on Saturday. They are 19/20 to at least finish on a high with a win, and three points from the group would be a par performance considering their opposition. The draw is 11/4, but would no doubt be celebrated like a victory by Panama’s supporters in Russia and at home.
0-0 draw at 49/4
We still haven’t had a goalless draw in the tournament after the first two rounds of group games, but this one could peter out with nothing at stake.
Over 3.5 goals at 16/5
However, we could also be in for a lively encounter with no pressure on the players, with a both teams to score bet priced at 4/5.