Before the last matchday in Group D at the CONCACAF Gold Cup 2019 it is already clear that the two favorites USA and Panama have the ticket for the quarter-finals safely in their pockets. Both the US boys and the “Los Canaleros” have been able to win both games and thus meet their own expectations. In the direct duel in the night from Wednesday to Thursday, it is therefore only about who moves in first and second in the round of the last eight. Due to the better goal difference, the host from the United States would already be satisfied with a draw to secure first place.
Today’s Betting Tips Panama vs USA
After all, the winner of the Group D would have the advantage that in the quarterfinals you could avoid the first-placed in Group C (probably Jamaica). In addition, of course, both teams will have set the goal to end the group stage unbeaten. Nonetheless, it does not seem unlikely that the respective coaches consciously spare one or the other service provider in order to avoid unnecessary risk of injury or suspension. Because of these unclear signs, it is difficult to put an appropriate prediction on the game between Panama and the USA, especially since the odds on the favorites from America do not include any value. Consequently, it might make more sense to keep an eye on alternative gate markets.
Panama – Statistics & Current Form
The Panamanian national team has undoubtedly been in the forefront of the North, Central American and Caribbean zones in recent years. In the latest seven editions of the continental championship of the CONCACAF Association, “La Marea Roja” always survived the group stage and even moved at least four times to the semi-finals. A Gold Cup title has been denied the Central Americans so far, but two second places (2005, 2013) and the first World Cup participation 2018 substantiate our thesis that the “Los Canaleros” have long been perceived as a serious opponent. For that reason, we were initially a bit surprised that in the final preliminary round match in Group D between Panama and the United States for a tip on the world ranking-75. such high betting odds are offered.
Certainly Panama is qualitatively weaker than the tournament favorite from the States and yet was the World Cup debutant in 2018 in the past years regularly able to put supposedly stronger teams before problems. Perhaps the negative view is due to the fact that the coach Julio Dely Valdés team almost exclusively came under the wheels in the run-up to this Gold Cup. After the World Cup finals in Russia Panama remained in nine consecutive matches without a win, scoring only in every third match their own goal. However, one must be grateful to the “Los Canaleros” that the opponents such as Brazil, Colombia, South Korea or Japan had mostly upscale class.
Just in time for the start of the Gold Cup, Panama ended the mentioned Pleiten series and celebrated two sovereign successes against Trinidad & Tobago (2-0) and Guyana (4-2), which once again made it to the knockout round. Striking in both games was the fact that the Valdés-Elf needed a long start-up phase to convert the optical and playful superiority in scoring opportunities. In the night from Wednesday to Thursday, however, the underdog will be primarily concerned with being stable behind and keeping a promising result for as long as possible. That’s why we think a scoreless first half is very likely. We dare to play Panama Vs. USA predict that in the second round the ball crosses the goal line more often than in the first 45 minutes. Personnel coach Valdés can draw on the full. Many changes are not expected. Only Gabriel Torres could return to the starting eleven after scoring against Guyana.
Expected formation of Panama:
➱ Mejia – Davis, Cummings, Torres, Murillo – Quintero, Escobar, Cooper, Barcenas – Arroyo, Torres
➱ Coach: Valdés
Last Games of Panama:
⚽️ 22.06.2019 – Guyana Vs. Panama 2: 4 (Gold Cup)
⚽️ 19.06.2019 – Panama Vs. Trinidad and Tobago 2: 0 (Gold Cup)
⚽️ 08.06.2019 – Uruguay Vs. Panama 3: 0 (friendly)
⚽️ 04.06.2019 – Colombia Vs. Panama 3: 0 (friendly)
⚽️ 23.03.2019 – Brazil vs. Panama 1: 1 (friendly)
USA – Statistics & Current Form
For the former Bundesliga professional Gregg Berhalter, who has been swinging the scepter for the American national football team since December 2018, the Gold Cup 2019 in his own country has enormous significance. The background is the upheaval he proclaimed, which was indispensable after some recent failures, such as missing the 2018 World Cup. Before the start of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, there were already doubters after two weaker friendly matches against Jamaica (0-1) and Venezuela (0-3), who agreed to give the 45-year-old the quality of forming a new, functioning collective. In particular, the fact that only nine legionaries were to be found in the 23er squad, met, especially among European experts on incomprehension.
Now that the first two matches have been completed, many critical voices have fallen silent. Thanks to a 4-0 win against Guyana and a 6-0 win against Trinidad & Tobago, the “US boys” were doing just fine on their role as favorites and also impressed with their impressive offensive football. Nevertheless, it would be presumptuous to speak at this time of a successful restart, because the very big touchstone is still waiting. Although the counterparties were completely overwhelmed, recent victories have resulted in a sharp drop in the odds of another American triumph between Panama and the US. However, we deliberately call into question the causal relationship between the results so far and the upcoming “Final Round One”, as the “Amis” with the “Marea Roja” now have a completely different, physically stronger and experienced opponent in front of their chest. Before the duel Panama vs. USA we would recommend a prediction in favor of Berhalter-Elf.
Instead – similar to the “Los Canaleros” – a tendency can be seen that Cristian Pulisic, Weston McKennie and Co. usually only in the second 45 minutes upshift a gear. By comparison, against Guyana, the five-time title holder (last 2017) scored three of the four goals after the break. Against Trinidad & Tobago it was even five of the six goals that were scored in the second half. Thus, it should be a good alternative to make bets that, after initial sampling, only with the page exchange, the meeting picks up speed. As mentioned in the introduction, we would not rule out that Gregg Berhalter pauses for one or another of the players in the quarter-finals, because even as second-placed in Group D, the US boys would be their favorites in the round of last eight against Jamaica , El Salvador or Curacao.
Expected lineup of USA:
➱ Steffen – Ream, Carpenter, Long, Cannon – Bradley – Arriola, Pulisic (Roldán), McKennie, Morris – Zardes
➱ Coach: Berhalter
Last matches from USA:
⚽️ 23.06.2019 – USA vs Trinidad and Tobago 6: 0 (CONCACAF Gold Cup)
⚽️ 19.06.2019 – USA vs Guyana 4: 0 (CONCACAF Gold Cup)
⚽️ 09.06.2019 – USA vs. Venezuela 0: 3 (Friendly Match)
⚽️ 06.06.2019 – USA vs. Jamaica 0: 1 (friendly)
⚽️ 27.03.2019 – USA vs Chile 1: 1 (friendly)
Panama vs USA Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
21 international matches have meanwhile taken place between Panama and the USA. The tip on the Panamanians has only once proved to be correct. In addition, there were six draws and 14 victories of the Americans. Most recently, the teams faced each other in January this year. The USA won 3: 0, although a large part of the national team were not turned off by their club teams to this non-regular FIFA appointment. More interesting, therefore, is the view of the recent direct duels in the Gold Cup. In 2017, the teams parted in the group stage 1: 1. It was already the third consecutive match of the continental championship that the US boys did not win against Panama after regular time. A success with more than one goal advantage was in the past ten games in the context of the Gold Cup, by the way, never.
Panama vs USA Our Best Betting Tips Explained
In the game Panama vs USA, the final round of the preliminary round is Group D’s victory. So far, both teams have reached the maximum yield of six points, although the successes against Guyana or Trinidad & Tobago did not provide much information about the actual performance. All the more surprised we are that Panama against the USA according to the betting odds is regarded as such blatant outsider. In the recent three Gold Cup duels, the US boys could never win against the “Los Canaleros” after 90 minutes. In addition, the Berhalter Elf is in transition and revealed in preparation difficulties against opponents who can physically hold good against it.
Key Facts – Panama vs USA tips
♦️ Panama scored four of the six tournament goals in the second half
♦️ The US hit eight times after the break; before the page change only twice
♦️ The latest three direct Gold Cup duels did not win the US boys after 90 minutes
Here, in our eyes, it makes sense to bet that more goals will be scored in the second half than in round one. The US scored eight of their ten goals in the Gold Cup after the break, and the Panamanians were also a lot easier as the game progressed. We assume that the teams feel at the beginning and develop more chances on both sides only after the change of sides. Consequently, we play in a duel against Panama. United States the tip on “More goals in the 2.HZ” confidently with six units.
Sure Tip: more goals in 2nd HT