Place: Russia. Nizhny Novgorod. Stadium Nizhny Novgorod.
Date: on the 24th of June, 2018 (Sunday)
Match start: 13:00 (GMT+1)
Tournament: FIFA World Cup Russia 2018, group G, 2nd round.
England (the head coach Gareth Southgate)
In frames of the starting round of the group stage, the initial favorites of the 7th quartet – Belgium and England have earned three winning points. Thanks to Romelu Lukaku’s double the super star team of Roberto Martinez has ruined Panama (3:0). And England, having attacked the gates of Tunisia with the score 1:1 throughout the whole second half, has scored a victorious goal (2:1) in the injury time.
Thus, Belgium and England have earned three winning points and are claiming for getting into the first round of the playoffs. But, nevertheless, according to the results of the first round Three Lions are losing to Belgium by the difference of the scored and missed goals. This fact means that if this current situation doesn’t change by the results of the forthcoming second round and two leaders will have 6 points, then during the last head-to-head of the favorites, Belgium will be pleased even with the goalless draw.
Panama (the head coach Hernán Darío Gómez)
We will remind you, that according to initial draw procedure, in 1/8 finals two best teams of group G, will be two best teams of group H- Colombia and Poland. Now these national teams are of approximately equal level of a game, so for Britain and especially for Belgium there is no special difference at the choice of the rival in the first round of the playoffs. Therefore fight for the champion’s title of the teams of Roberto Martinez and Gareth Southgate has only some prestigious value. Undoubtedly, in the forthcoming match of the second round England will try to win over one of initial underdogs of the whole group stage with the largest score.
And what about Panama? During the last match against Belgium the team of Hernán Darío Gómez was systematically violating the rules. Only this way they could stop Eden Hazard, Kevin de Bruyne and the team of Roberto Martinez. As a result, in 90 minutes of the game Panama became one of the leaders of the FIFA World Cup by the number of five earned yellow cards.
Bookmaker coefficients on the match England vs Panama
If we compare the level of the game of two underdogs of the 7th quartet, then the advantage belongs to Tunisia. Respectively, the bookmaker quotation of Belgium in the match Belgium vs Tunisia is much higher, than coefficient on victory by fall of England with the representative of CONCACAF: England – 1.24 (6/25), Panama – 16.01 (1501/100).
As we have already noted, the intrigue in this match consists only in number of the scored goals by the favorite to underdog. And therefore here the bets on handicap (-) for Britain, the general total of the scored goals and also the individual total of Three Lions are more relevant.