Place: Russia. Mordovia Arena. Saransk.
Date: on the 28th of June 2018 (Thursday)
Match start: 19:00 (GMT+1)
Tournament: FIFA World Cup Russia 2018
In this match of two losers of group G Panama will try to score the first points in frames of the World Cups and to show the worthy level of football. Panama a priori was the weakest team on the tournament and two defeats from the powerful European national teams have hardly surprised the football fans. Panama has been destroyed by Belgium (0:3) which hasn’t allowed its rivals to create anything. And in a game with England (defeat 1:6) Panama was beaten in aggressive style, with the maximum possible bet on the attack from Britain.
The level of Panama is very low if we speak about World championships and the fact that this team will get at World Cup 2018 was one of the main sensations of qualification cycle. Panama doesn’t have star football players in the squad at all and considering an average age of the team (29 years), Panamanians have no special prospects for development any more. On the other hand, unpopular players have participated in a world-class football holiday and that is for them a great achievement!
The African national team could have fought for getting into the next stage if Tunisia hadn’t met with such serious opponents as England and Belgium. Defeats from England (1:2) and Belgium (2:5) have left no chance for Tunisia on getting into the tournament stage playoffs but the team of Nabil Maâloul can still gain an important victory over Panama and leave this tournament standing tall. Tunisia in the matches with grandees of the international football has shown quite good level of football but that has happened due to high individual mastership of the rivals.
Tunisia has a lot of players who are well-known in European football – Sliti, Khazri, Skhiri, Haddadi and Bronn. The main hope of Tunisia is based on the experience of these players, but this experience isn’t enough to win over such teams as England and Belgium.
Bookmaker coefficients on the match Panama vs Tunisia
Bookmakers consider Tunisia to be the favorite of this match, estimating the victory of Africans with 1.92. Success of Panama is estimated with 4.48 and draw – 3.72. Quotations are quite logic here. Total betting from bookmakers have such quotations: total over 2.5 for 1.83 and total under 2.5 for 2.13.
Here the situation is obvious – the favorite is Tunisia. This team was more competitive than Panama throughout two rounds of the World Cup group stage and must finish this tournament with a winning result.
Our tips: Tunisia to win – odds 1.92.
In all games of the group stage with participation of Tunisia and Panama the number of scored goals was more than 3 goals. Yes, that were the matches with great rivals, but Panama and Tunisia have shown weakness of defensive lines which speaks in favor of total over during their head-to-head.