England v Panama | World Cup | Preview and Odds

England kicked off their World Cup campaign with a last gasp 2-1 win over Tunisia on Monday.

Harry Kane’s injury-time header bailed his side out of trouble, and gave the Three Lions the perfect start to the tournament.

Next up for England are Panama on Sunday – our football expert has taken a look at the best bets.

England look to book their place in the knockouts

Despite ultimately needing a last-minute winner to beat Tunisia, England boss Gareth Southgate will be happy with his side’s display.

The Three Lions were by far the better side, firing in 17 shots, and it was only down to good goalkeeping, and poor finishing, that they didn’t have the game well out of sight in the first half.

Southgate knows that a win will seal England’s place in the last-16, and set up what will likely be a winner-takes-all clash in the final match of the group against Belgium.

The Three Lions are 1/5 with Grosvenorsport.com to win here.


Panama to set up deep

Panama are making their World Cup debut this year, and little is expected of the Central American outfit.

They dug in well to go in goalless at half-time against Belgium, but were eventually overwhelmed by their European opposition, going down 3-0.

A similar result is likely here, but Panama will be wholehearted and determined as they hope for their first ever World Cup points – and goal.

Panama are 18/1 to win this one, with the draw at 5/1.


England to bag a Panama hatful

If England attack with the verve they did against Tunisia, they should be able to fashion plenty of chances for Kane, and his teammates.

The skipper is chasing the Golden Boot, and is well placed after his double on Monday night – and the goalhungry striker will want to fill his proverbial boots against Panama.

Goal difference could be crucial in Group G, and England know getting more than the three Belgium managed could put them in the box seat ahead of the final game.

England should win, comfortably – but with them being so short priced, you might have better chance of backing overs in goals.

I suggest going with over 3.5 total goals at 5/2.





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