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Copa America: Panama vs USA Preview, Prediction & Betting Tips

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      • (26') C. Blackman
      • (83') J. Fajardo
      • (22') F. Balogun
      • (45') E. Guerrero
      • (90'+2') E. Fariña
      • (90'+3') F. Góndola
      Yellow Card
      • (33') A. Robinson
      • (89') C. Richards
      • (88') A. Carrasquilla
      Red Card
      • (18') T. Weah

      Over 2.5 goals @ 10/11

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      Over 2.5 goals @ 10/11

      Christian Pulisic to score anytime @ 6/4

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      Christian Pulisic to score anytime @ 6/4

      USA to win @ 19/50

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      USA to win @ 19/50

      Panama vs USA Prediction

      The match between Panama and USA is likely to be a high-scoring game, with both sides on the scoresheet. Christian Pulisic and Folarin Balogun are both likely to grab either a goal or at least two shots on target. On the other side, Adalberto Carrasquilla is likely to pick up a yellow card or two fouls. Panama 1 - 3 USA.

      Panama vs USA Prediction & Preview

      The Mercedes-Benz Stadium hosts Panama and the US in their second game of the Copa America Group stage this Thursday. Panama will look to bounce back whereas USA aim to pick up another win.

      • USA to win @ 19/50 via Bet365
      • Christian Pulisic to score anytime @ 6/4 via Bet365
      • Over 2.5 goals @ 10/11 via Bet365

      These odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.

      Date: 27/06/2024

      Kick-off time: 23:00

      Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium

      The opening round of the Copa America saw Panama fall to Uruguay whereas the US picked up a strong win over Bolivia in their opening game.

      Panama currently sit third in the Group C after the opening game. The loss against Uruguay leaves them three points behind the US and Uruguay and equal with Bolivia on goal difference.

      This is Panama’s second ever appearance in the Copa America after their appearance at the Centenario edition of the competition back in 2016. There Panama managed just one win and two losses as they crashed out at the Group stage.

      The US currently sit second in Group C after their opening win over Bolivia. This leaves the US equal with Uruguay but behind on goals scored and three points above Panama and Bolivia.

      This will be the US’ fifth appearance in the Copa America and second time hosting the competition. The Stars and Stripes have a mixed record in the tournament with two Group stage exits and two Fourth place finishes.

      Panama and the US have met 26 times in their histories, with the first meeting coming back in the 1993 CONCACAF Gold Cup. The US have the better record in the fixture with 18 wins in comparison to Panama’s four wins, the other four games ending in a draw.

      The last five games in this fixture have seen three wins for the US and two wins for Panama. This fixture usually sees goals, with three of the last five games having both sides on the scoresheet and two of the last five games having over six goals.

      Where to watch

      Panama vs USA will be shown on Premier Sports 1 in the U.K. but the game can also be followed online on Sky Sports or BBC Sport.

      Team News

      Panama Team News

      Thomas Christensen will likely stick with the side that started against Uruguay, despite the loss, with Jose Fajardo up front.

      USA Team News

      Gregg Berhalter will also stick with his side that picked up their opening win against Bolivia with the frontline of Timothy Weah, Balogun and Pulisic.

      Recent Form

      In their last five games in all competitions, Panama have two wins and three losses.

      The Match for Third-place at the CONCACAF Nations League saw Panama take on Jamaica. Dexter Lembikisa’s goal in the 41st minute was the only goal of the game as Jamaica picked up a 1 - 0 win, with Panama only managing two shots on target in 62% of the possession.

      Panama bounced back in the World Cup Qualifiers against Guyana. After a goalless first half, Cristian Martinez and Jose Rodriguez both found the back of the net in a three minute period to give Panama the 2 - 0 win.

      There was another win for Panama in the World Cup Qualifiers, this time against Montserrat. Jovani Welch gave Panama the lead just before the halftime whistle, but Kaleem Simon equalised for Montserrat just minutes into the second half. However, Jose Fajardo and Rodriguez both scored for Panama to grab a 3 - 1 win.

      The final game before the Copa America for Panama was an international friendly against Paraguay. Gustavo Velazquez scored the only goal of the games in the 25th minute to give Paraguay the 1 - 0 win.

      The last time out for Panama was against Uruguay in their first game of the Copa America Group stage. Michael Amir Murillo did grab a consolation for Panama in extra time but goals from Maximiliano Araujo, Darwin Nunez and Matias Vina gave Uruguay the 3 - 1 win.
      In their last five games in all competitions, USA have three wins, one draw and one loss.

      The Semi-final of the CONCACAF Nations League saw the US take on Jamaica. The Stars and Stripes were behind early with Greg Leigh giving Jamaica the lead in the first minute. Jamaica held this lead all the way to the sixth minute of added time where an own goal from Cory Burke brought the US level, sending the tie to extra time. A brace from Haji Wright in extra time gave the US the 3 - 1 win.

      The Final of the Nations League saw the US face Mexico. Tyler Adams opened the scoring for the US on the stroke of halftime. Giovanni Reyna doubled the lead just after the hour to give the US the 2 - 0 win and the trophy.

      An international friendly saw the US take on Colombia. Weah did get on the scoresheet for The Stars and Stripes, but it was just a consolation goal as Jhon Arias, Rafael Santos Borre Maury, Richard Rios, Jorge Carrascal and Luis Sinisterra all scored in the 5 - 1 win for Colombia.

      The next international friendly saw the US face Brazil. Rodrygo opened the scoring for Brazil in the 17th minute but Christian Pulisic equalised before halftime. Neither side could find the back of the net again and had to settle for the 1 - 1 draw.

      The most recent outing for the US was against Bolivia in their first game of the Copa America Group stage. Pulisic opened the scoring with an impressive shot in the third minute and Balogun secured the 2 - 0 win just before halftime.

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      Last updated 12/07/2024