England - Panama 24.06 Free soccer picks
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Team England in the first round of the group stage of the World Cup 2018 World Cup won a difficult victory in the match against the national team of Tunisia. The decisive ball was scored by the British in the 90th minute of the meeting, and the duel ended with a score of 2: 1 in favor of the wards Gareth Southgate.
Team Panama in its first historic match in the world championship without a chance lost to the Belgians with a score of 0: 3, although at first it looked very good. It is unlikely that this team will be able to create a large number of problems to the British. In addition, Panama frankly sypetsya after it starts to lose in the course of the meeting. This was clearly demonstrated by the duel against Belgium. In addition, a similar situation was observed in the defeats from Switzerland and the US last year. Thus, the British are quite capable of playing the debutant World Cup 2018 with a handicap -1.0.
Everyone remembers the wonderful moment - the "three lions" on Mundiale's performance ... At the breakdown of Mundiale, of course. In Brazil, England took the last place in their group with a lone "stick" in the column "points scored."
Group G at this World Cup seems easier compared to Italy, Uruguay and Costa Rica four years ago. But it only seems so.
The first match against Tunisia turned out to be very difficult for Southgate wards. The English invention 3-1-4-2 is not very well against the standard, but reliable 4-1-4-1 national team of Tunisia. Because there was not much progress.
The greatest possession was for the three defenders: Walker, Maguire and Stones - at least 8% of the playing time for each. Let the figure of 18 beats does not deceive: 12 strikes were inflicted in the first half of the first half - while Tunisia was not used to the movements of the opponent. After the break, the "Carthaginian eagles" were closed and England suffered until the 91st minute.
First of all, for some time the England team pleased the audience not only with the result, but also with a beautiful game in the first round of the World Cup. The English played great combinations, and generally showed good football, although they still scored both goals from the standards.
It will not provide itself a way out in the 1/8 finals of England in case of a victory over Panama only under one condition - if Tunisia beat Belgium. Then just three teams in the last round can theoretically have six points, and everything will decide the difference of the balls.
Beginning recently, the British mundial with a victory is very rare. In the new millennium, it was good to make a debut for the team of "three lions" only at the World Cup in 2006, when England beat Paraguay - 1: 0. Then, by the way, the British continued their successful initiative, defeating Trinidad and Tobago in the second round - 2: 0.
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Panamanians withdrew from the qualifying group of the North American selection with a negative goal difference. Preparation ended with two dubious victories: over Grenada (5-0) and Trinidad and Tobago (1: 0). The achievement can be considered a draw against Wales (1: 1). But there the role played by the composition of the "dragons" and luck.
In the first round against the Belgian national team, "channelers" "stinted" over goals, and "red devils" - on the legs. European footballers crammed three unanswered goals, and North American - "reimbursed" colleagues on the ankles and knees, for which they received five yellow cards.
In total for the game the Panama team broke the rules 18 times. But she also collected almost the same amount - 17 fouls of the national team of Belgium. By the way, we note that the bid for offsides in that match played with a margin - Ernan Dario Gomez's wards three times got into offside.
Panama, even by American standards, is a modest team. Only four players in the "channelers" play in Europe, and the most successful of them performs in Bucharest "Dynamo".
No doubt, the Panamanians would not want to serve a number on the mundiale. However, the skill of the performers of this team is really too low. In addition, recently the team is in bad shape. In the previous six fights, including comradely, the "channelers" scored only one goal. They distinguished themselves in the match with the same weak Trinidad. In addition to Belgium, Hernán Gómez's team lost to Denmark this year - 0: 1, Switzerland - 0: 6 and Norway - 0: 1.
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ENGLAND - PANAMA
This will be the first meeting of today's rivals. Previously, they never crossed.
England did not lose in the last four matches of the World Cup against the team from the CONCACAF zone, winning twice and tied twice. It is noteworthy that these two draws were in duels against the USA in 2010 and Costa Rica in 2014. The only defeat was recorded in 1950 in a duel against the United States;
Team Panama will be the 38th national team, which will play the English national team at the World Cup. Of the 37 national teams of the United States and Spain in 1950, Uruguay in 1954, Hungary in 1962 and Italy in 1990 defeated England, in the first match against three lions;
Representatives of the CONCACAF zone won only one of the last ten matches of the World Cup against European teams, three times having drawn and lost six times. The only victory was won by the Mexicans over the Germans in the match of the first round of the group stage of the 2018 World Cup;
In his first match in the final of the World Cup, Panama lost to Belgium with a score of 0: 3. This was the biggest defeat of the debutant after Ukraine, which lost to Spain 0: 4 in 2006;
England did not win two consecutive games at the World Cup since 2006;
Only two World Cups, England won the first two matches of the group stage. This was in 1982 and 2006;
Harry Cain scored goals in the last four matches for England, and he was the first player in England to take a double in the World Cup soccer match, since Gary Lineker made a double against Cameroon in 1990.
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STATISTICS AND PERSONAL MEETINGS
The unbeaten series of England reached 11 matches.
Eight of them won the Southgate wards.
Only Malta over this period, England won with a difference of more than one goal.
Panama lost four of the last six matches.
Scored the Panamanians in these meetings, only one ball.
England and Panama did not play with each other before.
Both teams give out stronger second half. "Three Lions" in the second 45 minutes of matches of the European selection scored 12 goals out of 18. "Channelers" - 10 out of 16 (including the fourth stage of selection).
Note also that 12 strokes from 18 in the match against Tunisia, the England team applied from the penalty area, and 4 "shot" directly from the goalkeeper.
While there is a big marriage in the stroke. Only 14 of the 24 attempts at dribbling were successful. For an individual game, the ball moves slower. And Panamanians with Belgium achieved the final 40% of ownership.
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Obviously, the English are higher class than the Panamanians. Yes, and recently the team of "three lions" plays well. The problem is that the English are winning their matches with a difference of one or two balls, nothing more. In addition, Panama will at least try to prove itself better than in the first meeting.
Our forecast for the match is Panama's victory with a handicap (+2.5) for 1.52
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