Panama vs Tunisia Betting Tip
Panama vs Tunisia | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
Panama were given little hope of escaping from the group stage of the 2018 World Cup and they were regarded as one of the weakest teams in the tournament. Unfortunately, they have lived up that reputation and will be leaving Russia at the conclusion of this match. Tunisia were also unhappy when they saw the draw for the World Cup and knew they would be up against it with England and Belgium in the group. This was the fifth time they have played at the World Cup finals and they have yet to progress beyond the group stage.
Panama have nothing to play for but pride in this match. They have never won a point at the World Cup and that will be their main target now. Even if they come away with a 0-0 draw from the match, Panama will leave the tournament with a smile on their faces. Tunisia came very close to taking a point from their opening match of the 2018 World Cup and if they had succeeded, it would have given them a boost for the remainder of the group. However, Tunisia come into this game with nothing to play for other than the chance to finish in third place.
Realistically, Panama were never going to qualify from this group but hopes were high of an upset when they went in 0-0 at half-time with Belgium. Three quality goals in the second half put end to their dreams and the second match turned into a farce as Panama gifted England goals through very poor defending.
Tunisia came very close to causing an upset in their first game of the tournament against England. With seconds left on the clock, they were holding the Three Lions to a 1-1 draw only to concede from a corner. That result left the team in shock and they failed to recover in their second game against Belgium, conceding 5 goals and being eliminated from the tournament.
Panama vs Tunisia Head to Head
This will be the first time Panama and Tunisia have met on the football pitch. Therefore, we have very little to go on in terms of previous games between the two and this will be new territory for both sets of players.
Odds and Predictions
Both teams are already heading home but Tunisia will start this game as the favourites to pick up maximum points. Although Tunisia lost heavily to Belgium, they look a stronger team than Panama and this is reflected in the odds of 1.85 at Bet365 for Tunisia to win the game. Panama are out at 4.50 and perhaps their best chance of getting something from the match is a draw, which is 3.75. Both teams looked poor defensively in their previous game and we could see an open feel to this match as Panama and Tunisia aim to leave with a win under their belts. You can get 4.75 for Tunisia to win and over 3 goals to be scored. Panama will be looking towards Gabriel Torres as their main attacking threat in this game. The Huachipato striker has 14 international goals to his name and is 7.50 to open the scoring. Whabi Khazri opened his account against Belgium and the Tunisia forward is the favourite to score first in this match at 6.50.
Panama vs Tunisia Top Betting Tip: Tunisia (3-1)
Panama will be desperate to get at least a point on the board before they leave the World Cup but may struggle to score the goals required to get anything out of this game. Tunisia scored twice against Belgium and will be expecting to at least go one better here and sign off with a win.