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Panama vs United States Predictions & Tips - USMNT to claim narrow World Cup qualifier win

  • Panama vs United States tips for Sunday's FIFA World Cup qualifier
  • The game is being played at Estadio Rommel Fernandez (11.00pm BST)
  • United States have won their last 4 matches against Panama
  • Will USMNT make it five in a row?
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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United States are tipped for a fifth straight win over Panama (Getty Images)
Gary Emmerson 09 Oct 2021
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Panama vs United States Predictions

Panama are generally tough to beat at home, but they have a poor record against the United States. USMNT are tipped to claim a hard-fought win in another low-scoring affair. 

  • United States have won their last 4 matches against Panama (all competitions).
  • United States have won to nil in 3 of their last 4 matches against Panama (all competitions).
  • United States have won 8 of their last 11 matches (all competitions).
  • United States have kept clean sheets in 6 of their last 8 matches (all competitions).
  • United States have seen under 2.5 goals in 7 of their last 8 matches (all competitions).

Head to Head

Panama have failed to beat the United States in the last 14 attempts with their last win coming back in 2011. 

USMNT have won the last four in a row, including a 6-2 friendly victory last November.

Panama Form

Panama suffered their first defeat of the World Cup qualifiers as they lost 1-0 to El Salvador on Thursday.

Thomas Christiansen's side had drawn at home to Costa Rica 0-0 and Mexico 1-1 in their opening three games. 

They also won 3-0 away to Jamaica and sit in fourth spot.

Panama Squad & Team News

Goalkeepers: José Calderón, Luis Mejía, Orlando Mosquera
Defenders: Harold Cummings, Eric Davis, Fidel Escobar, Michael Amir Murillo, César Blackman, Óscar Linton, Jiovany Ramos, Jorge Gutiérrez
Midfielders: Armando Cooper, Alberto Quintero, Aníbal Godoy, Yoel Bárcenas, José Luis Rodríguez, César Yanis, Abdiel Ayarza, Alfredo Stephens, Cristian Martínez
Forwards: Gabriel Torres, Abdiel Arroyo, Rolando Blackburn, Ismael Díaz, Jair Catuy, Eduardo Guerrero, Freddy Góndola

Leading scorer Gabriel Torres could be handed a start in search of goals in place of fellow veteran forward Rolando Blackburn.

Fellow forward Freddy Góndola made his international debut from the bench and could come into the starting line-up.

United States Form

United States moved top of the standings after getting the better of Jamaica 2-0 in their latest World Cup qualifier on Thursday.

Ricardo Pepi scored twice early in the second-half to cap what was an impressive performance from Gregg Berhalter’s side.

USMNT had started the qualifying campaign with draw against El Salvador 0-0 and Canada 1-1 before winning 4-1 against Honduras last month.

United States Squad & Team News

Goalkeepers: Zack Steffen, Matt Turner, Sean Johnson
Defenders: DeAndre Yedlin, John Brooks, Walker Zimmerman, Antonee Robinson, Sergiño Dest, Miles Robinson, Shaq Moore, Mark McKenzie, George Bello, Chris Richards
Midfielders: Kellyn Acosta, Sebastian Lletget, Cristian Roldan, Weston McKennie, Tyler Adams, Gianluca Busio, Yunus Musah, Luca de la Torre
Forwards: Gyasi Zardes, Paul Arriola, Timothy Weah, Brenden Aaronson, Matthew Hoppe, Ricardo Pepi

Gregg Berhalter may consider some changes to his side with the trip to Panama sandwiched between two home matches in this international break.

Gyasi Zardes and Tim Weah both made appearances from the bench against Jamaica and could start.

Defender Tim Ream and attacking midfielders Christian Pulisic and Giovanni Reyna are among the absentees.

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After a slow start to the campaign, United States have impressed in their last two matches to top the standings. A trip to Panama is no easy task, but USMNT are tipped for a narrow victory.

Best Bet: United States Win Full-Time Result $1.95 at Ladbrokes Australia - 3 Units
Value Bet: United States To Win To Nil $2.87 at Neds - 1 Unit
Correct Score Tip: United States 1-0 Correct Score $5.50 at Bookmaker - 1 Unit

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