World Cup Match 30: England v Panama

Day 11 of the World Cup Will see the final 3 group games in the second round, starting with this match between England and Panama at Nizhny Novgorod Stadium.


What’s their current form?
England suffered an almighty early scare in their game against Tunisia. Kane opened the scoring in the 11th minute before Tunisia equalised just before halftime. Kane bagged the match winner just before fulltime to give England a 2-1 win.

Panama came up against heavyweights Belgium and went down 3-0, despite keeping their opponents scoreless at halftime.

England: Pickford; Walker, Stones, Maguire; Henderson; Trippier, Lingard, Alli, Rose; Kane, Sterling.
Panama: Penedo; Machado, Torres, Escobar, Davis; Gomez; Barcenas, Godoy, Cooper, Rodriguez; Perez.

Any interesting facts I should know?
England are currently on an eleven game undefeated streak.

What should I be betting on?
Harry Kane to add to his tally of two goals.

Wolf’s Prediction

Harry Kane is world class – full stop! His injury time winner is yet another example of the cream rising to the top when it counts most. His double was the difference and he now has 10 goals in his last 8 matches for his country. England’s defence must also be given credit. It has been water tight over the last 12 months with 6 clan sheets in their last 9. They have conceded just 1 goal from open play in that stretch and Panama will not be scoring unless it is from the penalty spot. Belgium put 5 past Tunisia overnight and their far superior goal difference means that England must come out with more intent than usual. If they can get to an early lead again, The Wolf can see this one getting very ugly for Panama who have scored only 1 goal in their last 6 matches. They have consistently struggled against European opposition with 5 losses and a draw in their last 6, including a 6-0 thumping at the hands of Switzerland. The Kane show to continue.

Recommended Bets

Best: HT/FT – England/England ($1.70)
Other: Harry Kane 2 or more goals ($3.30)
Correct Score: England 4-0 ($11.00)


TV channel, kick-off time, betting odds, tips, live stream and team news

What time is kick off? The game starts at 3pm (local time) on June 24. In Australia, kick-off will be at 10pm on June 24th.

What TV Channel is it on and can I live stream it? In Australia, the only network with live broadcast rights is SBS. SBS Radio will also cover games that aren’t broadcast. Optus Sport in Australia will broadcast every game live as well via live streaming, however it will be available to subscribers only.

What’s the team news and who’s injured? Both sides got through their first game of the FIFA World Cup here in Russia, without any injury concerns.

Who’s the referee? Not yet announced.

What happened the last time they played each other? This will be the first time these two sides will meet.