World Cup Match 47: Panama v Tunisia

The final group game of the World Cup will be between two already eliminated sides, Panama and Tunisia at the Mordovia Arena in Saransk.


What’s their current form?
Panama opened with a 3-0 loss to Belgium before putting in a poor performance against the strong English side, losing 6-1 in a scrappy performance.

Tunisia went close to notching a draw with England, before Harry Kane kicked a late goal to give England a 2-1 win. They then lost 5-2 to Belgium.

Panama: Penedo; Machado, Torres, Escobar, Davis; Gomez; Barcenas, Godoy, Cooper, Rodriguez; Perez.
Tunisia: Mathlouthi; Nagguez, Benalouane, Meriah, Maaloul; Sliti, Khaoui, Skhiri, Sassi, F.Ben Youssef; Khazri.

Any interesting facts I should know?
Panama has conceded 6 goals in a match twice now in their last 6 games.

What should I be betting on?
Tunisia should get up here.

Wolf’s Prediction

It has been a World Cup to forget for both nations. The big stage has git the better of Panama, who in their first two World Cup games have conceded a total of 9 goals. Finding the back of the net in a 6-1 defeat gave their fans something to cheer about but it is hard to see them taking a point against Tunisia. The African nation went terrifyingly close to taking a point off England while the floodgates opened when they fell behind against Belgium. Their results leading into Russia were more than respectable. They drew with Portugal and Turkey before a narrow 1-0 loss to a full strength Spain. They have been forced into changes at the back with Youssef and Bronn going off injured against Belgium but still have Khazri, Sliti and Khaoui who are very talented on the ball. Saudi Arabia, Peru, South Korea, Morocco and Costa Rica all had nothing to play for and all scored multiple goals in their final fixture. This one could have 5 or 6 goals which makes multiple goals from Panama huge value.

Recommended Bets

Best: Over 2.5 goals ($1.73)
Other: Panama Over 1.5 goals ($3.20)
Value: Both Teams Score In Each Half – YES/YES ($12.00)


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

What time is kick off? The game starts at 9pm (local time) on June 28. In Australia, kick-off will be at 4am on June 29th.

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 are fully fit.

Who’s the referee? Not yet announced.

What happened the last time they played each other? These sides have never played each other before.