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England v Panama Tips: Can England make it two wins from two?

| 22.06.2018

England squeezed past Tunisia in the most dramatic of fashion last week.

Harry Kane scored his second of the game in second-half injury time to seal a 2-1 win for the Three Lions.

It was the first time they’ve won their opening match of a World Cup in 12 years and sets them up to advance to the next round.

Panama held their own for much of their opening game but Belgium’s quality eventually shone through in a 3-0 win.

The Panama President Juan Carlos Varela said the World Cup puts the nation on the map.

But to continue in this tournament they will have to beat England this afternoon.

England are 1/4 to win and seal a spot in the knock-out rounds. A Panama win is at a longer 16/1.

A draw is at 9/2.

Dele Alli was clearly playing with an injury for much of the game against Tunisia. He started well and his combination with Jesse Lingard and Raheem Sterling should have reaped more than the one goal in the first-half.

It’s thought that the Tottenham midfielder will make way for Ruben Loftus-Cheek in the starting line-up.

Loftus-Cheek came on for the last ten minutes and injected some much needed energy and some guile which could be rewarded.

Marcus Rashford might also come into the team. The Manchester United striker could replace Raheem Sterling to play alongside talisman Harry Kane.

Rashford netted a scorcher in the warm-up game against Costa Rica and is 11/4 to score first in this one.

Kane though, is fresh from his last-gasp winner and is 2/1 to be the last goal-scorer again.

Danny Welbeck has the best goal-to-game ratio in the England squad and could play some part in this.

The Arsenal man is 4/5 to net any time.

Panama did pose some threat for Belgium in the first half. Strikers Luis Tejada and Blas Perez are 7/2 and 4/1 to score any time respectively.

Roman Torres scored the 88th minute winner to drag Panama to the finals. He is 22/1 to repeat the feat and bag any time.

England to win to nil though, is 16/5.

All Odds and Markets correct as of date of publication



Charlie Dear

Charlie has covered sport for the likes of The Guardian, Football365 and FourFourTwo. Arsenal sufferer. German football enthusiast.