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Panama vs USA: Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview

Panama vs USA- Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview

The semi-finals of the 2023 Concacaf Gold Cup get underway on Thursday, starting with hosts USA taking on Panama at 12:30am (UK time).

Panama vs USA: Betting tips

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Panama vs USA: Predictions

Panama vs USA: Predictions

Bet Prediction Best odds
BTTS? No 4/6 with Lottoland
Correct score Panama 0-2 USA 21/4 with Lottoland
First Goalscorer Jesus Ferreira 19/4 with Lottoland

It has been a gruelling and entertaining Gold Cup so far, and we are now entering the final stages of the competition. Defending champions USA have made it through to another semi-final, and they face a Panama side who have been exceptional in this tournament so far, recently smashing guest nation Qatar 4-0.

The Stars and Stripes are looking to equal Mexico’s record for the most Gold Cups in the competition’s history, and they are now just two games away from realising that, though El Tri are, of course, on the other side of the semi-final bracket, facing Jamaica — so we could have a very exciting showpiece later this month.

After topping Group A, B. J. Callaghan’s side faced bordering nation Canada in an enthralling quarter-final. Brandon Vazquez thought he won the game for USA in the dying embers, but Canada struck back in the 93rd minute through Steven Vitoria. Two more goals ensued in extra-time, before USA won on penalties.

Panama meanwhile also topped their group in style, going unbeaten. Thomas Christiansen’s Los Canaleros then thumped Qatar 4-0 in the quarter-final, though the guests were severely hampered due to a number of suspensions. The Central American nation have never won this competition, but they did reach the final in 2005, where they came up short against Thursday’s opponents.

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Panama vs USA match stats

Jesus Ferreira has played like a man possessed for the United States this tournament, with the Colombia-born forward netting six goals, two more than his closest challenger in the Golden Boot race. Panama’s Ismael Diaz is the player clinging to his coattails in the scoring charts, with the Universidad Catolica winger adding to his tally by netting a nine-minute hat-trick in the quarter-final against Qatar. United States’ Brandon Vazquez is the joint-third-highest scorer in the 2023 Gold Cup with three goals.

Panama vs USA: Squawka Says

Scoreline prediction: Panama 0-2 USA

Panama vs USA head-to-head

28 Mar 2022 – Panama 5-1 USA – World Cup qualifier

11 Oct 2021 – USA 1-0 Panama – World Cup qualifier

16 Nov 2020 – Panama 6-2 USA – International friendly

27 Jun 2019 – USA 0-1 Panama – Concacaf Gold Cup

28 Jan 2019 – Panama 3-0 USA – International friendly

These two nations last met in a World Cup qualifier last year. Gregg Berhalter’s men battered Christiansen’s side 5-1, thanks to a Christian Pulisic hat-trick, Paul Arriola and that man Jesus Ferreira.


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