Panama face Bolivia within the opening match of the Group D fixture of the Copa America Centenario version on the Tenting World Stadium in Orlando, Florida.
Panama are an invited workforce within the competitors and so they alongside Bolivia are the 2 weakest groups within the group which additionally consists of South American heavy weights Argentina and Chile. The Los Canaleros should not in one of the best of the varieties, however have a historical past of constructing a powerful assertion in tournaments. They completed third in final 12 months’s CONCACAF Gold Cup after beating USA on penalties and have been semi-finalists within the earlier two editions. Panama performed two warm-up matches this month as preparation for the match, Zero-Zero draw towards Venezuela and a Zero-2 loss to Brazil.
Bolivia had been quarter finalists within the final version of Copa America after eliminating group favorites Mexico and a powerful Ecuador. They acquired the pedigree, however their present kind is way from spectacular. The La Verde have now misplaced 4 matches in succession and their Four-Zero loss to USA is an indication of what to anticipate from them in coming weeks.
Head To Head
Panama have been victorious within the final two matches performed in opposition to Bolivia, each worldwide friendlies performed in the identical 12 months of 2011.
Of their newest assembly, Bolivia had been crushed Three-1 on the on August 2011. Took the lead after 7 minutes by way of Juan Carlos Arce, however two targets inside 10 minutes from Luis Tejada put Panama in entrance and the tally was accomplished by a Armando Cooper purpose within the harm time.
The earlier assembly was within the March of the identical yr, Panama gained it 2-Zero, Gabriel Gomez and Luis Renteria discovered the again on the web on both halves.
The match is of upper significance for each side as whoever wins it have an opportunity of qualifying from the group if they’re able to upset one of many greater groups within the group.
Bolivia’s present type offers little to hope for and they’re approaching the again of 9 defeats of their final 10 video games in all competitions. They haven’t scored of their final two matches, however conceded an alarming 11 targets of their final 4, a fee of two.75 objectives per match.
Panama has been tipped as favourites to win this match by the bookmakers as they had been victorious within the two matches they performed towards Bolivia. However their scoring kind might be a priority right here as they’ve scored simply as soon as of their final 5 matches.
Each groups are very possible to offer their all on this fixture so as to seize a win and push nearer to qualify from the group. This can be a very dangerous match to foretell, however I want to go towards the chances and again Bolivia to repeat the heroics of final Copa and are available on high on the remaining whistle.
Rating Prediction: Panama Zero-1 Bolivia.