2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup: USA vs. Panama

Published July 13, 2015 by Amir G

2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup: USA vs. Panama

Will Panama manage to get out of a tight spot in tonight's CONACAF Gold Cup group game against the USA? (kickoff 02:30 UK time).

Sporting Park at Kansas City is today's venue for the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group A meeting between the United States and Panama (kickoff 02:30 UK time).

United States

The Americans have guaranteed advancement to the knockout stage, reigning atop Group A with 6 points after beating Honduras (2-1) and Haiti (1-0). Given that they are 4 points away from the second ranked Panama and 5 points from Honduras and Haiti, there is less incentive for the USA to give it all they got tonight.

Still the Americans can't be too complacent today as their victories against Honduras and Haiti weren't at all a walk in the park. The team's best performing player is Clint Dempsey who scored all 3 goals for the USA so far in the group stage, but he and Michael Bradley might rest. If they do play, Dempsey is an optimal bet for goalscorer markets.

Panama

Opposed to the comfortable position the Americans have, for Panama it's a whole different story. The Panamanians have drawn both of their matches with Haiti and Honduras, scoring once in both games, and they led over these teams only by one point due to their loss to the USA.

Any result in the game between Honduras and Haiti will put Panama in a tight spot, tied at two points or three two points behind a possible winner between the two. How Panama will go about tonight makes this game all the more intriguing, as a slip up could mean not advancing to the knockout stages.

Odds

The Americans are the big favorites for this match, but considering the great urgency on Panama's shoulders to win this game we could always witness a sensation. Over at bet365 Sports, USA was favorite in full time result with 3/5 against Panama's 19/4. For the nightbirds, the game will be live at bet365 with an exciting range of in-play bets that punters wager as the action takes place.

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See also

CONCACAF Gold Cup Match Preview - Cuba vs US


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