Belgium v Panama Betting Preview & Predictions – World Cup 2018

18th June 2018 | World Cup Betting category: World Cup 2018 Betting Predictions
Belgium v Panama- World Cup 2018

Belgium vs Panama World Cup 2018 Preview 18th June – 4.00 p.m
(Full time: 3:0 – goals: Mertens 47′, Lukaku 69′, 75′)

Belgium will get the chance to open their World Cup 2018 campaign with a big scoreline. Belgium will be looking to build an advantage of goal difference before their meeting with England down the line in the final round of group stage matches. Belgium are in great form at the moment and are being tipped to cause problems to the big five at the tournament. This is Panama’s first ever World Cup match, and our predictions for Belgium v Panama suggests the underdogs are going to be heavily outplayed.

Belgium vs Panama Odds*

Belgium 2/11
Draw 13/2
Panama 20/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 14th, 2018 at 5:54 p.m.)

Belgium vs Panama Preview

In World Cup 2018 qualifying from UEFA, Belgium were the joint top goalscorers alongside Germany with 43 goals netted in their 10 games. Given how consistently that they have been scoring then this should be a very easy opener for them against Panama. This is likely to be such a lopsided game it is just going to be one-way traffic. Belgium can run up a big score and they are really looking good to do so. It would be a good way to open and gain some confidence in front of goal, and that would drive up their goal difference in the group as well. Because that there are a potential of a fair few goals for Belgium in this one it’s hard to pin down value in the correct score market. So for our Belgium v Panama predictions, instead you are probably better off just looking at the game going over 3.5 goals for 13/8 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on June 14th, 2018 at 5:54 p.m.). Regardless of how many goals at Belgium manage to run up in this game, more likely than not they are going to collect a clean sheet.

Belgium to cruise to win

You can have a punt on Belgium to win to nil option for/7 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on June 14th, 2018 at 5:54 p.m.). Romelu Lukaku will be keen to get up and running with his goal tally at the World Cup this summer and this game alone could put him well in contention for winning the Golden Boot. For our Belgium v Panama predictions, it is hard to ignore the 13/5 odds on Romelu Lukaku in the bet365 first goalscorer market. Belgium are in cracking form at the moment as they have posted a W8 D2 record in their last ten games and they only dropped two points in their World Cup qualification campaign too. Also, Belgium have earned a clean sheet in their last five games and have also netted at least three goals in three of their last four fixtures.

Panama defence to crumble quickly

This will in a way, be a day of celebration for Panama who will be kicking off in their first ever World Cup Fixture. But the outcome isn’t likely to be anything to celebrate for them because they could be in for a rough 90 minutes. Belgium have had easy successes recently against the likes of Saudi Arabia, Costa Rica and Egypt, running up goals in each of them and that doesn’t bode well for Panama here. As an attacking unit Panama have produced only one goal in their last five games and during that sequence, Switzerland crushed them 6-0. It is hard to see Panama getting any kind of quality ball to hurt the Belgians and with their current form having produced four defeats in their last seven played, there’s little hope for them here. It is just going to be a matter of how long they can hold on to their clean sheet for in the game. For our Belgium v Panama predictions were are thinking not long and a Belgium/Belgium halftime/full-time option is 8/13 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on June 14th, 2018 at 5:54 p.m.) which makes for a solid option.

Belgium v Panama Predictions

There are good options to consider in this game, from the correct score market to Belgium to win to nil but we are going with another simple option of Belgium/Belgium half-time/full-time wager as the Red Devils are likely to get up and running quickly against weaker opposition.

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