Belgium v Panama Predictions & Betting Odds – World Cup 2018

Red Devils to breeze to big win

Belgium v Panama- World Cup 2018

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

This could be a pretty tough introduction to life in the World Cup for Panama, who will be entering their debut match against Belgium on Monday. Predictions for the Belgium v Panama game all point towards this be a comfortable victory for the Europeans and boosting goal difference could be important in the group as the Red Devils will challenge England for the top spot. This is going to be a long 90 minutes for the underdogs.

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Belgium were the joint top goalscorers alongside Germany in World Cup 2018 qualification from UEFA. It is 43 goals that the Red Devils put on the board in their successful campaign and given the amount of scoring power that they have, then this really should be a walk in the park for them. This will be a good opportunity for them to drive home some goals and boost their goal difference in the group and this should be a bit of an embarrassing mismatch. So much so that options become a little bit blurred in the correct score market so we are going to skip past that in our Belgium v Panama betting tips and instead we are going to back the Belgians to run up a few goals by backing the game to finish over 3.5 goals 13/8 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on June 14th, 2018 at 5:54 p.m.). Realistically it is going to be that easy for Belgium. Also because of the lack of threat that is going to come from Panama a sensible betting tip in this match is to back the Belgians to collect a clean sheet regardless of the final score.

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You can consider odds of 4/7 at bet365 on Belgium to win to nil* (Betting Odds were taken on June 14th, 2018 at 5:54 p.m.). Their main striker Romelu Lukaku is probably going to be licking his lips at this opportunity and with the pace and power of the big man, it is likely that he is going to be bullying the Panama defence all afternoon. We cannot ignore the 13/5 odds option in the bet365 first goalscorer market on Romelu Lukaku for our Belgium v Panama betting tips. Both Belgium and England are expected to win their opening two fixtures of Group G and therefore goal difference could come into play in the final round of group stage matches when the two European nations meet. Belgium have won eight of their last 10 fixtures, collecting a draw in the other two games in that sequence. The Red Devils have collected four clean sheets in their last five games and have also netted at least three goals in three of their last four fixtures.

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This is a big occasion for Panama who are making their World Cup debut, however, it is not likely to turn out very well for them at all. They will have seen Belgium run up goals in recent matches against the likes of Saudi Arabia, Costa Rica and Egypt and will likely be fearing the worst. Panama squeezed through to the World Cup only in the final round of qualification matches and they did so with a negative goal difference as well. Panama have produced one goal in their last five games and in that sequence they were hammered 6-0 against Switzerland at the end of March. Panama are not likely to threaten the Belgium defence and looking at their current form they have lost four of their last seven played. It’s hard to imagine that Panama’s defences go to stay with a clean sheet for very long into this fixture and therefore 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 in our Belgium v Panama predictions.

Belgium v Panama Head to Head

Belgium and Panama have never met before.

Belgium v Panama Betting 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 v Panama Predictions

Belgium should be able to win this encounter and you are not likely to see much of a bigger mismatch of the entire tournament and this game. The Red Devils are likely to get up and running quickly in the match and in our Belgium v Panama predictions there is a comfortable option of a Belgium-Belgium half time/full time bet to look at.