Belgium vs Panama Today’s Soccer Prediction
Belgium-Panama – One of the favorites of this Mundial, the selection of Belgium and one of the biggest outsiders of the Panama team, opens a competition in Group “G”, which is also England, and Tunisia, so it is clear that all but the placement of two European national teams in the eighth Final, be real sensation. The Belgians were very dominant in the qualifications, and they were invincible in friendly tours, which gave them the right to hope for a great achievement in Russia, while Panama, as a debutant at the Mundials, of course, without too much expectation and are happy because of the placement itself. Until now, these two selections did not meet with each other. Start: 18.06.2018. – 17:00 SEV
Belgium qualified virtually without error, with nine victories and a draw, while they defeated all friendly matches after that, but now everything falls on the ground, because the Mundial begins and they have to show the strength, and justify what is he expects them. And it is expected very much, since they are individually really well covered in all positions and gained a great experience in the previous two big competitions that were also ranked among favorites, but they just did not justify it. It can not be said that they were disappointed because they both played quarter-finals, however, at the EP in France two years ago, they eliminated Wales and that was a great disappointment. They changed after that the selectors and the arrival of Robert Martinez lost only one match and they were very efficient, both in qualifications and in friendly tours.
Only Greece got the draw in the qualifications, and after that, they played a lot with Mexico and Portugal. All the other opponents were winning, some and very convincing, and they ate carefully. As an introduction to this match, it was the last stand-by match against Costa Rica, who started poorly and received a goal, but after that they completely broke the rivals for the final 4-0. There was a lot of dust about the failure of the midfielder Nainggolan, but this was pushed back to the other, so all the forces focused on success in Russia. They have problems with Vermaelen and Kompanya injuries, while the rest of the team is roughly aware of and there should be no surprises.
The probable starting line of Belgium: Courtois – Alderweireld, Boyata, Vertonghen – Meunier, Witsel, de Bruyne, Carrasco – Mertens, E.Hazard – R.Lukaku
Panama is the first time in the world championship and, of course, this success in qualifications has thrown this nation into a trance, and as for the appearances in Russia, there is absolutely no pressure and this could be a mitigating circumstance. They made their own by qualifying to win the third place, behind Mexico and Costa Rica, and left behind favored Americans behind them. Friendly matches after the qualifications showed that Mundial really does not have great prospects because they could not do anything against any strong rivals.
They were able to remarry with Wales and S.Ireland on their own field, on the eve of their departure to Europe, where they prepared for the end of play against Norway. And this duel was lost with 1: 0 and it was barely received at the very opening of the match. It is clear that they are very hard to reach the goal of the opponents, so they scored only one goal in the previous five tournaments, in triumph over Trinidad and Tobago, while particularly sick was defeat from Switzerland with 6: 0. Not in this selection of some big stars, and only a few players perform in European teams, and this is not the best, and it is certain that in this game you will be locked in with only one striker.
The probable initial composition of Panama: Penedo – Machado, R. Torres, Escobar, Ovalle – Godoy, G.Gomez – Barcenas, Rodriguez, Cooper – G.Torres
Belgium is one of the choices that hope for great success in this championship, maybe even the title of the champions, and when it is already so, then against the debutant of Panama, we should immediately demonstrate the strength, which we expect to do, because the difference in quality really huge.
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