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Colombia vs Panama – Match Preview

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Colombia is set to face Panama in a thrilling Copa America quarterfinal. The match will take place at the State Farm Stadium on Friday, July 6th, at 22:00 GMT. Both teams will compete on neutral ground, without the support of a home crowd. Colombia, with odds of a home win at 1.33, is the favorite. Panama, seen as the underdog with odds of an away win at 12.00, aims to surprise and progress in the tournament.

Colombia – Form

Colombia has been performing solidly, with their last three games all in the Copa America. They drew 1-1 with Brazil on July 3, 2024, thanks to Daniel Munoz’s goal. Before that, they beat Costa Rica 3-0 with goals from Luis Diaz, Davinson Sanchez, and Jhon Cordoba. They also won 2-1 against Paraguay, with Munoz and Jefferson Lerma scoring. These results were expected by bookmakers.

Panama – Form

Panama has had varied results recently. They beat Bolivia 3:1 on July 2, 2024, in the Copa America, with goals from Jose Fajardo, Eduardo Guerrero, and Cesar Yanis. They also secured a 2:1 win against the USA, despite the odds. However, they lost 3:1 to Uruguay, with Michael Murillo scoring the lone goal. These results show Panama’s potential for surprises.

Colombia – Panama – Head to Head

Colombia and Panama last met on June 3, 2019, with Colombia winning 3:0 in a friendly match. Over the last 10 encounters, each team has won 5 times, showing a balanced rivalry. In the past 5 matches, there were no games where both teams scored. The last 3 matches between them have had over 2.5 goals, suggesting potential for high-scoring games.

Colombia – Panama – Standings

This quarter-final match in the Copa America does not involve standings. It’s a knockout stage game, focusing on performance rather than accumulated points. Both teams aim to secure a semi-final spot. Since it’s a single-elimination round, past group stage performances are less relevant.

Colombia vs Panama – Top scorers

Luis Diaz, with 4 goals, leads Colombia’s attack. Daniel Munoz, a defender, has also contributed 3 goals. Jhon Arias, Jhon Cordoba, and Rafael Santos Borre each have 3 goals, showing a strong offense. For Panama, Jose Fajardo leads with 5 goals. Jose Luis Rodriguez has scored 3 times, and Michael Murillo and Cesar Blackman have also contributed. Cesar Yanis has scored once, rounding off Panama’s scorers.

Colombia vs Panama – Full-Time Betting

Colombia, with 25 matches unbeaten, is the favorite at odds of 1.33. The odds for a draw are 4.75, and for a Panama win, 12.00. Colombia’s better record and shorter injury list make them favorites. The “halftime-fulltime” bet for Colombia is at 1.80. The “draw-no-bet” option for Colombia is at 1.083. The “double-chance” bet for Colombia or a draw is at 1.05, and for Panama to win or draw, 1.182.

Colombia vs Panama – Over/Under Betting

The “Over 2.5” bet is at 1.80, with “Under 2.5” at 2.00. Historical data shows 3 out of the last 4 matches had over 2.5 goals. Colombia’s scoring ability and Panama’s potential make “Over 2.5” an attractive bet.

Colombia vs Panama – BTTS Betting

Odds for “BTTS: Yes” are at 2.20, and for “No” at 1.615. Considering the teams’ defensive strengths and the importance of the match, “BTTS: No” at 1.615 is more likely.

Colombia vs Panama – Prediction