Two sides playing for pride face off in Group G following defeats in their opening matches. Tunisia troubled both England and Belgium but ultimately came up short whilst Panama suffered heavy defeats against both sides in their first ever World Cup appearance. With both teams playing without pressure and fear this could be a footballing carnival between two sides that will have enjoyed their World Cup journeys.
FIFA World Cup – Group G – Tunisia vs Panama – Mordovia Arena.
Thursday 28th June 2018
Kick-off: 19.00 GMT
- Tunisia – Best Odds – 5/6 (Ladbrokes)
- Panama – Best Odds – 16/5 (Coral)
- Draw – Best Odds – 11/4 (Betfred)
Regardless of result, this will be the final game of the tournament for Tunisia who will look back on conceding a last minute winner against England with regret.
In their first World Cup since 2006, Tunisia have once again failed to get out of the group stages but will be eager to finish on a high here.
Wahbi Khazri scored against Belgium and he looks to be the principal goal threat for the Tunisians who will play on the front foot here.
In their first ever World Cup, Panama have struggled – conceding 9 goals in their opening 2 games against England and Belgium.
Their journey has been remarkable to the World Cup and they will be looking to build on this with Qatar 2022 in mind.
Felipe Baloy scored Panama’s first ever World Cup goal and the 37 year old has been talismanic so far for Panama in Russia.
Head to Head
This is the first meeting between these two World Cup minnows and it’s sure to be a fascinating encounter.
Odds and Predictions
Now that both of these sides have scored at the World Cup it could be a very open game.
Both teams to score – YES – looks a very good bet at 8/11 with William Hill.
Wahbi Khazri scored last time out for Tunisia and should take confidence from that.
Wahbi Khazri to score anytime looks an excellent bet at 6/4 with Bet Bright.
With both teams eliminated, it could be an open game between two care-free sides that will be using their squad.
Over 2.5 goals in the game looks a solid bet at 3/4 with Betway.
Tunisia finished strongly against Belgium and should have too much for Panama here.
Tunisia to win the match is a super bet at 5/6 with Ladbrokes.
Tunisia 2 – 1 Panama – 7/1 with 888 Sport.
Top Betting Tip
This should be an entertaining game between two sides looking to impress and Tunisia should have too much quality for Panama here.
Tunisia to win the match and both teams to score looks a brilliant bet at 12/5 with Bet Victor.