Bolivia vs Panama Preview: Los Canaleros Vow For The Knockout Stage

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
1 July 2024, 13:04

Bolivia vs Panama

The Copa America 2024 group stage is set to conclude with a crucial match between Bolivia and Panama on July 2, 2024, at the Inter&Co Stadium in Orlando. This Group C encounter carries significant implications for both teams, particularly for Panama, who still have a chance to advance to the quarterfinals. Bolivia enters the match in a precarious position, having lost their first two games and failing to score a single goal in the tournament so far. On the other hand, Panama comes into this game with renewed hope after their surprising 2-1 victory over the host nation, the United States, in their previous match. After this result, the team comes as a favourite of the upcoming game, as per Bolivia vs Panama odds. 

Bolivia Team News

Bolivia's Copa America 2024 campaign has been nothing short of disastrous. La Verde have suffered defeats in both of their opening games and are yet to open their goalscoring account in the tournament. Their chances of advancing to the knockout stages are extremely slim, requiring not only a victory but also a significant goal difference swing in their favour. Under the guidance of coach Antônio Carlos Zago, Bolivia will need to address their offensive struggles if they hope to salvage any pride from this tournament. Players like Fernando Saucedo, who has shown glimpses of quality in midfield, will need to step up and inspire a much-improved performance.

Panama Team News

Panama, on the other hand, has shown some resilience in their Copa America journey. After a 3-1 loss to Uruguay in their opening match, Los Canaleros bounced back with a memorable 2-1 victory over the United States. This win has kept their hopes of qualifying for the quarterfinals alive, but they will need to secure another positive result against Bolivia and hope for a favourable outcome in the USA vs Uruguay match. Panama will be without the services of Adalberto Carrasquilla, who is suspended after receiving a red card in the previous match. Coach Thomas Christiansen is likely to field Abdiel Ayarza as Carrasquilla's replacement. The team will be relying on the impact of players like José Fajardo, whose goal against the USA demonstrated his ability to change the course of a game.

Bolivia vs Panama Prediction

Panama to Win

Panama, after a surprising win against the United States found themselves in a position where they have serious chances for qualifying for the knockout stage. While the United States will face Uruguay, which is among the best teams in South America in terms of display, Panama will face the outsider of the group. Another source of optimism comes from the fact that the nominal guests won 4 last consecutive matches, including a Copa America 2016 clash (2-1). With the spirits uplifted, Panama can aim for a historic appearance in the playoffs. This Bolivia vs Panama prediction comes at 1.59 at MrPlay.

Total Goals Over 2.5

Bolivia is yet to score its first goal in this Copa America campaign and the manager Antonio Carlos Zago promised that it will happen in the upcoming match. Naturally, Bolivia wants to end its campaign on a bright note, despite its overall poor performance. Panama’s defence is not without its flaws, but the team’s attack will eagerly exploit the opportunities at the back as soon as Bolivia gets carried away too much. This opens the room for a productive football that can bring plenty of goals. This outcome can be picked up at 1.90 at MrPlay.

First Half Winner - Panama

Bolivia is among the weakest teams on the continent and its display in this campaign is equally disappointing - 2 losses out of 2. Moreover, the team is extremely vulnerable in the beginning of the matches, having lost 4 out 5 first halves in their last matches, and conceding first for the 5 consecutive games. Panama can exploit this opportunity to gain an advantage as early as possible, eagerly looking at the results of the match between the United States and Uruguay. This Bolivia vs Panama tip comes at 2.08 at MrPlay.

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