Panama has yet to make their mark on the scoreboard at the World Cup, and with a record of 17 conceded goals and none scored in their last four matches, they’re struggling. On the other hand, France leads their group and aims to secure the top spot with a win.
France takes the group’s reins After a 2-1 triumph over Brazil in their recent match, France is making significant strides towards securing the leading position in Group F. Their initial struggle against Jamaica didn’t set the best tone, but the subsequent victory has boosted their World Cup title aspirations.
France’s slip against Jamaica means they have yet to lock down a place in the next stage. However, they are widely expected to claim the top spot with a win, as they’re pitted against Panama, a team already eliminated from the tournament.
Panama faces a challenging conclusion Panama, the underdogs, have already suffered two zero-score losses in Australia. They kicked off the tournament with a 4-0 defeat to Brazil, followed by a 1-0 loss to Jamaica. This continues Panama’s four-match losing streak without scoring a goal, having suffered a 7-0 loss to Spain and a 5-0 defeat to Japan prior to the tournament.
France, still striving to secure their place in the last 16, are unlikely to hold back. It’s hard to imagine they will have much difficulty overcoming this Panama team. Although the French team hasn’t found their optimal attacking rhythm, they seem well-positioned to cruise past one of the tournament’s weakest teams. Therefore, backing them to clear a -3 handicap seems like a solid bet.