England vs Panama, LIVE World Cup 2018: Live stream Prediction, how to watch online, what time does it start, what TV channel, team news latest, betting odds and more
England will play its second match at the World Cup on Sunday when it faces Panama in Group G. The Three Liones have three points after defeating Tunisia 2-1 in the opener, while Panama is hoping to bounce back after a 3-0 defeat to Belgium in their first ever World Cup match.
When: Sunday at 8 a.m. ET
Where: Stadion Nizhny Novrogord
TV: FS1 and Telemundo
Stream: fuboTV (Try for free)
Follow: CBS Sports App
England’s players are healthy entering this match, but what about their manager? Gareth Southgate dislocated his shoulder while he was out for a run. He’s expected to handle his regular duties, but that is sure a bizarre injury for any team. His players seem fit though, so he’ll just need to be cautious if England scores and he wants to celebrate.
Gareth Southgate’s troops got off to a thrilling tart on Monday evening at Volgograd Arena. They entirely dominated the proceedings having made as many as 6 shots on goal, their best record in the first half of any World Cup match since the 1966 semi-final clash with Portugal.
Nevertheless, they failed to convert such dominance on the pitch as Tunisia even managed to go on the half time with level terms after a poor reaction from right-back Kyle Walker. Manchester City’s defender gifted Tunisia the lone chance to have a shot on target as Ferjani Sassi took advantage of it.
The second half brought a completely different story with England failing to impose any kind of threat to Tunisia’s goal. Set pieces were the biggest chance for England and they got the victory after two corners after all. Harry Kane continued his stellar form with the national side netting a goal in five consecutive caps for the Three Lions. He notched 15 in last 25 appearances for England and the Tottenham Hotspur striker will no doubts be the main danger to Panama’s goal on Saturday.
Los Canaleros enjoyed the occasion of featuring a World Cup affair for the first time in their history when they took on Belgium on Monday afternoon. They held it out to a goalless draw in the first 45 minutes, but failed to par Belgian stars’ fitness and extra class to stay competitive later on, losing 3-0 eventually.
Sunday’s total is set at 2.5 goals. England may have to do most of the work as Panama has scored only one goal over its last six games.Fortunately for Panama, its last game of the group against Tunisia has a chance at being competitive. This game on the other hand will probably look like the Belgium game did with England as the clearly superior team this time around.Of course, as any England fan would tell you, no sure thing is a sure thing when it comes to England and the World Cup.