Panama vs Jamaica 7/29/2023 Picks, Tips, and Odds
In Women’s Football World Cup action, Panama will face Jamaica at HBF Park in WA, Australia, on Friday, July 29, 2023, at 8:30 AM ET. As anticipated, Panama’s first-ever World Cup appearance resulted in a challenging 0-4 defeat against Brazil. Under Ignacio Quintana’s guidance, the team struggled against one of the top teams in women’s soccer, with Brazil attempting 32 shots on goal, while Panama could only manage six in response. A previous friendly match against Gibraltar on June 21 saw Panama secure a convincing 7-0 victory. However, Gibraltar’s lack of offensive attempts limited the impact of goalkeeper Yenith Bailey in that game. Unfortunately, this lack of competition in the friendly matches against Gibraltar seemed to affect Panama’s performance in subsequent exhibition games against Spain and Japan, as well as their World Cup debut against Brazil.
In their debut World Cup match last week, Panama faced a tough defeat of 4-0 against Brazil. Ary Borges was instrumental in Brazil’s victory, contributing with a hat-trick, three assists, and two goals in the blowout. Bia Zaneratto also scored a goal in the second half. Panama had only 27% possession and managed just 6 shot attempts during the game, with all six being on target. In contrast, Brazil had an impressive 32 shots on goal, with 10 of them successfully finding the back of the net.
- Panama is currently facing a goal difference of -16 as a result of their three consecutive losses.
- In their last four matches, Panama has been quite impressive in terms of goal-scoring, netting more than 2.5 goals in each game, with an average of 5.75 goals per match.
- Additionally, in their two most recent head-to-head meetings with Jamaica, there has been an abundance of goals, with over 2.5 goals being scored in each game. On average, these encounters have seen 4.00 goals per game.
Panama vs Jamaica 7/29/2023 Picks, Tips, and Odds
Meanwhile, Jamaica put out a valiant effort to hold France to a scoreless draw in their opening match. The Reggae Girlz moved up to joint-second place in Group F with one point as a result of the tie, while Panama finished last in the rankings. In that match, Jamaica had 28% of the possession and 6 shots on goal, two of which were successful. Five of France’s 14 goal attempts were successful.
The squad from Jamaica was most likely the weakest in this group. The thrilling tie against France in the first game, a challenge that matters just as much, if not more, than a triumph, however, is when everything shifted. It was epic due to the outcome as well as the fact that the players of this squad, who lacked assistance from their Federation, were forced to market raffle tickets in order to pay for their tickets and attend this Women’s World Cup. Due to the players’ efforts and the Jamaican organization’s lack of cooperation, Cedella Marley, the singer’s daughter, had to donate money to the cause back in 2008 in order to prevent the demise of women’s football.
- Three of Jamaica’s previous five games went over 2.5 goals overall, including two games that went over 6.5 goals overall.
- Jamaica shocked everyone by defeating France, who are rated fifth in the FIFA rankings, without losing in the opening round.
- Jamaica defeated Panama in both of their most recent meetings, however, one of those victories required penalties.
Panama vs Jamaica. The Womens Football WC pick for this game is Jamaica. The two parties will now meet for the third time. Their most recent encounter was in a friendly match that Jamaica won 3-1 in May 2015. In five of Panama’s past seven games, the first goal was scored within the first 30 minutes. With their tie against France, Jamaica earned its first-ever World Cup point. When they held France to a scoreless draw in their opening match, Jamaica achieved what is likely their best-ever performance. Prior to this, The Reggae Girlz made history by being the first Caribbean country to qualify for two consecutive World Cups. They then unexpectedly scored their first points in the Mundial as a result of this. However, that outcome came at a price, as it disqualified their top striker Khadijah Shaw from playing in their subsequent match as a result of her tardy red card in the draw.
In contrast, Panama suffered a crushing defeat to Brazil in their World Cup debut, demonstrating the superiority of the Canal Girls over the Brazilians at this level. The Republic of Ireland, Zambia, and Vietnam were already ousted from this World Cup, so things did not exactly according to plan for the debutant teams. Panama will want to follow in the footsteps of the Philippines, who shocked the hosts, New Zealand, by going against the odds. In the event of a scoreless draw, we are betting on the shared spoils. Jamaica will win to a predicted score of 3-1.
Womens Football WC Starting Time: 8:30 PM ET
Location: Perth Rectangular Stadium, Australia
Date: Friday, July 29, 2023
TV: Fox Sports 1
Womens Football WC Odds: Jamaica -144
Womens Football WC Totals: 2.5