Panama vs USA prediction, odds & betting tips – 27/06/2024

The 2024 Copa America hosts USA got off to the perfect start on matchday one as they beat Bolivia 2-0 in Texas and next they take on Group C's whipping boys Panama.

The 2018 World Cup qualifiers suffered a 3-1 defeat against one of the pre-tournament favourites Uruguay in their first match and face another tough challenge on matchday two.

We're expecting an entertaining 90 minutes between Group C's two non-South American nations but can't see the result ending anyway but a win for the USA.

Panama vs USA prediction: Back-to-back wins for the Stars and Stripes?

Key Stats

  • Three of the last four meetings between these two nations have ended with both teams finding the back of the net.
  • Both teams have scored in three of the USA's last five fixtures.
  • The USA have won 19 of their previous 27 games against Panama.
  • Monaco's Folarin Balogun scored his fourth international goal for the USA against Bolivia on matchday one.

Pre-game odds and win probability: USA the clear favourite

  • HOME: 8/1 (9.00) – 11.1%
  • DRAW: 4/1 (5.00) – 20%
  • AWAY: 2/5 (1.40) – 71.4%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

USA are the expected winner of this game with a probability of 71.4%, and we can't see this match ending in anything but a win for the tournament's hosts.

You can find all our predictions for today's games on our football betting tips page.

Last five H2Hs: USA lead

The last five encounters between these two nations have produced three wins for the USA and two wins for Panama.

CONCACAF Gold Cup 13/07/23

USA

USA

1 (4)
Panama

Panama

1 (5)

North & Central America - World Cup Qualifying 28/03/22

USA

USA

5
Panama

Panama

1

Central America - World Cup Qualifying 10/10/21

Panama

Panama

1
USA

USA

0

International Match 16/11/20

USA

USA

6
Panama

Panama

2

CONCACAF Gold Cup 27/06/19

Panama

Panama

0
USA

USA

1

Panama preview: Their toughest game is out of the way

Panama were always going to be the huge outsiders when they took on Uruguay on matchday one, where they fell behind in the 16th minute.

However, the Central American minnows held firm until the latter stages of this encounter when Uruguay doubled their advantage five minutes from time and made it 3-0 in stoppage time. Panama did pull a goal back through defender Amir Murillo in the 95th minute but it was no more than a consolation.

Predicted lineup: Mosquera (GK), Davis, Miller, Murillo, Córdoba, Fariña, Martínez, Carrasquilla, Bárcenas, Rodríguez & Fajardo 

Copa America 06/07/24

L

Colombia

Colombia

5

Panama

Panama

0

Copa America 02/07/24

W

Bolivia

Bolivia

1

Panama

Panama

3

Copa America 27/06/24

W

USA

USA

1

Panama

Panama

2

Copa America 24/06/24

L

Uruguay

Uruguay

3

Panama

Panama

1

International Match 16/06/24

L

Paraguay

Paraguay

1

Panama

Panama

0

USA preview: Looking to build upon Bolivia win

The USA started brightly against Bolivia, taking the lead through captain Christian Pulisic after just three minutes.

Gregg Berhalter added a second, killer goal, just before the break when Pulisic turned provider for Moncao forward Florian Balogun.

The 2024 Copa America hosts will be looking to seal their qualification for the knockout stage before they play Uruguay on matchday three as that will be their most difficult game to take any points from.

Predicted lineup: Turner (GK), Ream, Robinson, Scally, Richards, Adams, Pulišić, McKennie, Weah, Reyna & Balogun

Copa America 02/07/24

L

Uruguay

Uruguay

1

USA

USA

0

Copa America 27/06/24

L

Panama

Panama

2

USA

USA

1

Copa America 23/06/24

W

Bolivia

Bolivia

0

USA

USA

2

International Match 12/06/24

D

Brazil

Brazil

1

USA

USA

1

International Match 08/06/24

L

Colombia

Colombia

5

USA

USA

1

Player to watch – Christian Pulisic

Christian Pulisic is the most experienced player in the USA squad and makes the perfect choice to captain Gregg Berhalter's side.

Christian Pulisic player to watch
United States forward Christian Pulisic celebrates his goal against Bolivia – Photo by Icon Sport

The AC Milan forward has made 69 appearances for his country and scored his 30th goal for the USA in the 2-0 win over Bolivia, continuing his fine form from the latest Serie A season which saw him net 12 goals in 36 matches.

The USA captain led by example in the opening group game

We're backing the 25-year-old former Chelsea player to put in another man-of-the-match display against Panama this week, helping to guide the USA to the three points that will see them qualify for the knockout stage.


A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time betting tips writer for a few years. Following that, James joined Football Whispers in December 2020 and has been a permanent fixture ever-since, currently covering the Premier League amongst other things