Panama is one of the eight teams making their debut in the Women’s World Cup 2023. The team started on the wrong foot but now has a great opportunity to win their first three points against an opponent they know extremely well. Jamaica is highly motivated after getting a historic result in its first match, which is why it comes in as the soccer betting favorite.
Panama: Nothing to Lose
Qualifying for the World Cup is one thing, a huge thing, but winning at the World Cup is something else. Panama learned that the hard way after losing 4-0 to Brazil in the first match of Group F.
As the statistics show, the South American side had absolutely no trouble winning the match. Ary Borges, who ended up scoring a hat-trick, opened the score only 19 minutes into the game. Brazil won possession with 73% and finished with 32 shots in total, 26 more than Panama.
The good news for Panama is that the pressure and nerves are a thing of the past. Now, they need to go all-in right from the start because they need to balance the goal difference, which could end up being a tiebreaker.
Regarding the soccer lines, Panama is offering a +475 price to win straight up. Not bad for a team that qualified after defeating Paraguay in the inter-confederation playoffs, a team very similar to Jamaica.
Make sure to keep an eye on Marta Cox, who plays for Pachuca in the Liga MX. She’s a certified scorer that has also played for teams in Colombia, Costa Rica, and the United States.
Jamaica: Much to Win
After losing all three matches in the 2019 World Cup, Jamaica rewrote history by drawing 0-0 to France in the first match of the current edition. According to the soccer odds, their chances of even winning a point were extremely low.
The defensive unit deserves a lot of credit since France won possession with 73% and finished with 14 shots in total, eight more than Jamaica. Deneisha Blackwood, who plays as a left-back, was named Player of the Match.
“Coming into this game, we knew it was going to be the toughest ones and I think believing in ourselves as a team and each other showed and we were able to come out with a point,” said centre-back Chantelle Swaby after the match.
Unlike Panama, Jamaica managed to qualify without having to play in the inter-confederation playoffs. In fact, they finished third in the qualifiers after defeating Costa Rica 1-0 in the third-place match.
Jamaica comes in as the betting online favorite, thanks to a -145 price.
Panama vs Jamaica Head-to-Head
Panama and Jamaica didn’t collide in the latest CONCACAF qualifiers but did on the road to the 2007 and 2019 editions. Jamaica won the first match 2-0, while the second finished 2-2. Jamaica won 4-2 on penalties.
You can expect another close contest, which is why the total is set at two goals, with the under offering a -105 price. Make sure to check our Soccer live betting panel since both prices could change during the game.
Panama vs Jamaica Match Information
- Match: Panama vs Jamaica
- Date/Time: Saturday, July 29, 8:30 a.m. ET
- Location: Perth Rectangular Stadium, Perth, Australia
- Panama vs Jamaica Stream: fuboTV
Panama vs Jamaica Betting Lines
Panama vs Jamaica Picks and Prediction
A victory would allow Jamaica to dream of advancing to the Round of 16, especially if France and Brazil tie. Beyond the motivation and confidence that they won by drawing to France, there’s no doubt that Jamaica also has the physical advantage, which is why I believe you should include them in your soccer picks. Plus, let’s not forget that Khadija Shaw, who plays for Manchester City, will be leading the attacking unit.
Jamaica is listed at -145 in our Vegas Soccer lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Jamaica, you have a chance to win $69. Panama is+475, offering a chance to win $475 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Jamaica a 59.18% chance to win, with Panama at 17.39%.