Stadium: Nizhny Novgorod Stadium
TV: BBC One
England were made to sweat before finally edging out Tunisia 2-1 in their World Cup opener but are expected to enjoy a much smoother success versus Panama.
Los Canaleros looked out of their depth when beaten 3-0 by Belgium in a first ever match at this level and should again find the pace too hot here.
We like 3/2 for the Three Lions to oblige by more than two clear goals as our first England vs Panama prediction.
A Look At England’s Betting Odds
England looked in control after Harry Kane had put them ahead against Tunisia but allowed the Eagles of Carthage back in the game via a soft penalty.
Gareth Southgate’s side then struggled to break down a stubborn, physical and sometimes cynical rearguard.
However, a second opportunist goal from Tottenham striker Kane in stoppage time prompted wild celebrations.
“We recovered from a harsh decision and kept our composure, which pleased me,” said Southgate.
“In the second half, we dominated the game, kept our patience and looked for good opportunities, rather than just throwing the ball in the box and hoping.
“Our attacking players were a threat all night. We’ve done a lot of work on them and I think we got just reward for that, so I was really pleased with what we did.”
A Look At Panama’s Betting Odds
Panama managed to hold out until the break against Belgium, but that was more down to some sloppy play from their opponents.
After the interval, Dries Mertens broke the deadlock with a fine volley, before Romelu Lukaku benefitted from assists by Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard to bag a neat brace.
Los Canaleros head coach Hernan Dario Gomez said: “It was an incredible experience for our country and I think that our performance was not bad.
“You’re never happy when you lose but I told my players that they lost with dignity. We will keep growing and learning.”
Panama struggled to cope whenever Belgium put a few positive passes together, though, and we think England can also expose their limitations.
Top spot in this group could be decided on goal difference, so the Three Lions should go for the jugular and 33/4 for a 4-0 triumph completes our England vs Tunisia betting tips.
Tunisia 1-2 ENGLAND – Kane (2)
Belgium 3-0 PANAMA