- USA have won their last three meetings with Panama and are unbeaten in 13 head-to-heads.
- USA have won four of their last six games, three of them to nil.
- Panama have lost four of their last eight games.
Exciting USA squad to get back to winning ways
USA extended their unbeaten streak last week as they played out a goalless draw at Wales, and now they head to Austria to face Panama on neutral territory.
USA have won four of their last six matches and are starting to put together an exciting young squad. The likes of Sergino Dest, Tyler Adams, Weston McKennie, Yunus Musah, Giovanni Reyna and Timothy Weah are all 22 or younger and already plying their trade at some of Europe’s top clubs, so this could be the beginning of a very successful era for them.
Panama’s squad is rather less exciting, and they’re heading into this match having lost 1-0 to Japan in Graz on Friday. Prior to that they had won three games in a row, but a clash with the USA represents a step up in quality and they could find themselves on the end of another defeat here.
They have lost their last three meetings with the USA and haven’t beaten them outside of a penalty shootout since 2011, so we’re backing a USA win here. Panama have scored just five goals in their last eight games and, with USA winning to nil in three of their last six, we also fancy a 2-0 correct score prediction.