After a huge 1-0 win at BMO Field on Friday night, Canada could make a huge move if they can manage to take away a point from Panama in what will be a testy match.Before you read any further, for the sake of your wallet, never rely on your heart when laying large wagers. Many will be driven by Canadian patriotism when looking at odds, but be aware of the desperation that Panama find themselves in, so maybe look to a goal scoring bet or alternative Asian handicap odds usually found at a major bookmaker such as Bet365 or William Hill.
Panama is favoured at 1.80 and will be coming out strong at the Canadians from the opening whistle. The last game was a chippy affair in the lightest of terms and if the Panamanians are able to generate a 1-0 victory their payout would increase to 5.50.
Their fans will certainly be behind them at Estadio Fernandez. Over a hundred or so of the hardest of the hardcore were partying outside of the Canadian hotel for the last two nights trying to ruin the sleep of the visitors through blaring music, fireworks, and plenty of car honking and will indeed bring the most hostile environment that the Canadians have experienced so far during qualifying.
It is interesting to note that Panama has never defeated Canada having produced a record of three losses and three draws. The two matches they’ve played in Panama have been draws and only two of the six matches have brought three or more goals. That last fact coupled with the expectation that Canada will be looking to hunker down and escape with the draw leads the Under 2.5 at 1.65 to be the better selection in the total goals market.
The odds for a draw is currently at 3.40 and looks to be the most appealing of the outright bets while the 0-0 draw would pay 8.00 in the Correct Score market.
Canada for the win, is being offered at 4.75 while a specific 1-0 victory is at 10.00. Of interesting note, the Canucks have shutout their opposition in nine of their last 10 matches while there have only been a total of two goals scored in their last four matches.
In the Goalscorer lines, FC Dallas forward Blas Perez is being offered at 6.50 to score first while Luis Tejada is at 5.50 to do the same. On the Canadian side, all-time leading goal-scorer Dwayne De Rosario is paying 9.00 to score first or 3.75 at any point in the match. Now, avoid selecting Olivier Occean as he is injured and won’t play and the same goes for playmaking midfielder Will Johnson. Instead, expect Tosaint Ricketts to get the start up front; the speedy Edmontonian is paying 8.50 to score at any time and a huge 21.00 should he score first.
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