Copa America 2024 Panama vs. United States Picks, Predictions, and Odds

Brandon Gdula
Brandon Gdula@gdula13
Copa America 2024 Panama vs. United States Picks, Predictions, and Odds

Copa America 2024 rolls on with a full week of matches.

Thursday, June 27th features two matches on FOX.

The first match pits the United States (11th in the FIFA rankings) against Panama (43rd) at 6:00 p.m. Eastern.

What should we expect from this matchup?

All Copa America 2024 odds come from FanDuel Sportsbook and may change after this article is published.

Copa America 2024 Panama vs. United States: Picks, Predictions, and Odds

Panama vs. United States Odds

  • Panama to Win: +700
  • United States to Win: -290
  • Draw: +400
  • Over 2.5 Goal Odds: -116
  • Under 2.5 Goal Odds: -106

Panama vs. United States Analysis

Panama was bested by Copa America staple Uruguay 3-1 on Sunday in a match that featured just one goal before the 85th minute. Panama was more competitive than the goal difference suggested.

By FBRef's expected goal model, Uruguay led 1.5-0.6. The model from MarkStats saw the gap as even tighter (1.46-0.72).

Panama was competitive with possession (45.2%) but didn't convert those to enough shots (10) or shots on target (3) as Uruguay (20 and 7, respectively).

The USMNT beat Bolivia 2-0 while winning the shot battle 20-6, the shot-on-goal battle 8-3, the possession battle (60.7%-39.3%), and the xGoal battle (1.5-0.6 via FBRef and 2.26-0.49 via MarkStats).

Panama vs. United States Goal Scorer Odds

Here are the top anytime goalscorer odds, via FanDuel Sportsbook, for this matchup.

Anytime Goalscorer
FanDuel Sportsbook Odds
Folarin Balogun+135
Ricardo Pepi+145
Josh Sargent+140
Haji Wright+150
Christian Pulisic+165
Malik Tillman+210
Giovanni Reyna+230
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Panama vs. United States Prediction

MasseyRatings has the USMNT 18th overall in their power ratings with Panama clocking in 41st.

Their game model views the United States as 53% likely to get the win and move to 2-0-0 in Copa America 2024's Group Stage.

Opta's model also sees a majority of the win equity going to the USA (54.7%).

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