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Belgium vs. Panama World Cup Betting Preview & Predictions

Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
Belgium vs. Panama - World Cup Betting preveiw

With a couple of days left in the month of May, online sportsbook players are looking ahead to 2018’s online World Cup betting action. Today we take a look at the early-tournament Belgium vs. Panama matchup. Panama is making their first even tournament appearance and will be looking to kick things off on the right foot. What kind of 2 team teaser odds are they facing against a storied program like Belgium?

2018 World Cup – Belgium vs. Panama – Monday, June 18th    

When: 11:00 am ET

Where: Fisht Stadium, Sochi, Russia

TV: Fox Sports 1

Stream: Fox Sports Go

Online World Cup Betting Odds:

Belgium -2 (-115) 2½ (+116) -595
Panama +2 (EV) 2½ (-131) +2390
Belgium/Panama Draw +670
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Belgium enters this year’s World Cup as one of the biggest online World Cup betting favorites to win the tourney. The reason Belgium is hailed as a favorite is due to the tremendous talent they bring into this year’s draw. No doubt about it, Belgium is loaded at striker, midfield, defense and even in their goalkeeping. Testament to their brilliance was their 9-0-1 record in qualification, only losing points in a 1-1 draw to Greece. But even more surprising is the fact that the Belgians scored a whopping 43 goals in qualification. And with 11 of those coming at the hand of Romelu Lukaku, there’s no question Belgium will be a fan favorite to watch. Unsurprisingly, Belgium is pegged  as a massive favorite over their Central American opponent.

Players to Watch: Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Kevin De Bruyne (Man City), and Romelu Lukaku (Man United).


There’s not much to say about Panama since this is their first ever draw into a World Cup. The country managed to win the 2009 Copa Centroamerica but haven’t made too much of an international splash since then. All things considered, Panama will likely have a rough time facing the awesome offense that is Belgium since the Panamanians were only able to score 9 goals through their qualification. Most of Panama’s players compete in the MLS, which doesn’t do much for their international prowess.

Players to Watch: Jaime Penedo (Dinamo Bucuresti), Roman Torres (Seattle Sounder), and Gabriel Torres (Huachipato).  

Belgium vs. Panama || World Cup Betting Predictions


  • Belgium is 5-0-1 SU in their last 6 games
  • Belgium has scored 18 goals in their last 6 games
  • The Belgians have allowed 7 goals in their last 6 games
  • Panama is 2-3-1 SU in their last 6 games
  • Panama has scored 5 goals in their last 6 games
  • The Panamanians have allowed 11 goals in their last 6 games
Belgium vs. Panama || World Cup Betting Picks

So which side should online sportsbook players take in this Belgium vs. Panama matchup? Ultimately it’s pretty obvious that Belgium will be winning this matchup. That said, there’s not much value in taking them straight up. Alternatively you can take them to cover the spread or the OVER on the TOTALS. Sign up today to make this World Cup prediction!

Score Prediction: 4-0 Belgium. The Belgians beat up on Panama to kick off their World Cup action.