WALES VS PANAMA
- Panama recently booked their place in Russia for the first time in their history will have an opportunity to test their strength against European opposition on Tuesday , while Wales failed to make it through, thanks to defeat against Ireland in the final qualifying match.
- Panama have also lost their only game since World Cup Qualifying finished. On Tuesday they were beaten 2-1 in a friendly against Iran on Friday.
- Coming into this match Wales have lost just one of their last nine in front of their own fans. That defeat may well have been last time out against Ireland.
- Panama have lost four of their last five on the road, while they’ve won just two of their last ten, other than scoring five away at minnows Grenada, Panama have scored just one in their last five and have conceded a rather poor eight. (Panama have won just 20% of their last ten away matches. They’ve lost 60% of those ten.)
- The last 9 official matches for Wales all ended with under 2.5 goals scored.
HEAD TO HEAD
- There is no head-to-head record for these two teams; this will be the first time that they’ve faced each other.
- Wales will be without Gareth Bale. Aside from that, the hosts could be at full strength. Both Tom Lawrence and Ben Woodburn started on the bench last time out, but that pair could start here.
- Panama could have one injury concern ahead of this match; Sanchez was forced off after 36 minutes against Iran and could be sidelined as a result. Murillo is likely to deputise.
- Wales to win at 1.70 sportpesa odds/Alternative UN2.5 goals at 1.45 odds