Qatar and Panama will meet for the first time on Tuesday for a group-stage match in the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup at BBVA Stadium in Houston, Texas. Qatar is coming off a 1-0 win over El Salvador in its last match. Panama, meanwhile, suffered a 3-0 defeat to Mexico in its last outing.
Kickoff is set for 7 p.m ET. William Hill Sportsbook lists Qatar as a +120 favorite (risk $100 to win $120) despite its lack of experience, while Panama is the +230 underdog. The over-under for total goals scored is set at 2.5 in the latest Qatar vs. Panama odds. Before you make any Panama vs. Qatar picks or Gold Cup 2021 predictions, you have to see what consummate soccer insider Martin Green has to say.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his European soccer picks have been spot-on. Green has generated nearly $19,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and he has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.
Now, Green has taken a close look at the Qatar vs. Panama matchup. You can head to SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Panama vs. Qatar:
- Qatar vs. Panama spread: Qatar -0.5 (+120)
- Qatar vs. Panama over-under: 2.5 goals
- Qatar vs. Panama money line: Qatar +120, Panama +230, Draw +200
- QAT: Qatar is unbeaten in its last seven games
- PAN: Panama has scored 18 goals in its last five games
Why you should back Qatar
Qatar has had plenty of recent success on the international stage and has managed to avoid losing for seven straight matches. Qatar managed to hold its own against Ireland in a 1-1 tie before knocking off El Salvador 1-0 in its last match. Chemistry will be key for this game, and Qatar has plenty of it.
While Qatar depends on naturalized transplants like Mohammed Muntari, 12 of its 23 players play for Qatari champion Al-Sadd, which Barcelona legend Xavi coaches. Qatari players are accustomed to playing with one another and managed to run through the competition at the 2019 Asian Cup by scoring 19 goals and conceding one during their undefeated run to the final.
Why you should back Panama
Panama has quality with UNAM striker Gabriel Torres leading the scoring threat. Torres has scored four goals in four FIFA World Cup qualifiers for Panama and he scored four goals in Panama's 13-0 rout of Anguilla on June 5. Torres leads a Panamanian offense that has scored 18 goals in its last five games.
Panama was able to build up confidence during World Cup qualifying and outscored the opposition 21-3 in six games that ran from late March to early June. The Panamanians are making their 10th appearance in the Concacaf Gold Cup, which bodes well from an experience standpoint.
How to make Panama vs. Qatar picks
Green has taken a close look at the Qatar vs. Panama matchup from all sides, and he is leaning under on the goal total (2.5). He also has locked in a must-see best bet on one side. He's only sharing his picks and predictions at SportsLine.
So who wins the Panama vs. Qatar? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for Qatar vs. Panama, all from the soccer expert who has generated nearly $19,000 for $100 bettors over the past four seasons, and find out.