Prediction, preview, team news, and more for Panama vs Honduras | CONCACAF Gold Cup 2021

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The CONCACAF Gold Cup returns to action this weekend, with Panama taking on Honduras in a Group D encounter on Saturday. Both teams have had promising starts to their seasons and will need to cement their dominance this weekend.

Panama has a strong roster at their disposal and will be able to pull a few surprises at the Gold Cup this year. The Central American team drew a thrilling 3-3 tie with Qatar last week and will need to win this encounter.

Honduras, on the other hand, easily defeated Grenada in their previous match and will be confident going into this one. The Hondurans are presently leading Group D and could qualify this weekend.

Panama vs Honduras Head-to-Head

Honduras has a strong record against Panama, having won 25 of the 48 games played between the two teams. Panama has only won 12 games against Honduras and will need to close the gap on Saturday.

The previous game between the two teams took place in 2018 and finished with Honduras winning by a close 1-0 margin. Panama has made strides in recent years and has a chance to prove it this weekend.

Panama’s Gold Cup form guide: D

Honduras’ Gold Cup form guide: W

Panama vs Honduras Team News

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Panama need to win this game

Panama

Panama currently has a fully fit squad and will have to choose their strongest lineup against Honduras. Rolando Blackburn scored a brace against Qatar and is ready to lead his team’s attack.

No one was hurt.

None are doubtful.

None have been suspended.

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Honduras have a strong squad

Honduras

Honduras currently has no fitness concerns and is unlikely to make significant changes to their lineup against Panama. Edwin Solano, who scored his first goal for the country last week, will be crucial in this match.

No one was hurt.

None are doubtful.

None have been suspended.

Predicted XI Panama vs Honduras Luis Mejia; Eric Davis, Richard Peralta, Harold Cummings, Francisco Palacios; Armando Cooper, Adalberto Carrasquilla; Edgar Barcenas, Jose Luis Rodrguez, Alberto Quintero; Rolando Blackburn;

Honduras Predicted Starting XI (4-2-3-1): Luis Lopez; Felix Crisanto, Kevin Alvarez, Maynor Figueroa, Diego Rodrguez; Boniek Garcia, Deybi Flores; Alexander Lopez, Edwin Solano, Walter Joel Martnez; Jerry Bengston

Panama vs Honduras Prediction

Honduras is one of the Gold Cup’s dark horses at the moment, and they are fully capable of causing a few upsets this year. The Hondurans are seasoned campaigners who will be looking to capitalize on their current form this weekend.

Panama gave a decent performance against Qatar, but will need to be more cautious this weekend. Honduras is now the better team and should be able to win this game.

Prediction: Honduras 1-2 Panama




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