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Colombia v Panama: Prediction, Tips and Odds

After topping their group ahead of Brazil, Colombia head into Saturday's Copa America quarter-final tie with Panama full of belief that they can set up a potential reunion with the Selecao in the last four.

Nestor Lorenzo's side won their opening two games of the tournament against Paraguay and Costa Rica, before coming from behind to secure the point they needed against the five-time world champions to claim top spot in Group D.

Next up for the Coffee Growers is this last-eight clash with a Panama side that have already spoiled one party at this year's Copa, as they pipped the hosts United States to second place in Group C.

State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona will be the venue for this quarter-final clash between the two in-form sides, with the winner set to face either Brazil or Uruguay in the semi-finals.

Colombia v Panama

Colombia v Panama betting tips and predictions

Colombia to win and both teams to score - 13/5

Describing Colombia as a team playing well is something of an understatement, as the South Americans are currently on a 26-match unbeaten run and have not tasted defeat since losing a World Cup qualifier to Argentina in February 2022.

That eye-catching run incorporates all 23 matches since Lorenzo was appointed head coach in July 2022, 17 of which have ended in victory.

The goals have also been flowing for the Coffee Growers - only Uruguay scored more during the group stage - and that came off the back of the 12 they struck in their four friendly internationals prior to the tournament.

With attacking quality coming from the likes of Liverpool's Luis Diaz, as well as Jhon Cordoba and Rafael Santos Borre, it is little surprise Colombia are scoring so freely and they should be able to penetrate a Panama backline that has kept just one clean sheet across their last nine games.

The Canal Men are yet to shut out a team at this year's finals, but, like their quarter-final opponents, they scored six goals during the group stage and are capable of hurting a Colombia defence that has been breached by Brazil and, perhaps more notably, Paraguay at this tournament.

Panama are also on a high after making it through to the knockout stages of the Copa America for the first time, and they are certainly an improved outfit under former Leeds boss Thomas Christiansen, emphasised by the fact they have won 10 of their last 15 matches.

Last year's Gold Cup finalists will certainly be no pushovers in Arizona and can easily trouble the scoresheet, but given the form and quality of Colombia, the South American side should have enough to win the game in the 90 minutes.

Daniel Munoz to score or assist - 7/4

Colombia have had five different goalscorers at this year's Copa, but only one of those players has found the back of the net more than once.

Diaz, Cordoba and Santos Borre would be the obvious candidates to have scored twice, but that accolade actually goes to an unlikely source in Crystal Palace wing-back Daniel Munoz.

Munoz netted the opener against Paraguay and the equaliser in the draw with Brazil during the group stage, taking his tally of goals at international level to three - the other came in 2024 as well in a friendly with Spain.

Given his position on the pitch, it may be a little risky to go all out on Munoz to score his third goal of the tournament against Panama - which is available at 13/2 - but backing him to net or assist could prove shrewd at 7/4.

Since joining Palace from Belgian club Genk in January, Munoz has averaged an assist once every four matches in the Premier League. With this being his fourth game at this year's Copa, it could be argued he is due to lay on a goal for a team-mate.

Early Goal - Goal before 28:00 - 5/6

Knockout matches can often be cagey affairs, but this contest promises to buck that trend and there easily could be an early goal.

All three of Panama's group games featured at least one goal inside the opening 28 minutes, while that also occurred in their final warm-up friendly against Paraguay.

Colombia also tend to favour early goals, with seven of the last nine they have scored coming in the first half.

While not all of those strikes have come before the 28-minute mark, it adds to the likelihood of the deadlock being broken in this game well inside the opening third of the contest.

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Colombia v Panama odds

Colombia - 1/3
Draw -
Panama -

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This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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