England must be more clinical against Panama

England somehow managed to clinch a very important three-pointer at the start of their campaign in Russia.

They edged Tunisia 2-1 only thanks to a late stoppage-time header from Harry Kane who once again proved himself as the golden touch striker. A win over World Cup debutants Panama would send England to the knockout stage before the third-round tie with Belgium. Can they avoid the drama this time out?

This will be the first ever head to head encounter between England and Panama.

Things are going as planned for the favourites in Group G as both Belgium and England snatched wins in their opening fixtures. Another pair of successes would send them to the knockout round even before their H2H encounter in the third round.

It will likely be a contest for the top spot in the group, but which of teams will head into it in higher spirits? The clash with Panama is a perfect opportunity for the Three Lions to improve the momentum after a rather poor 45 minutes of football in the second half of the game against Tunisia.

Los Canaleros did make Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois react in the game with a couple of shots on target, but it’s really hard to imagine them causing troubles to England’s defensive line here. England rarely conceded goals under Gareth Southgate and we genuinely believe they should have no troubles keeping things tight at the back here.

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