The battle for a Qatar 2022 berth is reaching its crucial stages as the Concacaf World Cup Qualifiers are heating up. Curaçao and Panama meet today at the Ergilio Hato Stadium for the return leg of the second round eyeing a place in The Hex. The hosts know that this is an opportunity they cannot waste to fight for a place in their first World Cup, while the visitors want to keep their advantage in the series to get a spot in the next round. Here, check out the match preview, information, storylines, predictions, odds, and even how to watch it in the US.
Patrick Kluivert's boys are in a tough spot as they return home after suffering a 1-2 defeat in the first leg played in Panama. Rangelo Janga's late goal reduced the gap ahead of this clash, giving Curaçao a boost to look for a comeback.
On the other hand, Thomas Christiansen's side has begun the series on the right foot and travel to Willemstad full of hope. Even though Los Canaleros are still regretting conceding Janga's goal, they have the advantage to seal a place in the next round.
Curaçao vs Panama: Match Information
Date: Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Time: 8 PM (ET)
Location: Ergilio Hato Stadium, Willemstad, Curaçao
Curaçao vs Panama: Time by State in the US
ET: 8 PM
CT: 7 PM
MT: 6 PM
PT: 5 PM
Curaçao vs Panama: Storylines
Curaçao have had to make a big effort to reach this stage as they finished atop Group C due to goals scored, which gave them the edge over Guatemala who had also recorded 10 points. Meanwhile, Panama made it to this round in greater fashion having won all four games in Group D.
Therefore, Patrick Kluivert's team had the odds stacked against it ahead of the first leg. The hosts took the lead in the second half thanks to Alberto Quintero and Cecilio Waterman's goals, but Curaçao pulled one back and left the series wide open.
Once again, it could be expected that Panama claim the win or hold onto their advantage to advance, but there's still a lot to play for and Curaçao will have at least 90 minutes to turn things around at home.
How to watch or live stream Curaçao vs Panama in the US
The game to be played between Curaçao and Panama for the second leg of the Concacaf World Cup Qualifiers 2022 second round will be broadcast in the US by UNIVERSO NOW, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, Paramount+, and UNIVERSO.
Curaçao vs Panama: Predictions and Odds
Oddsmakers in the US have already made their predictions, and they see this one as an evenly-matched game. FanDuel has given Curaçao a slight advantage with odds of +150, while Panama have +165, and a tie would result in a +220 payout.
* Odds via FanDuel.