Panama and Costa Rica face each other at the Estadio Rommel Fernandez in Panama City, today, September 2, 2021, at 9:05 PM (ET), in the CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers 2022. Here, you will find everything there is to know about this Final Round Matchday 1 game, such as the preview, information, predictions, odds, storylines, and how to watch or live stream the game in the US
This will be their 56th overall meeting. No surprises here as Costa Rica are the favorites in head-to-head clashes, having celebrated a victory on exactly 30 occasions so far; Panama have grabbed a triumph 14 times to this day, and a great number of even 11 games have ended in a draw.
Their most recent match was played on October 13, 2020, when surprisingly, Panama celebrated a plain 1-0 victory in an International Friendly. It promises to be an even more exciting clash as these two countries clash for the first time this year, this time at the CONCACAF World Cup 2022 Qualifiers.
Panama vs Costa Rica: Match Information
Date: Thursday, September 2, 2021
Time: 9:05 PM (ET)
Location: Estadio Rommel Fernandez, Panama City
Panama vs Costa Rica: Time By State in the U.S.
ET: 9:05 PM
CT: 8:05 PM
MT: 7:05 PM
PT: 6:05 PM
Panama vs Costa Rica: Storylines
Panama have been in impeccable form in the CONCACAF Qatar 2022 Qualifying Group Stage, winning all four of their matches in Group D with an incredible goal difference of 19-1. They emerged victorious against Barbados, Dominica, Anguilla, and the Dominican Republic, thus, finishing on top of Group D with 12 points. Meanwhile, Costa Rica have qualified directly for the Final Stage of the World Cup Qualifiers 2022 thanks to their FIFA World Rankings as of July 2020.
These opponents have a long history of clashes as their first one dates back to February 16, 1938, when the Ticos absolutely destructed the Canal Men with double figures final result of 11-0 in the 1938 Central American and Caribbean Games. Thanks to this exciting clash, we will see if either one of the clubs will grab the first three points in Matchday 1 in the Final Qualifying Round.
How To Watch Or Stream Live Free Panama vs Costa Rica in the U.S.
The 2022 CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers Third Round Matchday 1 game between Panama and Costa Rica, to be played on Thursday at the Estadio Rommel Fernandez in Panama City, will be broadcasted on Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, Paramount+ in the United States.
Panama vs Costa Rica: Predictions And Odds
The odds are in favor of Panama. DraftKings see them as the slight favorites to claim their first win in this stage and they have given them +145 odds. The home side Panama, meanwhile, have a +210 odds to cause an upset this weekend, while a tie would result in a +195 payout.
* Odds by FanDuel