PREVIEW & TIPS FOR Trinidad & Tobago VS Panama
Trinidad and Tobago and Panama measure their strength in a meeting for the World Cup Qualifiers – CONCACAF (Round 5). The record of direct confrontations of the last 3 years between the two teams could not be more balanced, since there was 1 tie and 1 victory for each team of the last 3 times that they met. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 10-10-2015, ended with Trinidad and Tobago winning by (1-2). Special attention is needed for the home / off condition, since both teams present significantly different results in their home and away games.
After 3 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses, the home team arrives in this third round in 5th place, without having won any point. In the previous round, lost out against Honduras by (3-1), after in the first match in this group stage have lost by (0-2) at home against Costa Rica. This is a team affected by the home factor, stronger when they play in front of their fans, since in the last 30 matches they have 4 wins, 5 draws and 6 defeats as a visitor, with 26 goals scored and 36 conceded, against 8 wins, 5 draws And 2 home defeats, with 28 goals scored and 10 conceded. In the last game that disputed, for Friendly, won to Barbados at home by (2-0). In the last 4 home games for the World Cup Qualifiers – CONCACAF Trinidad and Tobago scores 1 win, 2 draws and 1 loss.
In this competition, you have not won for 4 matches. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 6 of the last 8 games in this competition. This is a team that scores a few times first and they only managed to open the scoring in 2 of their last 8 games for the World Cup qualifiers – CONCACAF, of these 2 reached the range in advantage in 1 and won in the late 90 ‘in all. In 8 games in this competition, only managed 1 turn on the scoreboard in the 5 games in which he suffered the first goal.
The trinitarian selection is not coming very well in the final hexagonal and would be staying out of the next World Cup, so if it is aimed at a reaction it is mandatory to win. Even within his domain he knows that he should not find facilities, after all Panama is in a better situation and does not want to miss the possibility of going to the World Cup, so if you want to leave the field with the three points it is imperative that you have a solid performance and no mistakes.
After 4 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses, the visiting team arrives in this third round in 3rd place with 4 points won. In the previous round, they drew at home against Mexico by (0-0), after the first match in this group stage to have won (0-1) against Honduras. This is a team affected by the home factor, stronger when played with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 games has recorded 3 wins, 5 draws and 7 losses as a visitor, with a total of 11 goals scored and 24 conceded. Already inside the home, he won 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses, with a total of 11 goals scored and 8 conceded. In the last game he played, for UNCAF, won to Costa Rica at home by (1-0). In the last 4 games as a visitor to the World Cup Qualifiers – CONCACAF Panama has 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 defeat. Defensive solidity has been one of his strengths as he has conceded only goals in 2 of the last eight games and his attack has regularly scored as he has scored goals in 6 of the last 8 games for this competition. There are 1 highlights in the last 14 matches played as a visitor for all competitions: he suffered 8 of his 22 goals between minutes (76’-90 ‘).
Panama so far has been surprising and is in the zone of qualification to the Glass of Russia in 2018, being that now intends to stay in her, so much that for that it is important that points points, even more out of house. Against Trinidad and Tobago, who has not yet scored in the final hex, he knows he has the best conditions to achieve a positive result, and hopes to make a good start to leave the field with at least a draw.