Colombia Vs Panama Starting Lineup, Match Preview & Predictions

Colombia will face Panama in the quarterfinal of Copa America on July 6, with the match kicking off at 18:00 USA  local time.

The Colombia national football team (also known as COLÔMBA or COLÔMBIA) and the Panama national football team (commonly referred to as Panamá) last met 5 years ago in a friendly match, where Colombia secured a 3-0 victory. Colombia enters this match after a draw against Brazil last Wednesday in Group D, extending their unbeaten streak to 20 matches.

Panama, on the other hand, are in good spirits after securing victories in two consecutive games against Bolivia and the USA. However, they have been struggling defensively, having conceded goals in their last five matches.


Colombia Vs Panama Starting Lineup and Live Score Updates

We are updating team formations and line-ups for the Colombia vs. Panama match in real time. The teams’ starting line-ups are yet to be announced.


Colombia Possible Starting Lineup

We’ll see who starts for Colombia this time, as their recent match featured:

      1. Camilo Vargas
      2. Deiver Machado
      3. Davinson Sanchez
      4. Carlos Cuesta
      5. Daniel Munoz
      6. Jefferson Lerma
      7. Richard Rios
      8. Luis Diaz
      9. James Rodriguez
      10. Jhon Arias
      11. Jhon Cordoba


Panama Possible Starting Lineup

Panama started their recent match with:

      1. Orlando Mosquera
      2. Yoel Barcenas
      3. Cesar Blackman
      4. Jose Cordoba
      5. Eric Davis
      6. Jose Fajardo
      7. Edgardo Farina
      8. Carlos Harvey
      9. Cristian Martinez
      10. Amir Murillo
      11. Jovani Welch


Key Players Ahead of the Match Between Colombia vs Panama


  1. Luis Diaz
    • Position: Forward
    • Club: Liverpool (England)
    • Key Attributes: Speed, dribbling, and finishing. Diaz has been instrumental in Colombia’s attack, providing crucial goals and assists.
  2. James Rodriguez
    • Position: Midfielder
    • Club: Sao Paulo (Brazil)
    • Key Attributes: Playmaking, vision, and set-piece delivery. Rodriguez’s creativity and experience make him a vital part of Colombia’s midfield.
  3. Davinson Sanchez
    • Position: Defender
    • Club: Tottenham Hotspur (England)
    • Key Attributes: Defensive solidity, aerial ability, and tackling. Sanchez’s presence at the back is crucial for maintaining a strong defensive line.
  4. Jhon Cordoba
    • Position: Forward
    • Club: Hertha BSC (Germany)
    • Key Attributes: Physicality, hold-up play, and goal-scoring. Cordoba’s strength and positioning make him a threat in the opposition’s box.


  1. Yoel Barcenas
    • Position: Midfielder
    • Club: CD Tondela (Portugal)
    • Key Attributes: Versatility, work rate, and crossing. Barcenas is known for his ability to create opportunities and support both defense and attack.
  2. Alfredo Stephens
    • Position: Forward
    • Club: Arka Gdynia (Poland)
    • Key Attributes: Speed, agility, and finishing. Stephens is a dynamic forward who can exploit spaces behind defenses.
  3. Eric Davis
    • Position: Defender
    • Club: FC DAC 1904 Dunajská Streda (Slovakia)
    • Key Attributes: Defensive consistency, overlapping runs, and set-pieces. Davis is crucial for both his defensive duties and his ability to support attacks from the back.
  4. Jose Cordoba
    • Position: Defender
    • Club: Deportivo Saprissa (Costa Rica)
    • Key Attributes: Leadership, aerial prowess, and tackling. Cordoba’s defensive acumen and leadership are pivotal for maintaining Panama’s defensive structure.

These players are expected to play crucial roles in their respective teams’ performance, influencing the outcome of the match with their skills and contributions on the field.


Colombia Vs Panama Head-to-Head Records

Colombia and Panama have faced each other once since June 2019, with Colombia winning that match. The most recent encounter was on June 4, 2019, in a friendly, where Colombia emerged victorious with a 3-0 scoreline. In total, Colombia have scored 3 goals in their head-to-head matchups, while Panama have not scored any. Overall, Colombia have a better head-to-head record against Panama in recent history.

Date Competition Team 1 Score Team 2
Jun 4, 2019 Friendly Colombia 3 – 0 Panama


Colombia Vs Panama Recent Form Analysis

Colombia played to a draw with Brazil in their previous match, while Panama are on a winning streak, having won against Bolivia and the USA in their last two matches. Overall, Colombia have won 15 of their last 20 matches, with 0 losses and 5 draws. Panama have won 12 of their last 19 matches, losing 5 and drawing 2.

In their most recent 6 matches:


  • Won 5 times:
    • 3-0 against Costa Rica on June 29
    • 2-1 against Paraguay on June 25
    • 3-0 against Bolivia on June 16
    • 5-1 against USA on June 9
    • 3-2 against Romania on March 26
  • Drew once:
    • 1-1 against Brazil on July 3


  • Won 4 times:
    • 3-1 against Bolivia on July 2
    • 2-1 against USA on June 28
    • 3-1 against Montserrat on June 10
    • 2-0 against Guyana on June 7
  • Lost twice:
    • 1-3 against Uruguay on June 24
    • 0-1 against Paraguay on June 17


Betting Tips Ahead of the Match Between Colombia Vs Panama

  1. Colombia to Win
    • Reasoning: Colombia has been in excellent form, maintaining an unbeaten streak and securing impressive victories. With a strong squad featuring key players like Luis Diaz and James Rodriguez, they are likely to dominate the game.
    • Tip: Bet on Colombia to win outright.
  2. Over 2.5 Goals
    • Reasoning: Both teams have shown the ability to score in recent matches. Colombia’s attacking prowess combined with Panama’s defensive vulnerabilities suggest a high-scoring game.
    • Tip: Bet on the match having over 2.5 goals.
  3. Both Teams to Score (BTTS)
    • Reasoning: Panama has managed to score in recent games despite their defensive issues. With Colombia’s strong attack and Panama’s ability to find the net, both teams scoring is a plausible outcome.
    • Tip: Bet on both teams to score.
  4. Luis Diaz to Score Anytime
    • Reasoning: Luis Diaz has been a standout performer for Colombia, consistently finding the back of the net. His form and role in the attack make him a good candidate to score during the match.
    • Tip: Bet on Luis Diaz to score at any time during the match.
  5. First Half – Colombia to Lead
    • Reasoning: Colombia tends to start strong, often taking an early lead. With their superior form and attacking options, they are likely to be ahead by halftime.
    • Tip: Bet on Colombia to be leading at halftime.
  6. Correct Score Prediction: 3-1 to Colombia
    • Reasoning: Given Colombia’s strong attack and Panama’s tendency to concede, a scoreline of 3-1 in favor of Colombia seems likely. This prediction aligns with their recent form and head-to-head history.
    • Tip: Bet on a correct score of 3-1 to Colombia.
  7. Panama Over 0.5 Goals
    • Reasoning: Despite Colombia’s strong defense, Panama has shown they can score against tough opponents. Betting on Panama to score at least one goal is a reasonable option.
    • Tip: Bet on Panama to score over 0.5 goals.

Final Considerations

  • Team News: Check for any last-minute injuries or lineup changes that could affect the outcome.
  • Form and Head-to-Head: Colombia’s unbeaten streak and their previous win against Panama suggest they have the upper hand.
  • Weather Conditions: Consider any potential impact of weather on the match, as it could influence the style of play and scoring chances.

Remember to gamble responsibly and consider the odds offered by different bookmakers to maximize potential returns.


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