Panama vs Jamaica women predicted lineups and latest team news

Jamaica earned their first-ever point at World Cups in the first round when a gutsy display saw them draw 0-0 vs France. The Reggae Girlz played very well in that match and could have even stolen the win. Panama’s World Cup debut wasn’t anywhere near so successful. The Canal Girls lost 0-4 vs Brazil. Could any of these two small nationals record their first-ever World Cup win now as they meet? Here are our Panama vs Jamaica women predicted lineups and the latest team news.

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The game is scheduled for Saturday, July 29th and will be played at the Rectangular Stadium in Perth, Australia. The kick-off time is 13:30 am GMT. Now, let’s look at all the team news and also at our predictions for Panama vs Jamaica women lineups.

Panama predicted lineup: Can the Canal Girls find flow?

Panama’s World Cup debut was a bitter experience as they were never in contention vs Brazil and deservedly lost 0-4. The Canal Girls have now lost 3 consecutive international matches and the total goal difference for those is the disheartening 0-16. It seems an appearance at a World Cup is waters too deep for the Canal Girls.

Team news

Panama are expected to make some changes. In defence, Natis did well coming off the bench in the first game and now she could start. It seems the Canal Girls will continue with the 5-4-1 shape. They are also likely to start Riley up front again but much better support will be needed for her to have any impact.

Panama Predicted Lineups (5-4-1):

Bailey – Castillo, Natis, Baltrip-Reyes, Pinzon, Jaen – Mills, Gonzalez, Quintero, Cox – Riley

Jamaica predicted lineup: Who will score the goals for Shaw-less Reggae Girlz?

Panama vs Jamaica lineups
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Jamaica, currently ranked 43rd in the world by FIFA, are enjoying their 2nd World Cup so far. The Reggae Girlz earned their first point at World Cups when able to keep a clean sheet against France for a goalless stalemate. The display wasn’t pretty at times but the desire and determination shown by Jamaica impressed us.

Team news

After such a strong display in the first match, the manager might not rotate much. Still, after trusting 5 midfielders in game 1 now Jamaica might shift to a 4-4-2 formation as they are likely to be the aggressors in this match.

The big absentee will be the suspended super striker ‘Bunny’ Shaw. Sent off against France now the Man City forward that has 55 goals in 39 caps will have to watch from the stands. It seems Cheyne Matthews will take her place. Matthews is not a striker of the same calibre but if presented with chances she too knows where the back of the net is, scored 3 goals in her last 5 starts for club and country.

Here is how we think Jamaica will line up in this opening game.

Jamaica Predicted Lineups (4-4-2):

Spencer – Wiltshire, A. Swaby, C. Swaby, Blackwood – Bailey-Gayle, Spence, Sampson, Brown – Primus, Matthews

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