Our football match prediction:
Switzerland will be looking to gain an extra confidence with a win over Panama in Tuesday's football match. The two teams face each other at Swissporarena in Luzern and the Rossocrociati are seen as hot favourites to win the warm-up game. Xherdan Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka, who play in the Premier League, will be the men to watch in the home team and we predict that the two is going to prove a handful for the opposition defenders. Los Canaleros, on the other hand, prepare for the 2018 World Cup finals as well and they will surely fight tooth and nail against Switzerland. Anyhow, Panama are seen as big underdogs in Tuesday's clash and we do not believe that they are capable of upsetting Vladimir Petkovic's men, who impressed in the World Cup qualifiers. Speaking of the away team, Switzerland defenders should have Roman Torres at bay as his goal helped Panama qualify for the showpiece tournament in Russia.
Highlighted Player (Johan Djourou):
Johan Djorou is a former Arsenal defender who plays for Hamburg in Bundesliga. Djorou was born on 18 January, 1987 and he started his youth career at Etoile Carouge. On 1 August, 2003 he joined Arsenal and he made his first senior start for the Gunners in a 3-1 win over Everton in the League cup. Djourou made 86 league appearances for Arsenal, scoring only one goal for the capital club. After spending several seasons on loan at Birmingham City, Hannover and Hamburg, he signed a permanent deal with die Rothosen in April 2014. The Swiss defender played 13 games for Hamburg in the 2015/2016 Bundesliga campaign. Speaking of his international career, Djourou, who was born in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, decided to represent Switzerland on the international stage and he made his debut for the Rossocrociati on 1 March 2006, against Scotland. Djorou represented Switzerland at Euro 2016, but he had been left out of the Switzerland 2010 FIFA World Cup squad.
Highlighted Team (Panama):
Established in 1937, the Panama national team is a member of CONCACAF confederation which has seen their reputation grow significantly over the past decade. Los Canaleros finished as runners-up in the 2005 and 2013 Gold Cup respectively, while they also reached the fourth round for the 2006 and 2014 World Cup CONCACAF qualifications in that order. Panama were denied their place in the play-offs in 2014 in the last 90 seconds of the ultimate match with USA as they conceded two late goals in stoppage time as they crashed out of the qualification. Los Canaleros are heading into the Copa America Centenario as the winners of the qualifying play-offs and under the guidance of former Colombia and Ecuador head coach Henan Dario Gomez they will try to build on their most recent momentum. Midfielder Gabriel Gomez is the most capped player for Panama with his 125 appearances since 2003, while Luis Tejada is the team’s top scorer with 42 goals in 94 appearances so far.