Belgium vs Panama LIVE World Cup 2018: Dries Mertens and Romelu Lukaku with the goals, 3-0 latest updates

Sam Dymond

Belgium’s ‘golden generation’ have been handed what looks on paper to be the perfect game to ease themselves into this World Cup against fairy tale qualifiers Panama.

Roberto Martinez has elite talent to pick from in virtually every position, but success or failure will most likely be determined by whether or not Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne shine.

A first-ever World Cup appearance is an historic achievement for Panama regardless of their fate in Group G, and competing with pride will be their top priority.

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What time is kick-off?

Belgium vs Panama kicks off at 4pm.

Where can I watch it?

The game will be broadcast live on BBC One.

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Kevin de Bruyne will be vital for Belgium (Getty)

Odds

  • Belgium Win: 1/5
  • Panama Win: 25/1
  • Draw: 7/1

Prediction

Belgium 4-0 Panama: Martinez’s men have too many attacking weapons to be stifled by old and slow opponents, even if the initial breakthrough takes a little while to arrive.