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Honduras World Cup Preview
Honduras is making their 2nd straight World Cup appearance and they have never made it out of the group stage. Odds makers are not seeing them doing that this summer, as they not only have the worst odds to win their group, but the 2nd worst odds to win the World Cup overall. However, they are in one of the weaker groups in Brazil and they have a pretty good attack. They did beat the USA in qualifying, but their lack of world-class talent hurts and their midfield has some issues, which is not good facing solid teams.
Honduras is in Group E along with France, Switzerland, and Ecuador. Their first match is against France and they are very overmatched in that one, especially in the midfield where they may be dominated in the time of possession. However, maybe the French will implode like they did at the World Cup 4 years ago. Their most winnable match is the 2nd one facing Ecuador, who had a losing record in qualifying and only advanced to Brazil because of their record at home, which has an altitude over 9,000 feet. The last one is facing Switzerland and this is not a good match up for Honduras since the Swiss have such a strong midfield and defense.
Odds to win World Cup: +200000
Odds to win Group: +3300
Odds to finish bottom of group: -350
Best World Cup Finish: Group Stage (1982, 2010)
World Cup Match Schedule
15/06/14 France vs. Honduras – Estadio Beira-Rio
20/06/14 Honduras vs. Ecuador – Arena da Baixada
25/06/14 Honduras vs. Switzerland – Arena Amazonia
Honduras began World Cup qualifying with a bang beating the USA in their first match, but then proceeded to have 2 losses and 1 draw in their next 3 matches. Still, the squad regrouped and ended up only having one more loss in their last 6 matches and they had an overall record of 4-3-3. Their defense was solid in qualifying, as they did not give up more than 2 goals in any of their matches.
Strengths and Weaknesses
Honduras has a good defense and while their offense is not a good one they are solid on corners. The counter-attack is decent and that may be the squad’s best chance to score this summer. Roger Espinoza from Wigan Athletic is a solid midfielder that is very creative and must keep other squads from dominating the ball. Wilson Palacios and Jerry Bengston are both decent strikers, but neither plays in a big league and they may have to drop in the middle of the field facing France and Switzerland.