Honduras vs Costa Rica: Preview & Prediction
At the Estadio Francisco Morazan in San Pedro Sula, Honduras will be hosting a qualifying match for the 2018 World Cup on Tuesday night at 11pm CET. The North and Central America Group is still very competitive after three matches. Mexico (7 points) leads Costa Rica (6 points) and Panama (4 points), but both the USA and Honduras and Trinidad & Tobago (all 3 points) are on the watch. Who can play for the next day?
Honduras had a lot to play on the last day. In San Jose, the underdog came 0-6 under the wheels. A surprisingly clear defeat, Honduras had a good 3-1 victory against Trinidad & Tobago. Before that, there was already a 0-1 home defeat against Panama, so that Honduras is in a 1-0-2 record and 3-8 goals. Nevertheless, the new World Cup qualification is still in place, after all, three of the six teams in this group are going to Russia and even the fourth can get the World Cup ticket as part of the relegation. The 0-6 defeat against the US must be viewed as an operational accident. Against Costa Rica, Honduras is the outsider for us, but none of the last three matches were lost.
The World Cup quarter-finalist lost 0-2 in Mexico on the final day. Nevertheless, Costa Rica is on a good second place with a 2-0-1 record and 6-2 goals as the team beat both Trinidad & Tobago (2-0) and the USA (4-0). The team is very well-equipped with Keeper Navas, Ruiz or even Gonzalez, defensively extremely compact. After all, they even beat Italy in the 2014 World Cup. Against Honduras we expect a close match. According to the betting, Costa Rica is short favorite in this match.
Honduras vs Costa Rica: Direct Matches
Instead of betting on favorites, we choose an underwager. We do not expect many goals in this duel. In the last ten matches a total of 15 goals were scored in 90 minutes – on average, 1.5 goals per match. The last match took place in Honduras with 1-1, before Honduras won twice with 1-0 and before that there were twice a 1-0 from Costa Rica.
Honduras vs Costa Rica: Betting Tips
1X – Odds: 1.60
Over 1,5 goals – Odds: 2.15