Canada vs Honduras
2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup
Date: 15th July 2017, Friday
Kick-off at 3:00 UK/ 4:00 CET
Venue: Toyota Stadium (Frisco).
Teams eye semifinal berth in the final Group A game of the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Canada did a brilliant job to salvage a point in their second group game against Costa Rica. It was none other than the 16-year old sensation Alphonso Davies, who scored the crucial gold for the Canucks. He also scored in the 4-2 win against French Guyana on matchday 1
The Canucks moved to the top of the table on goal-aggregate, despite being level on four points with Costa Rica. As things stand, the team just need a point to confirm the second spot in the table. Even if they lose here, they have enough points in the bag to qualify as one of the two best third placed teams.
Poor finishing once again became the villain for Honduras, as they fired blanks against a lowly French Guyana. The goal-less draw put them in a difficult situation and they must win here by more than 2-goal margin to move into the top two. However, any win will cement their place as one of the best third placed teams.
Canada vs Honduras: Head-to-head
The record is even when you look at the recent meetings between the two sides. The teams share 2 wins and a draw from five matches. However, one must not forget the 8-1 win by Honduras when they met Canada for the World Cup qualifier in 2012.
The teams had previous met three times at the Gold Cup. Honduras won twice, while Canada in 1.
It is worth to note that both teams have scored in 14 of the 18 matches between the two sides in all competitions.
Canada vs Honduras: Prediction
It is hard to trust Honduras as their strikers lack confidence. To make things worse, their defense can switch-off at crucial points in the game. The goal-less draw against French Guyana is their first clean sheet in six games.
Canada are looking good on all fronts and they could give Honduras a run for the money here.
Canada vs Honduras: Bet Tips
FT – Canada to win at 3.00 odds with Bet365.
Over 2.5 goals at 2.50 odds at Unibet.