Honduras vs Ecuador
Date: Wednesday, 27 March 2019
Kick-Off at 00:30 UK / 01:30 CET
Venue: Red Bull Arena (New Jersey).
Honduras will be hoping to fix the poor impression from the previous friendly which saw them lose 4-1 to Chile in late-November last year. Los Catrachos thus ended a streak of two straight outings without a defeat as they previously drew 1-1 to United Arab Emirates and dispatched Panama 1-0.
Honduras came fourth in the final stage of CONCACAF WC Qualifications, but failed to advance to the World Cup losing inter-continental play-offs 1-3 on aggregate to Australia. The lack of attacking creativity is the main problem for Los Catrachos who notched just three goals in last five friendlies. Will they find the much-needed defensive stability here against South American opposition on the neutral venue of the Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey?
Honduras vs Ecuador: Head-to-head
The head to head stats speak in Ecuador’s favour as La Tricolor won six, drew one and lost one of eight meetings with Honduras.
Eduador won four and drew one of past five ties with Los Catrachos, including NON-FIFA friendly in February 2017 (3-1).
Both teams scored in five of last seven head to head affairs between these two likes.
Honduras vs Ecuador: Prediction
Ecuador definitely head into this as favourites on paper, but they will have to justify the tag and improve the poor impression from Thursday’s 1-0 defeat to United States at Orlando City Stadium. The loss to the USMNT ended a two-win thread for the team led by Hernan Gomez.
The good news for Gomez is that his back line did well once again conceding just one goal against a very strong USA line-up on Thursday. La Tricolor shipped just two goals in past four friendlies and we fancy them to keep a clean sheet against the likes of Honduras here.
Under 2.5 goals FT has to be the safest bet for this tie, while those who prefer correct score longshots can try with Ecuador to win 1-0.
Honduras vs Ecuador: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.62
Ecuador to keep a clean sheet @ 2.10.