Honduras vs El Salvador
CONCACAF Gold Cup
Date: Wednesday, 26th June 2019
Kick off at 03:00 UK/ 04:00 CET
Venue: Banc of California Stadium (Los Angeles).
The match on Wednesday against Honduras is a must-win clash for El Salvador, if they are to progress past the group stages of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. The latter are currently second in the group, level on points with table toppers Jamaica but trailing behind only on goal difference.
The squad lost their opening match against table toppers Jamaica after failing to score beyond two goals while their opponents managed three. Their second round of fixtures saw them lose out to opponents Curacao by a 1-0 scoreline after they failed to find the back of the net.
On the other hand, their counterparts began their campaign on a much more positive note. Their opening match against Curacao saw them edge past the latter with Nelson Bonilla scoring the only match of the game. Their second clash of the group stage against Jamaica ended in a stalemate with both teams failing to get their names on the scoresheet.
A win for either side would certainly put daylight between both the two teams in the table and will also play a part in deciding who they will meet in the quarterfinals of the Cup.
Honduras vs El Salvador Head to head (h2h)
- The last encounter between the two teams ended 1-0 in favor of El Salvador.
- Honduras have managed to come out on top twice in their last five clashes.
- Two out of their last five fixtures finished with a 2-2 scoreline.
- Both teams have managed a clean sheet apiece in their last five meetings.
Honduras vs El Salvador Predictions
El Salvador are the likely favorites to come out on top when the two teams clash with each other for the top spot on Wednesday. The squad are without a loss in the Gold Cup this season, and to be frank, Fabian Coito’s side just do not look capable of handing them their first loss of the campaign.
The latter have been dismal in their international friendlies and have not been faring any better in the Gold cup either. Coito’s men have not registered a clean sheet in any of their last four matches, which poses a big question mark at his side’s defensive capabilities.
His squad will have to be careful of not giving away possession early on as their counterparts have often proved to be quick in creating chances in the attacking third. The match is certain to produce less than 2.5 goals in the ninety minutes, with the win certain to swing in favor of Carlos de los Cobos men.
Honduras vs El Salvador Betting tips
El Salvador to win @ 2.45 (16/11)
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.53 (8/15).