Honduras vs Nigeria: Preview and Prediction – Rio Olympics 2016

Honduras vs Nigeria
Olympics Football- Rio 2016
Date: Saturday, 20 August, 2016
Kick-off: 17:00 UK.
Venue: Arena Corinthians.

Honduras and Nigeria will be battling each other for Rio 2016 Olympics bronze medal.

Honduras suffered a heavy defeat from the hands of host nation (i.e. Brazil) in the semifinal. Moreover, Pinto tutored side has been an epitome of surprise at the Rio 2016 football event. The Central American nation qualified a touch group D to play in their first Olympics quarter final, and fought and won in a battle for Semi with South Korea.

Nigeria dream team lost the final ticket to Germany, after suffering a 2-0 loss in Sao Paulo. However, the African side will be hoping to complete Olympics football medal haul, having won the Gold Medal in Atlanta, Silvers in Beijing.

Honduras vs Nigeria: Key Facts

  • Honduras has suffered 2 defeats in the 5 games in the competition so far, scored 6, and conceded 11 goals.
  • Nigeria has suffered 2 defeats in their 5 games in the competition so far, scored 8 goals, and conceded 8.

Honduras: Predicted Line-Up (4-2-3-1)

Lopez: Alvarez, Pereira, Murillo, Palacios, Garcia: Elis, Espinal, Banegas, Quioto: Lozano

Nigeria: Predicted Line-Up (4-2-3-1)

Daniel: Shehu, Troost-Ekong, Sincere, Amuzie: Azubuike, Usman – Imoh, Mikel, A.Umar: Junior

Honduras vs Nigeria: Head to Head

Both teams met in 2000 edition of the Olympics that took place in Sydney. The two teams settled for a draw in a 6 goals thrilling encounter.

Furthermore, Honduras are participating in their 4th Football event in an Olympics competition and appearance in a medal match. While Nigeria are who missed out on their 3rd final appearance, will be playing in their first bronze medal match.

Honduras vs Nigeria: Prediction

Honduras football team has got a chance to win their country their first Olympic medal. However, both teams at the point of writing this preview are without any medal in the ongoing Olympics.

Therefore, it will be a cracker considering Honduras surprising appearance in the final four, and Nigeria experience playing for medal. Moreover, I think Nigeria will get the bronze medal at the end of this encounter.

Honduras vs Nigeria: Prediction

  • Both Teams to Score
  • Nigeria to Win
  • Over 2.5 Goals