Honduras vs Panama
Date: Saturday, 17 November 2018
Kick-Off at 02:00 UK / 03:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Tiburcio Carias Andino (Tegucigalpa).
Honduras host Panama in a low-profile CONCACAF friendly on Friday evening at Estadio Tiburcio Carias Andino. Both teams head into the match on the lowest of spirits following their poor streak of results in recent outings.
Los Catrachos failed to qualify for the World Cup in Russia after losing the inter-continental play-offs against Australia 1-3 on aggregate. They went on to lose two and draw one of following three friendlies netting just one goal along the way. It’s a poor record if we now the opposition in last two fixtures included the likes of El Salvador and UAE.
Panama did make it to the World Cup on the expense of United States. However, they could not do anything more than suffer three defeats there. Los Canaleros conceded as many as 11 goals in these losses (to England, Belgium and Tunisia). They continued to struggle defensively in following friendlies against Venezuela, Japan and Korea Republic allowing as many as seven goals during a streak of two losses and a draw in these three ties.
Honduras vs Panama: Head-to-head
Honduras were much more successful historically.
They lead the head to head tie by 9 wins coming into 37th meeting with Los Canaleros.
It is interesting to note that both teams were on the scoresheet in three of past five head to head affairs.
Honduras vs Panama: Prediction
Honduras did struggle for goals lately, but the clash with the vulnerable defensive line of Panama’s will be a great chance for them to regain the much-needed attacking confidence. Panama shipped two or more goals in all of past seven matches.
Given the hosts kept just one clean sheet in last ten games, we have to find the value in backing goals at both ends at the odds of 2.00 here.
As for the outcome, the draw looks to be the closest of three and we will shoot for it at 3.00 as an alternative betting option.
Honduras vs Panama: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 2.00 (1/1)
Draw @ 3.00 (2/1).