Honduras vs Trinidad and Tobago
CONCACAF 2018 World Cup Qualifiers – 5th Round.
Date: Tuesday, 15th November 2016.
Kick-off at 22:05 UK,
Venue: Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula.
Honduras couldn’t have wished for a worse start in the fifth round of World Cup qualifiers as they were shocked at home by Panama, who left with a 1-0 narrow win. Now they have a considerable ground to cover in a six team group which consists of traditional powerhouses Mexico, Costa Rica and the United States.
The top three teams from the CONCACAF group will qualify automatically for the World Cup 2018 in Russia. While the team that finish fourth will get a chance to go into the intercontinental play-off.
Trinidad and Tobago were defeated at home by the Costa Ricans in their opening fifth round fixture. The result is not a surprise, but the best chance for T&T to make it at least into the play-offs is by getting results at home.
Honduras vs Trinidad and Tobago: Head-to-head Stats
Trinidad and Tobago earned a surprise 2-0 win over Honduras in their last meeting during the 2013 edition of Gold Cup. This also put an end to their 4 match win-less run against Honduras in all competitions. Honduras had won 2 and drawn 2 in the previous 4 meetings with T&T.
Their last World Cup qualifying meeting between the two teams at Honduras ended in a 4-1 thrilling win for the hosts. While T&T earned a 1-0 win in their previous visit.
Honduras vs Trinidad and Tobago: Prediction
Honduras are a decent enough team and will fancy a win against one of the weakest team in the group. As mentioned earlier, their only chance to get inside the play-off zone is by getting results at home. And these are the kind of matches they must win under pressure. Also, Honduras were on a five match winning run at home prior to the defeat against Panama. It is very likely that they will regroup and pull out a good performance against Trinidad and Tobago.
The best department of the home side is their defense, so goals can be expected at premium. A 1-0 win for the home side seems very realistic on Tuesday’s world cup qualifier.
Honduras vs Trinidad and Tobago: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals at 1.60 (3/5)
Honduras to win 1-0 at full-time at odds 4.60 (18/5).