Jun 16, 2010
The first Group H match of the 2010 World Cup will be between Honduras and Chile on Wednesday 16th June at 9:30pm Melbourne time at Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit, South Africa.
Honduras and Chile last met in a 2009 friendly where Honduras scored a 2-0 win on home soil.
Honduras scored at 1.78 per game during qualifying and Carlos Pavon 7, Carlos Costly 6, Julio Cesar De Leon 4 and David Suazo 4 were major contributors.
Chile also scored at 1.78 and Humberto Suazo managed 10 goals in a top effort with Matias Fernandez 4 and Alexis Sanchez 3.
Honduras vs Chile
When: Wednesday 16th June
Time: 9.30pm AEST Melbourne time
Where: Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit
TV: Televised live on SBS
Last time they met
19.01.09 Honduras 2-0 Chile Friendly
19.01.09 Honduras 2-0 Chile Friendly
12.06.03 Honduras 1-2 Chile Friendly
22.03.01 Honduras 3-1 Chile Friendly
Latest Honduras and Chile form
05.06.10 Lost Romania 3-0 Honduras Friendly
02.06.10 Draw Azerbaijan 0-0 Honduras Friendly
27.05.10 Draw Belarus 2-2 Honduras Friendly
21.04.10 Lost Honduras 0-1 Venezuela Friendly
03.03.10 Lost Turkey 2-0 Honduras Friendly
Friendly form for Honduras is less than spectacular and they have only managed two draws in their last 5 warm up games and all against nations not competing in the World Cup.
Another concern is the fact Honduras could only manage 2 goals in those five games and had four clean sheets.
31.05.10 WON Chile 3-0 Israel Friendly
30.05.10 WON Chile 1-0 Northern Ireland Friendly
27.05.10 WON Chile 3-0 Zambia Friendly
16.05.10 Lost Mexico 1-0 Chile Friendly
06.05.10 WON Chile 2-0 Trinidad and Tobago Friendly
Chile have scored 4 wins in recent friendly games against non competing World Cup teams and lost their only game 1-0 against tournament competitor Mexico.
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Honduras had to qualify through three qualifying rounds and they topped their first group which included Puerto Rico, Canada, Jamaica and Mexico.
Honduras got in by the skin of their teeth when they defeated El Salvador in their final game and the USA and Costa Rica result fell their way to earn them a trip to South Africa.
Julio Leon and Georgie Welcome scored goals in their friendly against Belarus.
Chile were second only behind Brazil for goals scored during qualifying and they earned their place at the World Cup in a group that included Bolivia, Venezuela, Colombia, Argentina, Peru, Paraguay and Venezuela.
Alexis Sanchez was Chile’s highest goal scorer during recent warm up matches with three goals.
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Honduras vs Chile Match Prediction
Honduras won their last encounter against Chile and have won two of the last three which means they will fancy themselves here to get a favourable result. against the Chilieans.
Chile has been in great form of late and enter the World Cup with recent goals on the board as opposed to Honduras being barren up front. Chile look good things to grab the win here on what we have seen of both sides of late.
Chile to win @ $1.62 at Sportsbet
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