May 05, 2014
Honduras is a small footballing nation playing on the biggest stage of them all and they have failed to win a match in their past two World Cup tournaments in 1982 and 2010.
Having said that, four years ago in South Africa they finished bottom of a group that included Spain, Chile and Switzerland, but they only conceded three goals against Spain and Chile, and fought out a 0-0 draw with Switzerland.
While we expect them to finish bottom of this group as well, they are not a team to be taken lightly and are capable of an upset if given the opportunity.
Early 2014 World Cup odds for Honduras have them rank outsiders at $3001 to win the tournament and $21.00 to win Group E.
Honduras World Cup Odds
Win the World Cup: $3001
Win Group E: $21.00
Qualify for next Round: $7.00
Reach 2014 World Cup Final: $501
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It’s hard to see Honduras being good enough to get through to the second round against teams of the calibre of France, Switzerland and Ecuador at the World Cup.
The only bet we would consider is the $1.30 about Honduras to finish bottom of this group, although it is a bit short for ours for a team that are definitely no easy beats.
Group E Draw for Honduras
Honduras has to face Ecuador, France and Switzerland in Group E and they will play their first match on Monday 16th June 2014 against France at 5am in the morning (Australian time).
|Mon 16 Jun||France||vs||Honduras||5am||Porto Alegre||Bet now|
|Sat 21 Jun||Honduras||vs||Ecuador||8am||Curitiba||Bet now|
|Thu 26 Jun||Honduras||vs||Switzerland||6am||Manaus||Bet now|
Honduras World Cup Squad
The 30 man Honduras World Cup provisional squad for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, South America.
Goalkeepers: Noel Valladares (Olimpia), Donis Escober (Olimpia), Luis Lopez (Real Espana)
Defenders: Brayan Beckeles (Olimpia), Emilio Izaguirre (Celtic), Juan Carlos Garcia (Wigan), Maynor Figueroa (Hull City), Victor Bernardez (San Jose Earthquakes), Osman Chavez (Qingdao Janoon), Juan Pablo Montes (Motagua)
Midfielders: Arnold Peralta (Rangers), Luis Garrido (Olimpia), Roger Espinoza (Wigan), Jorge Claros (Motagua), Wilson Palacios (Stoke), Oscar Garcia (Houston Dynamo), Andy Najar (Anderlecht), Mario Martinez (Real Espana), Marvin Chavez (Colorado Rapids)
Forwards: Jerry Bengtson (New England Revolution), Jerry Palacios (Alajuelense), Carlo Costly (Real Espana), Rony Martinez (Real Sociedad)
Head Coach of the Honduras World Cup squad is Luis Fernando Suarez and team captain is Noel Valladares.
World Cup players to watch for Honduras
The crossing skills of left-back Emilio Izaguirre are high quality and his forays into attacke will strike fear into rival teams, especially with dangerous, tall forwards on the end of them.
Up front the height of strikers Jerry Bengston and Carlo Costly will cause nightmares for opposition defences.
Bengston makes his own luck and can score goals, while the strength and aerial skill of Carlo Costly will make him a handful for defenders in Brazil.
Check out our Group E page for more info on teams competing in this group at the 2014 World Cup.
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