Canada v Honduras Betting Tips

Publish: 13.07.2017

With one game to go, Canada are sitting pretty at the top of Group A in the CONCACAF Gold Cup. In contrast, there’s a real chance that Honduras will fail to make it out of the group and qualify for the knockout stages.

So, there’s plenty on the line when the two teams meet at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas in the early hours of Saturday (BST time).

Top Betting Tips

Match result draw at 12/5 with Paddy Power

Under 2.5 goals at 6/5 with Winner

1-1 correct score at 5/1 with Boylesports

Draw and both teams to score at 18/5 with Betfred

Canada/draw in half time/full time at 12/1 with Sky Bet

Betting Analysis

Despite the two teams’ differing fortunes in the Gold Cup so far, the bookies are finding it impossible to separate them.

Both sides can be backed at 13/8 with Winner but the value bet may well be the draw which is 12/5 with Paddy Power.

Canada only needs a point to guarantee they make it out of the group thanks to their 4-2 win over French Guiana and a battling draw against Costa Rica.

Octavio Zambrano’s men were not expected to pull up any trees at the tournament so they’ll be happy enough to ensure a safe passage with a draw.

Chances are, a draw will also be enough for Honduras. Costa Rica are clear favourites to beat French Guiana in Group A’s other match and Honduras could be given a default 3-0 win against French Guiana as they fielded Florent Malouda who has already been capped by France.

Even if Honduras come out gunning for the win there’s no guarantee that they’d get it. They’ve not managed a single goal in their two matches as they’ve failed to find any real fluency in their attacking play.

So, as well as backing the draw, it could also pay to have a bet on under 2.5 goals at 6/5 with Winner.

Canada have flooded the midfield to limit their opponents’ space and will likely to do so once more against Honduras while Jorge Luis Pinto’s team are much more confident fighting for every ball and keeping things tight defensively than they are going forward.

To fully capitalise on a game between two defensively orientated teams who the bookies cannot separate, a bet on the 1-1 correct score looks worth a shot at 5/1 with Boylesports.

We’re not expecting a classic but it’s hard to imagine that the game will go by without chances for both teams. Another option is backing the draw and both teams to score which Betfred are going 18/5 about.

Honduras teams of the past were renowned for their work ethic and ability to fight hard for everything. Mix that in with some talented individuals and it’s no real surprise that they made it to the World Cup in both 2010 and 2014.

This is far from a vintage Honduras team but the fight hasn’t left them. If they fall behind, they won’t give up so chance a bet on the Canada/Draw selection in Sky Bet’s half time/full time market at 12/1.

Key Battles

The main battle for this game is set to come in midfield. Both managers will be looking to get the most of the pacey options they have out wide and their physical forwards but it’s going to come down to which side can control the game in midfield and stop their opponents from creating chances.

In that regard, Canada have been the better side so far in the CONCACAF Gold Cup but Honduras have enough about them to fight fire with fire when it comes to making things tough in midfield.

Match Stats

  • Honduras have won their last four games against Canada
  • Overall, the Hondurans lead the head to head with 11 wins to Canada’s seven (there have also been four draws)
  • Canada have five goals in the Gold Cup while Honduras are yet to break their tournament duck
  • Canada’s Alphonso Davies is the Gold Cup’s leading goalscorer with three

Predicted Line-Up

Canada – Borjan; Jakovic, Vitoria, Adekugbe, Petrasso; Piette, Kaye, Arfield, Davies, Hoilett; Jackson-Hamel

Honduras – Lopez; M Figueroa, H Figueroa, Alvarado, Beckeless; Mejia, Acosta, Quioto, Lopez, Elis; Lanza

Octavio Zambrano’s men were not expected to pull up any trees at the tournament so they’ll be happy enough to ensure a safe passage with a draw.

Chances are, a draw will also be enough for Honduras. Costa Rica are clear favourites to beat French Guiana in Group A’s other match and Honduras could be given a default 3-0 win against French Guiana as they fielded Florent Malouda who has already been capped by France.

Even if Honduras come out gunning for the win there’s no guarantee that they’d get it. They’ve not managed a single goal in their two matches as they’ve failed to find any real fluency in their attacking play.

So, as well as backing the draw, it could also pay to have a bet on under 2.5 goals at 6/5 with Winner.

Canada have flooded the midfield to limit their opponents’ space and will likely to do so once more against Honduras while Jorge Luis Pinto’s team are much more confident fighting for every ball and keeping things tight defensively than they are going forward.

To fully capitalise on a game between two defensively orientated teams who the bookies cannot separate, a bet on the 1-1 correct score looks worth a shot at 5/1 with Boylesports.

We’re not expecting a classic but it’s hard to imagine that the game will go by without chances for both teams. Another option is backing the draw and both teams to score which Betfred are going 18/5 about.

Honduras teams of the past were renowned for their work ethic and ability to fight hard for everything. Mix that in with some talented individuals and it’s no real surprise that they made it to the World Cup in both 2010 and 2014.

This is far from a vintage Honduras team but the fight hasn’t left them. If they fall behind, they won’t give up so chance a bet on the Canada/Draw selection in Sky Bet’s half time/full time market at 12/1.