Honduras - Odds to Win 2014 FIFA World Cup

Honduras is playing in their second World Cup in a row, but even playing in a weak group Bet365 has them as the second worst odds to win the tournament. They have never won a World Cup match and will that change in Brazil?

Honduras does have a solid offense, but their defense is an issue and a bigger issue is the fact they do not have any big stars on the field. They can take some confidence heading to Brazil with solid qualifying showings against Mexico, the U.S. and Costa Rica, who are all in the tournament.

Honduras Odds to win World Cup 2014: +100000
Honduras Odds to win Group E: +3300

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How They Advanced:

Honduras qualified coming in third in the CONCACAF "Hex" qualifying with 15 points. They ended the qualifying process playing well and were unbeaten in their last four matches. They beat the United States at home and in their two matches facing Mexico they played to a draw at home and won on the road. In their last four qualifying matches their offense carried them combining for seven goals.

Early Prediction:

The main thing Honduras has going for them is that they are playing in, arguably, the weakest group along with Ecuador, Switzerland, and France. Their first match is against a French team that has a ton of pressure on them with their embarassing showing four years ago in South Africa.  

Honduras will play all out on offense, but that will lead them susceptible on the counter attack. Honduras will finish last in group play and lose all three matches.

Qualifying Results:

06/02/13 Honduras  2 – 1 United States
22/03/13 Honduras 2 – 2 Mexico        
27/03/13 Panama 2 – 0 Honduras        
08/06/13 Costa Rica 1 – 0 Honduras        
12/06/13 Honduras     2 – 0 Jamaica        
19/06/13 United States 1 - 0Honduras        
07/09/13 Mexico 1 – 2 Honduras        
11/09/13 Honduras 2 – 2 Panama        
11/10/13 Honduras 1 – 0 Costa Rica        
16/10/13 Jamaica 2 – 2 Honduras

Honduras Key Players

Wilson Palacios FW Alajuelense – The veteran striker has many caps and is no stranger to big matches.
Jerry Bengston FW New England Revolution – The MLS player will have to team with Palacios to give Honduras offense since they have issues on defense.
Roger Espinoza MF Wigan Athletic – He is a very creative player that has to set up the strikers.

Past World Cup Results:

2010 Did not qualify
2006 Did Not qualify
2002 Last in group stage

Honduras World Cup Schedule:

15/06/14 France vs. Honduras - Estadio Beira-Rio     
20/06/14 Honduras vs. Ecuador - Arena da Baixada     
25/06/14 Honduras vs. Switzerland - Arena Amazonia     

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