Australia v Honduras Predictions & Betting Odds – 15th November 2017

Socceroos to edge their way to Russia 2018

Cahill - Irvine (Australia)

Australia v Honduras Betting Preview – World Cup 2018 Qualifiers 15th November

There was a 0-0 draw played out in the first leg of this World Cup qualifier and so that means everything is still up for grabs. Really though Australia could have won the first leg and they do look the more likely of the two to book a spot now at the World Cup. Honduras will have been disappointed with their display on home soil, but they may stick in there as long as Australia’s woes in front of goal continue. This will probably be another tight game between the two with so much riding on the match.

Australia v Honduras Betting Tips

There was not a great deal of excitement in the first leg of this World Cup play off, which is an inter-confederations affair. But what little there was in the game, most of it came from Australia. They were the better of the two nations, but their big problem is putting the ball in the back of the net. It’s fair to say that there isn’t much quality up front from them. Add in the pressure of the situation it is likely that this game will go under 2.5 goals which is a price of 8/13 at bet365 and under 1.5 goals isn’t without it’s appeal at 2/1. Honduras don’t have a lot of attacking quality to throw in either. The Socceroos haven’t been prolific in front of goal and struggled to take chances against Syria in the AFC play off round. They have drawn their last three games (90 minutes) and they have won just one of their last nine games, which was a victory over Thailand in the group stage of qualification.

Overall they are W1 D5 L3 in their last nine matches. That’s not form that will make any opposition tremble. Australia are crying out for quality in the final third of the pitch, but they do work hard at least and most likely for them to find the back of the net is Tomi Juric who is a 13/10 anytime goalscorer favourite for the match. Tim Cahill, who got the crucial winner against Syria and who flew to Honduras in a compression boot to try and heal himself, is a 7/4 option. They haven’t collected many clean sheets this year (just two in the 2017 calendar year) but on the evidence of the first leg, they can hold out on home soil in the game at the back and there is a price of 11/8 at bet365 on Australia to win to nil. The Aussies took part in Confederations Cup in the summer and lost 3-2 to Germany while draw 1-1 with both Cameroon and Chile.

An Australia 1-0 correct score at bet365 is a price of 9/2, the shortest option in the market. Honduras are at least in this still after a poor performance home in San Pedro Sula. In many ways, if Australia had quality up front, Honduras would be out of this already, but it’s a risky plan to put your their hopes in Australia misfiring. Honduras aren’t exactly running in hot form but they have been hard to beat. They have gone W2 D3 L1 in their last six games and they only squeezed into the play off place in CONCACAF through the final round of qualifiers, helped out by the USA losing against Trinidad & Tobago or else they wouldn’t have been at this stage. Earlier this year they produced a run of form where they failed to score in four of five games but have netted in four of their last five now. But still, know they have lost home advantage and take on a side who were better than them in the first leg. They missed have really missed their chance on Friday.

Australia v Honduras Betting Odds

Australia 4/7, Draw 11/4, Honduras 6/1

Australia v Honduras Predictions

Australia to win: If the Aussies can find someone who can actually have a good game up front then they can win this comfortably. They looked the better of the two in the first leg, but as they are crying out for a world class striker, the 1-0 home win will have appeal and nothing more.

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