Australia vs Honduras Predictions, Betting Tips & Preview
Honduras were a little subdued in their first leg against Australia, and the visitors deserved their 0-0 draw. Now Australia are strong favorites to progress in what could have been a very, very tough two legged tie.
Game: Australia vs Honduras
Venue: Stadium Australia
Kick-off: Wednesday 15th November, 9.00AM
Honduras felt underrated going into this tie but failed to make the most of their home advantage. They were good in spells, but they never took the game to a more spirited Australia side who were good value for their draw. Now roles are reversed and the hosts are expected to advance.
Honduras may well be more suited to sitting off and letting someone else take the initiative, and they certainly have a lot more pace and creativity on the counter than Australia offered in the first leg. It sets up an interesting tie here where the away side getting a result wouldn’t be a huge shock.
But Australia were much stronger at home than they were away in the group stages and previous knockout rounds, although they were just as susceptible to conceding a goal. Syria, Thailand and Saudi Arabia scored a combined four goals in their three respective visits to Australia recently.
Australia are being touted as clear favorites to go through at best odds of 4/7 with Bet365, whilst the draw is available at 12/5 through Coral. Honduras are 5/1 with Ladbrokes to win in 90 minutes.
The first leg was a cagey 0-0, but there’s a feeling both sides will be more suited to this second leg. Australia are at home with the crowd behind them and will take more of the initiative. That’ll suit Honduras in many ones, as their dangerous trio of MLS attacking know perfectly how to run devastating counter attacks. Both sides will at some stage likely go for it here.
Back our Free Betting Tip: Both Teams to Score at 11/10 with Bet365
Despite their tendency to concede in games where they are a short priced favorite, Australia have had plenty of goals in them and have managed to come through those games. A 3-2 win over a usually defensively strong Saudi Arabia side showed that.
Back our Score Prediction: Australia win 2-1 at 7/1 with Paddy Power
Quioto and Elis provide a serious threat on the counter but will be priced as unlikely scorers, so could provide good value here. They’ll likely be priced around 2/1 or better. Australia have produced a number of goal scorers with Tim Cahill the hero in the previous round, and Rogic and Jurisic also chipping in. But Tim Cahill has managed eight in the qualification process so far.
Back our Scorer Prediction: There are no goalscorer odds at present