Kick-off: 2005 ET, 27/01/2022
Stadium: Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano
Canada and Honduras are at opposite ends of the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying group but this should be a closer contest than that table suggests.
The last three head-to-head meetings have ended in stalemate and the Reds may settle for another here, due to their lofty position and the timing of this match.
Punters can get 3.2 for the scores to finish level and that is our first Honduras vs Canada prediction.
Honduras are no longer the force of old, having gone steadily downhill since reaching the 2010 and 2014 World Cup tournaments.
With just over half of the current campaign gone, Los Catrachos are bottom of the standings with just three draws from eight matches and only five goals scored.
That last stat is slightly surprising, though, as head coach Hernan Dario Gomez can call on some useful attacking players.
Montreal forward Romell Quioto should be able to provide an insight into this week’s opponents, while Alberth Elis has scored eight goals in his last 12 Ligue 1 games for Bordeaux.
Anthony Lozano of Cadiz is another proven performer up front and Honduras-based playmaker Brayan Moya has netted twice in this pool.
There aren’t too many familiar faces in behind, but Bryan Acosta has had a couple of decent seasons in the MLS with Dallas.
A recent 2-1 friendly loss to Colombia in Florida was a fair effort and showed Honduras still have plenty of spirit.
Los Catrachos claimed a 1-1 draw in Toronto back on Matchday 1 and Honduras vs Canada odds.
Canada were the dominant team in last September’s showdown, enjoying 65 per cent of the possession, but had to come from behind to pick up a point.
Alex Lopez put Honduras ahead with a 40th-minute penalty and Cyle Larin levelled from the spot midway through the second half.
Since that shaky start, the Reds have gone from strength to strength, with four wins and three more draws putting them just above USA and Mexico.
Besiktas striker Larin again did the damage in November’s 2-1 defeat of El Tri with a double strike and is the leading marksman in this pool with four.
Jonathan David of Lille is just one behind and Brugge forward Tajon Buchanan has two, while several other players are plying their trade in Europe.
However, Bayern Munich star Alphonso Davies is out injured and Canada’s MLS contingent may just lack match sharpness ahead of their new club campaign, which starts next month.
The Reds have drawn all three of their away games so far and John Herdman could have one eye on a weekend clash with USA.
Let’s finish off our Honduras vs Canada betting tips by taking 4.33 for the scores to be level at half-time and full-time.
Colombia 2-1 HONDURAS – Kervin Arriaga (pen)
CANADA 2-1 Mexico – Cyle Larin (2)
Head-to-head: Canada 1-1 Honduras, Canada 0-0 Honduras, Canada 0-0 Honduras, Honduras 2-1 Canada
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