Spain vs Honduras – betting tips, match prediction and preview

World Cup BettingIn today’s late World Cup match Spain will play Honduras at 19:30 BST in Johannesburg at Ellis Park. The pre-tournament favorites from Spain are pressured after their opening defeat to Switzerland and most beat Honduras to come back in the World Cup, but while the same situation does apply to Honduras they can only surprise tonight.

Match Preview

The current European champions were among the pre-tournament favorites, but once again their World Cup domination seems far away. They are now in danger of failing their World Cup campaign, after their shocking defeat to the Swiss, but can recover tonight by winning against Honduras. The team has been criticized back home following the defeat, where even former coach and Euro 2008 winner, Luis Aragones, has been shaking things up. However, Spain’s players’ still believe in their chances and has deemed the criticism an over-reaction. One could tend to agree, after Iker Casillas girlfriend and pitch-side reporter was blamed for their defeat in some parts of Spain. Nevertheless, they need points today, if they are not to book their tickets home early.

On other hand Honduras can play without pressure being underdogs tonight and already more than meeting expectations by reaching the World Cup after 28 years absence. Unfortunately their squad has endured a lot of injuries before the World Cup, which were visible in the match against Chile, where they were exposed to the fast playing Chileans. However, Honduras has upset the odds before in their World Cup debut and ironically it was a draw against favorite hosts Spain in 1982.

Team Updates

Spanish coach Bosque is expected to use Fernando Torres alongside striker David Villa, which hopefully for Spain will prove more effectively in creating the necessary goals tonight. After the first match Andreas Iniesta is questionable, while Sergio Ramos is expected ready from his rib injury.

Honduras will likely use the same line-up as for the match against Chile, which mean they will be without star forward David Suazo again, who is still not fit from his thigh injury.

Spain vs Honduras betting tip

Our betting pick will be Spain with at least 2 goals at odds 1.44 at 888 sports.

Honduras had a lot of trouble with Chile’s small and fast players in the opening match and could easily have lost 3-0 or 4-0, if Chile had scored on their chances. They will have similar problems tonight against Spain, which are considered one class above Chile. Of cause Spain did not score in their opening match, but they did create a lot of chances and hit the post more than once. We do not believe Spain will go without goals in two matches in a row and recommend the Spain-1 handicap bet despite the somewhat low odds. Our match prediction is a secure 3-0 or 4-0 victory for Spain, which needs rehabilitation after their shock defeat by Switzerland.

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