Switzerland vs Honduras – betting tips, match preview and prediction

World Cup BettingSwitzerland plays Honduras today at 19:30 BST in Bloemfontein. The Swiss can still qualify for the last 16, thanks to their surprising victory against Spain, but they will most likely have to win against Honduras in their last group match tonight and preferably win big.

Match Preview

The Swiss delivered one of many surprises so far during the World Cup and maybe the most surprising single result in all matches at the World Cup. At the same time their 1-0 victory against Spain gives them a good chance to qualify for the last 16, although a comfortable win will most likely be necessary tonight. The team coached by legendary Ottmar Hitzfeld, do need at least a two goal win tonight, but maybe less depending on the game between Spain and Chile. The Swiss will be cheering for Chile though, as one point would be enough for Switzerland, if Chile wins, while three points would be necessary should Chile and Spain draw. On other hand Switzerland will need the two-goal swing and a win, if Spain should win against Chile.

Switzerland has played conservatively so far at the World Cup, earning the record for most minutes without conceding goals at the World Cup before the goal from Chile. However they need goals tonight and must abandon some of their conservative style, which Ottmar Hitzfeld is likely more than aware of before the match. Luckily they are up against Honduras, who is the only country without any goals or points yet. Honduras was outclassed against both Spain and Chile, where their lack of defensive organization were the most oblivious weakness. Nevertheless, Honduras could actually qualify for the knockout stage, if they manage a five-goal swing to Spain and win their match tonight.

Team Updates

The Swiss is missing Valon Behrami after his red card against Chile, but he will be replaced by more than competent Tranquillo Barnetta, who was benched in the second match. At the moment Philippe Senderos looks not to come back from his injury.

Honduras will need goals tonight to qualify and will likely use two men upfront. It is expected either Carlos Pavon or Georgie Welcome will join forward David Suazo to create more chances

Switzerland vs Honduras betting tips

Our betting pick is Switzerland as outright winner at odds 1.50 at William Hill Sports.

Honduras lost 1-0 to Chile and 2-0 to Spain, but the result lie somewhat compared to actual strength of Honduras. In both matches they gave away a lot of chances and could easily have lost with 3 or 4 goals in each. Although not playing impressive football, Switzerland did perform better in both their matches against the same teams. Especially the tactical performance was impressive and really showed the impact of Ottmar Hitzfeld on the Swiss team. This could be a deciding factor between the two sides tonight, as the lack of defensive discipline by Honduras will be tested in a game where both sides must come forward. The match prediction will be a 2-0 victory to the Swiss, who on top of being a better team has greater motivation tonight and a realistic chance of qualifying.

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