Kick-off: 0105, 03/09/2021
Stadium: BMO Field
Canada continue their quest to qualify for next year’s World Cup in Qatar when hosting Honduras in the opening set of CONCACAF third-round fixtures.
The Canucks breezed through the preliminary stages and also performed with credit at this summer’s Gold Cup tournament in the USA.
We’re happy to try and double our money with Evens for a home win and under 3.5 goals in the game for our first Canada vs Honduras prediction.
A Look At Canada’s Betting Odds
Canada claimed four comfortable victories in the first round of this qualifying process, scoring 27 goals in those matches and conceding only one.
Haiti were then brushed aside 4-0 on aggregate in a second-round play-off to secure a place in this eight-team pool.
Besiktas striker Cyle Larin has netted seven times so far and Vancouver forward Lucas Cavallini has five goals.
Lille front man Jonathan David is on four alongside Bayern Munich’s Alphonso Davies, the real star of this squad.
Rangers midfielder Scott Arfield misses out but Junior Hoilett of Reading is another familiar face.
The top three will be going straight to Qatar and fourth place enters the inter-confederation play-offs.
Canada could be in the mix, judged on their Gold Cup efforts, having beaten Costa Rica 2-0 in the quarter-finals before only going down 2-1 to Mexico via a heart-breaking strike in the eighth minute of stoppage time.
English coach John Herdman has done well since stepping up from a successful stint with Canada women and this is a progressive unit.
Looking at the Canada vs Honduras odds, we like 11/5 for the hosts to prevail by any one-goal margin.
A Look At Honduras’ Betting Odds
Honduras have the greater pedigree, having qualified for the 2010 and 2014 World Cup finals, even if they did only pick up one point from six group games.
Some players remain from those halcyon days, with Maynor Figueroa and Boniek Garcia boasting over 300 international caps between them.
However, they are now 38 and 37 respectively and Los Catrachos are regarded as a country on a downward curve.
Having reached a highest FIFA ranking of 20, Honduras have now settled at 63, four spots below the fast-rising Canada.
At the Gold Cup, Honduras secured a couple of group-stage victories before going down 2-0 to Qatar and were then crushed 3-0 by Mexico in the quarter-finals.
They will no doubt try to keep things tight in Toronto but we reckon the Canucks can wear them down.
Let’s add 31/10 for Draw HT/Canada FT to our Canada vs Honduras betting tips.
Mexico 2-1 CANADA – Buchanan
Mexico 3-0 HONDURAS
Head-to-head: Canada 0-0 Honduras, Canada 0-0 Honduras, Honduras 2-1 Canada, Canada 1-0 Honduras
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