Honduras are one of the lowest ranked nations competing at the 2014 World Cup. However, at the 2010 Finals in South Africa they proved they were no pushovers, picking up a point against Switzerland whilst losing narrowly to Chile and Spain in what was a very tough group. However, odds of 4000/1 to win the World Cup show what little chance the bookies feel Honduras have.
This time around Honduras have a slightly easier group, as they are drawn in Group E alongside Ecuador, France and Switzerland. At odds of 13/2 to qualify from the group, these odds are likely to attract punters looking for an outside bet. It is easy to make a case for Honduras qualifying, with France disappointing at recent World Cups, and Switzerland and Ecuador never progressing far in the tournament either.
Honduras odds and betting preview
Honduras qualified for the World Cup after finishing third in the CONCACAF, ahead of Mexico who later qualified via the play-offs. Finishing ahead of Mexico is a great achievement, and suggests that Honduras might not be the pushovers everyone expects. The squad does have a few names you might recognise, with the likes of Wilson Palacios and Maynor Figeuroa both playing in the Premier League.
Honduras will need to make a big improvement from their last World Cup, but with conditions likely to suit in Brazil, they do look like an interesting outsider bet for qualification. Young players such as Andy Najar of Anderlect and striker Diego Reyes of Real Sociedad and two players to watch out for.
Best Honduras World Cup bets
Best bet on Honduras at the World Cup is Honduras to qualify from Group E at odds of 13/2
Next best bet on Honduras at the World Cup is Honduras to draw with France in the opening game with a +1 or +2 handicap. France are red hot favourites for this game, but Honduras won’t be the whipping boys everyone expects and we expect the to only be narrowly beaten in this game.
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