Ecuador vs Honduras 2014 World Cup Preview

Ecuador and Honduras both suffered losses in their opening games at the 2014 World Cup, making their Group E meeting at the Arena da Baixada in Curitibia tomorrow morning at 8am AEST a vital match for both nations.

With the winner of Group E’s other match between France and Switzerland assured a place in the knock-out round of the 2014 World Cup, the loser of this fixture is almost assured of being knocked out of proceedings before the final round of Pool games next week.

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Ecuador opened the scoring in their first round clash with Switzerland and played well for the game’s 90 minutes; unluckily conceding the losing goal in the third minute of injury time. Bookmakers are sure the Ecuadorians will be far-luckier in their match with Honduras, instilling the South American side as clear $1.62 favourites, while Honduras can be taken at particularly generous odds of $5 for success.

Interestingly, Honduras have won four matches to Ecuador’s three in head-to-head fixtures since first meeting competitively in 1984, drawing a further six times. For this reason, punters may find value in backing the draw in this 2014 World Cup fixture, currently offered at odds of $3.75 at Ladbrokes.com.au.

While not necessarily offering the best value in head-to-head markets for success, including Ecuador as a fold in multi-bet is well and truly worth consideration, with punters often boxing-up a day’s matches to chase great value with favourites. Day 9 will also feature a match between clear favourites Italy and the other Group E match between France and Switzerland. Boxing up all three favourites will currently offer odds of $4.60 at Ladbrokes.com.au.

Neither Ecuador nor Honduras have been known for piling the goals on their opposition, so placing a wager on a low scoring affair is likely to be a smart move. Odds of $8 can be taken for punters who believe Ecuador will beat Honduras 2-1 in the 2014 World Cup, while Honduras securing a victory at the same score line may prove a particularly lucrative bet at $17.

With Honduras unable to find the net in their 3-0 loss to France earlier this week, a wager on Ecuador keeping a clean sheet at $2.20 odds is worth a play, while Honduras reversing their fortunes in defence is given less chance at $5.

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