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Argentina vs Honduras Prediction & Betting Tips

Argentina have to win against Honduras on Wednesday to stay in the tournament.

Argentina vs Honduras Prediction & Betting Tips
ARG W L L W W Argentina
VS 10 Aug 2016
Honduras HON L W L W W
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Match Information

Group Group DMane Garrincha stadium, Brasilia, Brazil Mane Garrincha stadium, Brasilia, Brazil

  • Key Stat

    Key Stat: Honduras have scored four goals at the Games, compared to Argentina's two.

  • Expert Verdict

    Expert Verdict: Argentina will not have expected to be in this position going into the last game of the group stage and it will be fascinating to see how they cope against a rugged Honduras outfit. The loss of Cuesta to suspension could also be a damaging blow to Argentina, who will still be expected to get the win they need to go through to the next round. However, Honduras look capable of pulling off a massive shock and a draw could well be on the cards.

Argentina

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Argentina

ArgentinaArgentina Team News, Updates and Facts

After a shock 2-0 loss to Portugal in their first match of the Games, Argentina beat Algeria 2-1 to stay alive in the tournament, but only another win here against Honduras will send them through.

Cuesta will not be available for this game after being sent off in that victory over Algeria, but otherwise the South Americans have a strong squad to choose from, including their goalscoring hero from the last match, Calleri, who is set to join West Ham United on loan after the Olympics.

Argentina likely XI:

Rulli, Gomez, Gianetti, Soto, Martinez, Lo Celso, Simeone, Ascacibar, Pavon, Calleri, Correa.

HondurasHonduras Team News, Updates and Facts

A narrow 2-1 defeat to Portugal last time indicated that Honduras cannot be underestimated and they know a draw against Argentina would be enough to keep them in Rio for a little while longer.

Elis gave Honduras a shock lead in that game and he will continue to be a threat off the right wing, with Lozano the only recognised striker in the expected Honduras team for this match.

Honduras likely XI:

Lopez, Palacios, Garcia, Vargas, Pereira, Acosta, Banegas, Quinto, Elis, Lozano, Ramirez.
 

Argentina vs Honduras Head-to-Head Stats

There have only ever been two matches between Argentina and Honduras before and on both of those occasions, Argentina were able to come out on top and secure the win expected of them.

In fact, the last meeting between the two nations was earlier in the summer in an international friendly in the build-up to the Copa America, with Argentina winning that game 1-0. Prior to that, the only other time these countries played each other saw Argentina win 3-1 in 2003.

Argentina v Honduras: Prediction

The pressure is all on Argentina here and they know exactly what they have to do - win. Honduras have been surprisingly good at the Games and they are not going to roll over, but Argentina have an exceptionally strong forward line and it is likely they will have enough to win the match and book their place in the next round of the tournament as a result.

Argentina v Honduras: Betting Tips

Odds of 4/9 on Argentina to win the game reflect the fact that views on Honduras have changed over the course of the tournament. The draw - a result that would send Argentina out of the competition - can be backed at 16/5, while Honduras are 11/2 to pull off a shock win. 

Goals look likely here, so over 2.5 goals at 8/11 looks like a good selection for this match, with both teams to score also recommended at 10/11. Anyone expecting Honduras to knock Argentina out may be tempted by the price of 8/5 available on Honduras to avoid defeat.

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