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Honduras vs Portugal Prediction & Betting Tips

Group D leaders go head-to-head, with Portugal strong favorites for this clash.

Honduras vs Portugal Prediction & Betting Tips
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VS 07 Aug 2016
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Match Information

Group Group DMaracana, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil Maracana, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

  • Key Stat

    Key Stat: Bruno Fernandes made both assists in Portugal's 2-0 win v Argentina last time out.

  • Expert Verdict

    Expert Verdict: There is no doubting Portugal's attacking quality and they are likely to take inspiration from the unlikely success of the senior squad at this summer's Euro 2016 tournament. A 2-0 win over Argentina sent a message to the rest of the competition that Portugal are genuine contenders for the gold medal and Honduras should not provide too stern a test here.

    However, anything can happen in tournament football and Honduras will also be full of confidence after winning their opening Group D clash, by beating Algeria 3-2 in a thrilling encounter. Goals look likely here and Portugal really should come out on top, although a shock is certainly possible.

Portugal

Our prediction

Portugal

HondurasHonduras Team News, Updates and Facts

Honduras pulled off a shock 3-2 win against Algeria in their first Olympics fixture, prompting hopes they could make it through the group stage of the competition against all the odds.

Quioto, Pereira and Lozano scored the goals for Honduras and the trio are likely to feature again here, with the Honduran 4-5-1 formation hard to break down. Lozano will start alone up front, while Palacios has to be careful to avoid a yellow card after being booked against Algeria.

Honduras likely XI:

Lopez, Palacios, Garcia, Alvarez, Vargas, Pereira, Acosta, Banegas, Lozano, Elis, Quioto.

PortugalPortugal Team News, Updates and Facts

There was also a winning start for Portugal, who beat well-fancied Argentina 2-0 on Thursday, with Bruno Fernandes involved in both goals and Paciencia and Pite on the scoresheet.

Pite's goal could earn him a starting place in the team after impressing from the bench, with Oliveira vulnerable to dropping out of the side after being booked against Argentina. 

Portugal likely XI:

Varela, Henrique, Pite, Fonseca, Figueiredo, Silva, Martins, Esgaio, Podstawski, Agra, Mane.

Honduras vs Portugal Head-to-Head Stats

History is going to be made in this match whatever happens, as there are no games on record between Honduras and Portugal.

Honduras could have the edge as they are more likely to be acclimatised to the conditions.

Honduras v Portugal: Prediction

Portugal are strong favourites for this game but they cannot afford to underestimate Honduras after their surprise win in the opening round of Group D fixtures at the Olympics. Portugal will be confident of sealing a victory that could put them into the next round of the competition and there could be plenty of goals and entertainment on show for all the watching fans in this game.

Honduras v Portugal: Betting Tips

The bookmakers are strongly favouring Portugal to make it two wins out of two at the Olympics, with odds of 1/5 offered on their victory, while Honduras can be backed at a massive 12/1 to win the game. The draw is available at 5/1 and anyone who fancies an upset here could be tempted by Honduras at 15/2 on the draw no bet market, while Honduras +2 stands out at evens too. The double chance market provides another opportunity to side with the outsiders, with Honduras DC priced up at 16/5 for this match.
 

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