Panama will go all-out attack in this game as it is the best opportunity to get closer to top positions in the tournament that allow a place for the World Cup.
Panama vs Honduras: Picks & Odds for Friday’s Game
The teams are equally good. This is what the head-to-head info tells us. The current momentum is telling a different story and Panama should take advantage here:
Panama to Win
Panama won the last game with a 2:3 victory in the game played at the Estadio Olimpico in Honduras. The head-to-heads aren’t in favor of Panama, we have a complete stalemate between the two teams – three victories for Panama, four draws, and three victories for Honduras. Despite the good performances against Panama, Honduras has had a terrible second round of these qualifications and is at the bottom of the table.
Both Teams Will Score
Honduras’ defense is the worst in the league in the second round. The team conceded a total of 22 goals so far and is rightfully at the bottom of the table. The head-to-heads tell us that we will see an exchange of goals in the game on Friday as six of the last 10 games between the two teams resulted in both teams scoring at least one goal each. There were 10 goals in the last two games alone.
Panama vs Honduras: Squad Insight
Alberto Quintero from Panama is the only player that will miss this game as he picked up an injury recently.
Cecilio Waterman has been devastating in attack for Panama this season as he is currently the 5th best striker of the tournament with six goals scored. Orlando Mosquera has conceded at least one goal in the last seven games for Panama and will likely concede against Honduras.
Luis Lopez conceded 22 goals in the second round of the qualifications. He will share the blame with the players in front of him as they aren’t performing well either. Denil Maldonado scored an own goal recently and in general, is the weak link in the defense.
Odds and Stats for the Panama vs Honduras match
If you need more information about the upcoming game, check the info below:
13/11/2021: Honduras vs Panama – 2:3
18/07/2021: Panama vs Honduras – 3:2
17/11/2018: Honduras vs Panama – 1:0
Honduras Will Take Another Hit
The team is used to defeats by now. With eight losses and three draws in 11 games, the morale of the team is long gone. Panama has a great opportunity to lock the 4th position in the tournament. A further motivation would be the fact that a victory in this game and the right outcome from the Mexico vs US clash would bring Panama one point away from the World Cup.
Key questions and answers for the game:
- How many direct slots for the World Cup does CONCACAF get? – Three direct slots and one inter-confederation play-off.
- Who’s Panama’s main rival for the 3rd and 4th position in the tournament? – Costa Rica and Mexico.
- Which is the worst-performing team in the tournament? – Honduras. After 11 games played so far, Honduras has no victories, three draws, and eight losses.