Honduras vs Australia by Blackcrow

Honduras meets Australia in the first leg to see who progresses to Russia next year. Honduras snuck in with a 3-2 home win over Mexico and other results went their way. Prior to that, they drew 1-1 in Costa Rica, drew 1-1 at home to the USA, won 2-1 at Trinidad and Tobago, as well as drawing 2-2 in Panama, losing 3-0 in Mexico, and drawing 1-1 at home to Costa Rica, and winning 3-1 over Trinidad and Tobago. So expect for the 3-0 loss in Mexico, they have scored and conceded in each of these qualifiers, so while they are good going forward they do tend to give up goals

 

Australia is similar to Honduras in that they can score but also concede. They drew 1-1 in Syria and then drew 1-1 at home in normal time over them in the second leg, before scoring the winner in extra time. They won 2-1 at home over lowly Thailand, they have lost 2-0 in Japan, won 3-2 at home over Saudi Arabia, won 2-0 at home over United Arab Emirates, drew 1-1 in Iraq and drew 2-2 in Thailand. Not much confidence in them keeping a clean sheet, and their coach Postecoglou has said that he will come out to attack, which might be just talk, but he has shown in his qualifiers that his team is not the type to sit back and absorb the pressure. He likes them to attack and so expect them to find the opportunities to score but will also concede in the process

 

With both team likely to score, Australia will be the happier of the two to go into the second leg with an away goal but expect the Hondurans to press forward to get the second goal. Either they will score, or they will leave themselves open enough for the Aussie to score a second. Either way can see a few goals in this game

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Comments (2)
Jimmyc
Fair preview. A soft, bumpy pitch won’t suit the aussies, especially as they persist with playing out from the back. It will be a scrappy game for sure.
11/10/2017 - 10:25
ladyha
Honduras play in a simple way without any tactical thinking. I see Australia is good enough to find a win right here.
11/10/2017 - 14:47
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