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2015 Gold Cup: Haiti v Honduras preview

Kick-off: July 13 @ 7.00 pm EST

Venue: Sporting Park (Kansas City, Kansas)

Past meetings

Haiti v Honduras 0-2 (2013 Gold Cup)
Honduras v Haiti 1-0 (2009 Gold Cup)
Honduras v Haiti 3-1 (International friendly)
Honduras v Haiti 1-3 (International friendly)


Last 5 matches:

Cuba v Haiti 1-2 (2014 Caribbean Cup)
China v Haiti 2-2 (International friendly)
Trinidad v Haiti 1-0 (International friendly)
Panama v Haiti 1-1 (2015 Gold Cup)
USA v Haiti 1-0 (2015 Gold Cup)

Team News:

Haiti produced a very good showing in the narrow defeat to the United States, but seeing as they are currently at the bottom of Group A standings, Les Grenadiers will only progress into the next stage if they defeat Honduras.

Central midfielder Jean Alexandre (31/2) is banned after receiving two yellow cards in as many games, and he will probably be replaced by Pascal Millien (23/1). Coach Marc Collat caused quite a surprise by leaving star player Jeff Louis (22/2) out of the side for the USA game, but he should now be recalled.

Players to watch: Johnny Placide, Jeff Louis, Duckens Nazon.

Probable starting line-up (5-4-1): Placide – Goreux, Bertin, Jerome, Jaggy, Lafrance – Louis, Millien, Marcelin, Guerrier – Nazon.


Last 5 matches:

Paraguay v Honduras 2-2 (International friendly)
Brazil vs Honduras 1-0 (International friendly)
Mexico v Honduras 0-0 (International friendly)
USA v Honduras 2-1 (2015 Gold Cup)
Honduras v Panama 1-1 (2015 Gold Cup)

Team News:

Honduras will qualify for the second stage even if they share spoils with Haiti and USA beat Panama, but only a victory in the final group game will guarantee them progress into the quarter-finals after the team took just one point from first two matches.

The good news is there are absolutely no selection worries for coach Jorge Luis Pinto, but Eddie Hernandez (7/0) and Mario Martinez (54/4) are pushing for starting places following some very good performances after coming off the bench against Panama.

Players to watch: Andy Najar, Anthony Lozano, Mario Martinez.

Probable starting line-up (5-3-2): Escober – Cristanto, H. Figueroa, J. Palacios, M. Figueroa, Beckeles – Acosta, Claros, Martinez – Najar, Lozano.

Haiti v Honduras betting odds & picks

*Having performed pretty well in the first two matches and with plenty of room for improvement still left, Honduras can be backed at 1.81 (4/5) to defeat Haiti and qualify for the quarter-final.

*With both sides creating plenty of chances so far and needing a win to go through, bear in mind that both teams to score bet pays 2.17 (23/20).

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