Honduras vs Costa Rica Betting Preview October 11th, 2013

Published on October 11th, 2013 4:05 pm EST

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Honduras will be playing host to Costa Rica later today in World Cup 2014 qualifying action.

This is an extremely important game for both teams. Keep in mind that the top three teams in the fourth round of CONCACAF qualifying will earn an automatic spot in the 2014 World Cup, while the fourth place team will move on to a playoff match against New Zealand, with the winner earning the fourth World Cup spot. Here are the current CONCACAF standings:

United States, 16 points
Costa Rica, 15 points
Honduras, 11 points
Panama, 8 points
Mexico, 8 points
Jamaica, 4 points

Costa Rica could solidify their spot in the World Cup with a victory today, while a win for the Honduras would give them some much needed space over both Panama and Mexico. A loss for Honduras today and they could find themselves tied with either Mexico or Panama.

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Honduras, due to their home field advantage, has the edge in today's battle. Here are the current betting odds:

Honduras, 1.75
Draw, 3.25
Costa Rica, 4.75

So, according to these odds, a successful $100 bet on Honduras would return a total profit of $75, while a successful $100 wager on Costa Rica would return a total profit of $375.

According to the bookmakers, the likeliest outcome of today's match is a 1-0 win for the Honduras. This outcome is currently listed at 6.00. After that, a 1-1 draw and a 2-0 victory for the Honduras are the likeliest outcomes.

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Here are some of the over/under lines for today's match that may interest you:

Under 2.5 Goals, 1.60
Over 2.5 Goals, 2.25

Under 0.5 Goals, 9.00
Over 0.5 Goals, 1.05

Under 3.5 Goals, 1.05
Over 3.5 Goals, 4.33

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