Mexico vs Honduras World Cup 2014 Qualifying Betting Preview Sept 6th, 2013

Published on September 6th, 2013 4:53 pm EST

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Mexico will play host to Honduras later today in World Cup 2014 qualifying action.

This is an extremely important game for both teams, as Mexico currently sits in third place in the fourth round of CONCACAF qualifying, while the Honduras currently sits in fourth place. The top three teams will qualify, while the fourth place team will move on to an inter-continental playoff against New Zealand.

Here are the current standings in the fourth round of CONCACAF qualifying:

United States, 13 points
Costa Rica, 11 points
Mexico, 8 points
Honduras, 7 points
Panama, 6 points
Jamaica, 2 points

As you can see, the winner of tonight's match between Mexico and Honduras will sit comfortably in third place, while the loser will be in real danger of falling out of fourth place, as Panama is expected to beat Jamaica later tonight.

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Here are the current betting odds for tonight's game:

Mexico, 1.36
Draw, 4.50
Honduras, 9.00

According to these odds, a successful $100 wager on each outcome could produce a potential profit of the following amounts:

Mexico, $36
Draw, $350
Honduras, $800

According to the bookmakers, here are the five likeliest outcomes of Friday's match:

Mexico Wins 1-0, 5.50
Mexico Wins 2-0, 6.00
Mexico Wins 3-0, 8.00
Mexico Wins 2-1, 9.00
Draw 0-0, 9.50

Here are the three goal scorers from each team with the best odds of scoring in Friday's match:

Mexico

Javier Hernandez, 1.73
Oribe Peralta, 2.00
Raul Jimenez, 2.25

Honduras

Jerry Bengtson, 3.75
Carlos Costly, 3.75
Jerry Palacios, 4.33

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Finally, the over/under line for this game is currently set at 2.5 goals:

Over 2.5 Goals, 2.05
Under 2.5 Goals, 1.70

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Which of these two teams will greatly enhance their chances of making it to the World Cup in 2014?

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