2014 World Cup Betting: Honduras vs. Switzerland Picks & Odds

Mike Richardson

Monday, June 23, 2014 4:15 PM GMT

We’re nearly through to the elimination stages of the World Cup, and if you’ve been following your Humble Handicapper's top soccer tips you’ll have plenty of winnings to invest on Honduras v Switzerland.


It’s the moment of truth in Group E as not even a win will guarantee Switzerland going through. The Swiss need France to beat Ecuador, and allow them through in the silver medal position. Ecuador have the better goal difference, so I expect the Swiss to come out guns blazing against Honduras.

The bookies have Switzerland at 13/5 to finish third, behind Ecuador at 1/4. That means that we should see France and Switzerland progress to the next stages from Group E. What’s more the bookies have France at 100/1 to finish bottom of the group, Ecuador around 33/1, although I have found one bookie offering 90/1, and at those odds Ecuador finish bottom is worth a mini-punt.


Enough with Group E finishing positions…WHERE’S THE MONEY MIKE?
The basics on this one have Switzerland winning at 6/13, the draw is at 3/1 and a Honduras win is at 7/1. The bookies clearly like Switzerland and they go as far as to offer best soccer odds of Evens on Switzerland winning both halves. They then like Draw/Switzerland at 3/1, Draw/Draw at 6/1 before they consider a Honduras win at 12/1. If Honduras is going to win this game they will have to win it from the off, so if you must back a Honduras win go further out on a limb and back them winning both halves.

The shortest correct score odds that I can find for a Honduras win are on 2-1 at 22/1, but when you consider that the bookies like 3-1 and even 4-0 at 12/1 and 20/1 respectively for Switzerland better, that should tell you who’s going to come out on top.

All these odds tell me that this will be an unsurprising one sided encounter, therefore by all means back Switzerland as your soccer pick to win both halves and go heavy on the winning margin.

I'd say back Switzerland to win to nil at 6/4 (if you want to go nuts you can always back Honduras to win to nil at best soccer odds of 16/1, but I wouldn’t recommend it).

When you consider how likely it is that Honduras will win to nil and also that if they are to win, they would need to lock Switzerland out – I'd say don’t waste your money backing anything other than a clear Swiss victory. Also sweeten the pot a little by adding on Switzerland to score first at 4/11 and the game to go over 2.5 goals at 6/5 as additional.
Prediction: Switzerland win 3-0 available at best soccer odds of 10/1 with BetVictor.

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