In a match between Gold Cup Group B favorites, the El Salvador vs Honduras game will take place this Friday, July 12, 2013 (6:30 PM PST) at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami. El Salvador and Honduras desire to be prosperous in this edition of the Gold Cup. They understand that the ‘always’ favorites Mexico and USA have alternate squads, therefore this edition will be their best opportunity at the title. Both El Salvador and Honduras are also with semi-alternate squads, but they are also considered favorites to finish one-and-two in their group.
Honduras defeated El Salvador 1-0 with a 91st minute goal from Jorge Juarez. Honduras now leads Group B with 6 points, Haiti in second with 3 points, and El Salvador and Trinidad follow with 1 point each.
In their first match against Haiti, Honduras played an intelligent game in which they were able to control a fierce Haitian attack for 90 minutes. Although the ‘catrachos’ may not have been the best team on the field, they were the most efficient. On Friday, Honduras will face another team which likes to attack, therefore the team coached by Luis Fernando Suarez will once again have to style a defensive counter-attacking system. With the 3 points earned against Haiti, Honduras currently leads the group and a tie against the ‘selecta’ will confirm their pass into the Gold Cup’s quarterfinals.
El Salvador played an enjoyable game in the 2-2 tie against Trinidad & Tobago last Monday. Although their defense has much to improve, the offense lead by Rodolfo Zelaya was dynamic and had enough opportunities to win that game. El Salvador knows that a win against Honduras may also mean they win the group, but to accomplish that they will need to fix defensive problems which is the team’s biggest problem.
El Salvador vs Honduras Prediction
The El Salvador vs Honduras match will be a close contest between two teams that will play defensively. The selecta has the better offense, yet Honduras will be a tough barrier to destroy on the defensive side. On Friday night, both teams will leave with a point which will give Honduras their pass into the next round; El Salvador will have to wait for their last match against Haiti to know their fate. The El Salvador vs Honduras match will end in a 1-1 tie.
El Salvador vs Honduras Television
The El Salvador vs Honduras Gold Cup match will be televised this Friday, July 12, 2013 on Fox Soccer Channel and Unimas at 6:30 PM Pacific.