The Honduras vs Panama CONCACAF qualifying match will be played at the Estadio Tiburcio Carias in Honduras this Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 6:00 PM Pacific. Honduras is coming off a monumental 2-1 victory over Mexico at the Estadio Azteca, while Panama is currently on a 4-game win-less streak and desperate for points.
Panama came out from Honduras with a valuable 2-2 draw that puts them temporarily in 4th place. They will define everything with an exciting match at the Estadio Azteca in October.
This Honduran squad accomplished what so many before it could not, defeat Mexico at the Estadio Azteca. Honduras took advantage of a weak, and disorganized Mexico to claim CONCACAF’s most coveted prize, an Aztecazo. However, the historic victory will mean nothing if Honduras cannot defeat Panama.
Honduras currently has 10 points, 2 more than Mexico. A victory over Panama would almost ensure Honduras at least the playoff spot, and place it extremely close to an automatic spot to the World Cup. Earning all 3 points against Panama could very well be the deciding factor that pushes Honduras through to the World Cup
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Panama has not won any of its last four matches, including its last home game against Jamaica, a 0-0 draw that cost them 2 very easy points. Panama currently sits in fifth place with 7 points. If Panama were to lose against Honduras, any chances of finishing in the top 3 spots would be gone, and the Canaleros would be reduced to playing Mexico at the Estadio Azteca for the playoff spot.
Panama has no other option than to win the match against Honduras, any other result will not allow Panama a shot at the top three spots in the Hexagonal.
Honduras vs Panama Prediction
Honduras is motivated after the historic Aztecazo, they will have the full support of the home crowd, they are facing a desperate Panamanian squad, and they are 3/3 when playing at home: everything is in their favor. Nonetheless, Panama will not go out without a fight, the Canaleros know this is a do-or die game, and will give it their all to get the win. Expect a tight match with few scoring opportunities. In the end, the Honduras vs Panama match will end 1-0 in favor of Honduras.
Honduras vs Panama Television Schedule
The Honduras vs Panama match will be televised on beIN Sport on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 6:00 PM Pacific.