The Honduras vs Ecuador friendly match is scheduled for Tuesday, November 19, 2013 (6:00 PM Pacific) at the BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston. Honduras is coming off a painful 5-0 loss against Brazil, and will want to redeem itself with a good match against Ecuador. The South American nation achieved a solid 0-0 draw against Argentina last week, a good result over a solid Argentinian squad.
Coach Luis Fernando Suarez brought in his best squad for the match against Brazil, it must have been humiliating to be destroyed 5-0. Nonetheless, it was an excellent training opportunity for his squad, as they will be facing top-caliber teams in the World Cup. Suarez will likely repeat the same lineup against Ecuador, hoping to see his players bounce back from the embarrassing defeat.
Ecuador’s Reinaldo Rueda will likely test out some fringe players he called in for the friendly, as he used his best players for the match against Argentina. Jayro Campos, Fernando Gaibor, Leonel Ramírez and Fidel Martrinez are some of the players fighting for a roster spot for the World Cup that will likely make an appearance against Honduras.
It’s also interesting to note that both head coaches have been in charge of each other’s teams in the past. Luis Fernando Suarez coached Ecuador in the 2006 World Cup, while Reinaldo Rueda took Honduras to the 2010 World Cup. Although the squads have changed in the past 4-8 years, it is very likely that both coaches will have intimate knowledge of the opposing teams.
Honduras vs Ecuador Prediction
Honduras’ morale must be very low, as they were humbled by a clearly superior Brazilian side. For their part, Ecuador played a good match against Argentina, and will be looking for the win against Honduras. With Ecuador’s potent attack, and Honduras’ recent woes, I predict this match will end in a 2-0 victory for the South American side.
Honduras vs Ecuador TV Schedule
The Honduras vs Ecuador match will be televised this Tuesday, November 19, 2013 on beIN Sport Espanol at 6:00 PM Pacific.