The Honduras vs Venezuela international friendly will be held this Wednesday, March 5, 2014 (5:30 PM Pacific) at the Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano. The game to take place in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, is expected to be sold-out at its 50,000 seat capacity. Most importantly, this friendly will be the “farewell” for Honduras from their home fans prior to the Brazil 2014 World Cup.
The team coached by Luis Fernando Suarez will have a very intense and important match when they receive Venezuela at their home stadium. This Wednesday is the only FIFA Match Day before the World Cup, therefore, Honduras will use all of their available European based players. In total, eleven players from European leagues were named to this match, thus, this game will be crucial for coach Suarez to see how the team functions with them.
Apart from this match, Honduras will play another three international friendlies in the United States in the months and weeks before the start of the World Cup. The ‘Bicolor’ will play Turkey on May 29th, Israel on June 1st, and England on June 7th. Honduras is part of Group E which also includes Ecuador, France, and Switzerland.
As for Venezuela, the Vinotinto will travel to Honduras with a 20 man roster which includes 13 players from their domestic league, and 7 from abroad. The Venezuela national team is still going through a reconstruction phase after Cesar Farias left the coaching position to join Xolos of Tijuana. They still do not have a head coach, although this game will be important to them to give new players an opportunity with the national team.
Honduras vs Venezuela Prediction
The Honduras vs Venezuela match will be played in a wonderful atmosphere as it will be the Bicolor’s last home match before Brazil 2014. Honduras is the favorite to win this one as they are the home side, because they have the pressure of the upcoming World Cup, and because Venezuela is in a reconstruction phase. In a good match, the Honduras vs Venezuela game will end in a 3-1 win for the home side.
Honduras vs Venezuela TV Schedule
The Honduras vs Venezuela match will be televised on Televicentro (Honduras).
Honduras vs Venezuela Highlights
The Honduras vs Venezuela video highlights will be uploaded soon after the end of the match.