Our prediction for this Gold Cup 2017 match:
A place in the Gold Cup quarter-finals will be at stake when Canada and Honduras face each other at Toyota Stadium in Texas in their final group game. The Canadians rolled over French Guyana in their opener and they did remarkably well to hold Costa Rica to a 1-1 draw on Wednesday. Les Rouges are on the verge of booking their place in the quarter-finals, but coaching duo Manuel Zabrano – Michael Findlay must warn their men against complacency. Honduras, on the other hand, have no other choice but to go all guns blazing at Canada in Saturday’s football match as they have collected only one point from possible six in Group A. When the two teams met in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers in 2016 Honduras recorded a 2-1 win over Canada and, no doubt, les Rouges are hungry for revenge. The two teams seem to be evenly matched at the moment and, taking everything into account, we predict that they are going to share the spoils at Toyota Stadium.
Highlighted Player (Maxim Tissot):
Maxim Tissot is a product of the Montreal Impact youth school. Tissot, though, signed his first professional contract with Trois-Rivieres Attak of Canada and he made 14 appearances for the club. On February 26, 2013 the Canadian footballer returned to Montreal Impact and he made his debut for the Saputo Stadium outfit on April 14, 2013 in a 1-1 draw with Columbus Crew.
The left back substituted Italian ace Marco Di Vaio in the dying minutes of the match. Maxim Tissot played for the likes of Montreal and Otawa Fury in the past as well and on February 24, 2017 he signed a contract with D.C. United.
Speaking of his international career, Tissot received his first ever call up for the Canada national team on November 6, 2014 for a friendly game against Panama. However, he made his Canada debut in January, 2016 against Iceland. It has to be noted that the D.C. United defender was born in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada on April 13, 1992.
Highlighted Team (Honduras):
Honduras are a national football team from Central America that qualified for the World Cup finals for the first time in 1982. Los Catrachos did well to share the spoils with hosts Spain at the showpiece tournament, but they eventually failed to book their place in the knockout stages.
Honduras participated at the 2010 and the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals as well, but they failed to impress at the tournaments in South Africa and Brazil. Winning of the 1981 CONCACAF Championship is undisputedly the team’s biggest success and it has to be noted that they finished the final round in top position in the standings, two points clear of El Salvador and three above Mexico.
Los Catrachos were beaten by Canada in the 1985 Gold Cup final, with the team finishing the 1991 tournament as runners-up as well. Wilson Palacios, who used to play for the likes of Tottenham Hotspur and Stoke City as regarded as one of the most notable footballers who represented Honduras national team on the international stage.