Our prediction for this match:
Wednesday’s football game at Estadio Municipal Bicentenario German Becker pits together Chile and Honduras. Chile aim to finish the year in great manner and, no doubt, they want to give fans something to cheer about after failing to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals. La Roja are a real force to be reckoned with at home and seeing that Honduras do not seem to be on top of their game at the moment, we are tempted to put our money on Alexis Sanchez and Co. When the two teams at the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals Chile recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over Honduras and we predict that the history is going to repeat itself. Back then Beausejour scored the winner for the Chileans, meaning that Honduras defenders should have the pacey midfielder at bay when the two teams face each other in Temuco.
Highlighted Player (Enzo Roco):
Enzo Roco is one of the young and exciting defenders coming out of Chile in the recent times. The 23-year-old started in the youth teams at Universidad Catolica and moved up the ranks. He was promoted to their first team in 2011 and in three years with them played more than 90 matches.
He established himself in the first team and was an omnipresent figure at the back for the team that won Primera Division and Copa Chile titles. Roco moved to the Spanish club Elche on loan in 2014 and by the next year he was at their fellow Spanish club RCD Espanyol.
Roco’s international appearance started with the under-17 squad in 2009 while his senior international debut was in 2012. He was named in the 30-man list by Jorge Sampaoli for the 2014 FIFA World Cup but was cut from the final list.
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.