Our football match prediction:
Costa Rica welcome Honduras at Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica in what is expected to be one of the most entertaining games of Saturday’s program. Los Ticos occupy second position in the standings ahead of the visit of Honduras and they are one point away from securing automatic qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals. The hosts are likely to adopt a cautious approach in Saturday’s football match against Jorge Luis Pinto’s troops and we predict that they will get their job done in their qualifying group this weekend. Los Catrachos aim to regain their spot in top three with a win over Costa Rica, but beating los Ticos on the road is easier said than done and we predict that the two teams are going to share the spoils at Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica. San Jose attacker Marcos Urena found the net in a 1-1 draw with Mexico last month and he will be the man to watch in the home team.
Highlighted Player (Joel Campbell):
Joel Campbell is a highly rated 23-year-old versatile forward who plays for the English Premier League club Arsenal and the Costa Rica national team. His versatility has seen him operating as a forward or on the wings. Campbell often hogs the headlines with his fast-paced runs on the wings and breathtaking goals. He was highly rated by Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger and was snapped up as a teenager in 2011 but spent his first three seasons at the club on loan at three different clubs. His competitive debut at Arsenal came only in 2014 but has become a regular with the national squad. He has earned 55 caps already and has 11 goals to his credit in national colors. He has already played in CONCACAF Gold Cup and Copa America. But it is his success as a key member of the 2014 FIFA World Cup quarter-final reaching squad that is a highlight of his career so far.
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.