World Cup Betting Picks: France vs. Honduras

World Cup Betting Picks:  France vs. Honduras

The World Cup is officially underway and that means we’ve got some great soccer betting opportunities just about every day of the week. In this post we’ll take a look at a Sunday game between France and Honduras. France is trying to atone for back to back horrible performances in the 2008 and 2012 World Cup where they failed to win a game in either tournament. Honduras doesn’t have the same weight of expectations that France does which is a good thing since they may be one of the weakest teams in the entire field.

Based on their performance during warm up games France is a team on a mission. They beat Jamaica 8-0 last weekend which is an almost unheard of rout for an International friendly. THey followed that up with a 1-1 in draw in their final warm up game which isn’t much of a concern since their focus was already on Brazil. They don’t have an easy group to deal with–in addition to Honduras they also have to play Switzerland and Ecuador who France *should* be able to beat but both sides have enough talent to make things difficult.

The highlight of Honduras’ schedule of warm up games was a 0-0 draw against England who was more concerned with evaluating players and getting their roster right than the matter at hand. After that they lost to Turkey and Israel, both by two goal margins. Honduras has some offensive talent but not enough playmakers to do anything against a top level French defense. Their only hope is to catch the French napping like they did England but that’s a virtual impossibility. France wants to end their World Cup winless streak and start a tournament with a win in what has to be considered the easiest game of the group stage.

Look for France to ‘take no prisoners’ like they did in the rout against Jamaica. They’re better on both ends of the field and have the talent to dominate this game. We’ll lay the goal handicap with France and look for them to singlehandedly put this game ‘Over’ the total. The French need to get their momentum going before stepping up in class against Switzerland and Ecuador.