Honduras versus Ecuador takes place in Curitiba on Friday and while neither side is likely to qualify for the next round after defeats in their first matches, neither will want to finish bottom of the group so this will be a fiercely contested encounter. Read on for the latest betting tips and analysis as we predict what might happen, along with our live betting odds comparison to help you find the best prices for your bets.

Honduras lost their opening match in Group E 3-0 to France as the Central Americans paid the price for their over-physical approach (giving away a penalty and having a man sent off). Ecuador came close to a point against Switzerland but – after a late, late goal – ultimately lost 2-1. Despite that defeat we think Ecuador showed enough to suggest they should get the victory over a Honduras side who are robust in the tackle but don’t show much in the way of attacking intent.

The bookmakers make the South Americans favourites for the three points with Bet365 offering the best price of 13/20. Betting odds of 6/1 are available for the Honduras win with Totesport, but we are not tempted, while the draw – at odds of 33/10 with 888sports – also holds little appeal.

All things considered, backing Ecuador to win this one to nil looks a very solid bet at top odds of 21/10 with Betfred, and that is our main betting tip.

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