1NEWS – America’s Zone World Cup qualifiers or Concacaf has entered a new phase. Previously, it had hosted matches in the group stage which consisted of six groups containing five countries in each group.
Now the qualifying round has narrowed down to only eight countries competing in the final phase. Where the eight participants who have qualified will face each other to compete for three places to qualify for the World Cup.
Canada, which has struggled since the first round, will be risking its fate again in this last round. The match will bring together the fight between Canada vs Honduras. Where the match will be held at BMO Field, the headquarters of the host Canada on Friday (3/9) at 07.05 WIB.
Canada Ready to Continue Its Defense Greatness
Canada can qualify for the last round 2022 World Cup Qualification The Concacaf Zone after ending the previous phase by topping Group B. The team nicknamed The Canucks was able to win an absolute victory over their opponents.
Even the team’s defense only conceded once, namely in the first match against Bermuda with the final result 5-1. While the team’s attack line was able to pour 27 goals from only four matches.
Predicted against Honduras at home will not be a difficult match for the Canucks. The team’s tactician, John Herdman, who brought the Canadian national team to the Gold Cup semifinals, will use the 3-4-3 tactic.
LOSC Lille striker Jonathan David is likely to be the team’s mainstay in attack. Its current performance is on the rise, marked by its skyrocketing market price. He has scored one goal in four games for his club in Ligue 1.
To support the performance of Jonathan David, John Herdman plans to field two players who are wingers. The two players who have the potential to be played are the duo of Tajon Buchanan and Cyle Larin.
Switch to midfield, Canadian national team most likely reinforced by four players who play as midfielders. Bayern Munich players, Alphonso Davies and Richie Laryea are predicted to be placed in that position.
Furthermore, to complete his midfield, the British tactician will field the duo Mark-Anthony Kaye and Jonathan Osorio. Where both will play as a central midfielder.
While a defensive position, the Canucks will most likely call out three names straight away. The trio of Doneil Henry, Scott Kennedy and team captain, Steven Vitoria will be the focus of the team. All three will both keep the goal that was escorted by Milan Borjan from conceding.
Honduras has the potential to play a tough game
Different from Canada, Honduras National Team do not have to compete in the previous phase and directly qualify in this last round. The team from Central America immediately played their first match against a strong team, The Canucks.
The team nicknamed Los Catrachos has the potential to undergo a difficult match if it reflects on the trends of its opponents in the previous phase. Where the defense of the opponent is so strong and almost without gaps.
However, the team that managed to survive until the quarter-finals of the Gold Cup will try to find their opponent’s weakness. Fabian Coito, as the coach of the team, is predicted to use 4-2-3-1 tactics to be more attacking.
Los Catrachos will be very hopeful of Cadiz CF striker Choco Lozano to assume the role of striker. The striker will be given the tandem of Romell Quioto and Alexander Lopez as winger.
Three midfielders are planned to be placed in midfield. Rigoberto Rivas has the potential to become the team’s mainstay in the attacking midfielder position. Followed by two central midfielders, Bryan Acosta and Boniek Garcia.
Entering the defense zone, Honduras will carry Danilo Acosta and Andy Najar as wing-backs. Followed by the duet of Marcelo Pereira and Johnny Leveron who are of the type as a central defender. Finally, the position of goalkeeper will be given to Edrick Menjivar.
Canada vs Honduras Soccer Prediction 03 September 2021
The first match of the Qualifying round leading to the 2022 World Cup in this Concacaf Zone, exchange online gambling site favor Canada as the winner. The North American team will certainly continue their positive trend.