AUSTRALIA take on Honduras knowing the equation is simple – win and they qualify for the World Cup.
The Socceroos produced a good first leg display on a horrific pitch and some would argue they were unlucky to only pick up a 0-0 draw in San Pedro Sula.
But there can be no room for complacency as a score draw would see them go out on away goals.
There were plenty of chances for either sides when they met at the San Pedro Sula, but finishing was extremely poor. The Socceroos had the best of those chances and brought out two brilliant saves from Honduras keeper Donis Escober.
Coming back to home turf, Australia are unbeaten in World Cup qualification matches since 2008. The streak is of a 21 match unbeaten run with wins in 18.
Meantime, Honduras are unbeaten in their last six qualifying games and the last three away games saw 1 win and 2 draws. However, that away win came at Trinidad is their only road win in 9 games.
Australia Team News
Ange Postecoglou is buoyed by the return of Milligan and Mathew Leckie after serving their one match ban and both players are expected to start here.
Meanwhile, Tom Rogic could also get into the starting line-up here after playing 15 odd minutes in the first leg as a second half substitute for Jackson Irvine.
Australia Predicted Line-up (3-4-2-1)
Ryan – Milligan, Wright, Sainsbury – Behic, Luongo, Mooy, Leckie – Rogic, Mooy – Juric.
Honduras Team News
Jorge Luis Pinto is also handed a boost with the return of team captain Maynor Figueroa and winger Alberth Elis from suspension. Both are expected to start and other changes are unlikely to the team that started in the first leg.
Honduras Predicted Line-up (4-2-3-1)
Escober – Izaguirre, Maynor Figueroa, Henry Figueroa, Beckeles – Claros, Mejia – Quioto, Lopez, Ellis – Lozano.
Goal Predictor Tip :
So far we have seen six 0-0 draws from the 9 games. Also, 8 of them saw under 2.5 goals.
So we go with 1-0 full time and under 2.5 goals.
Australia – Honudras | 1 | 1.55
Australia – Honudras | under 2.5 | 1.80