South Korea vs. Honduras
July 28, 2021 4:30 am EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 -112, Under 2.5 -112
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South Korea and Honduras are clashing at Nissan Stadium in round 3 of Group B in the Olympics 2021 soccer tournament. After losing in round 1, South Korea has greatly improved their game in round 2, and they are now at the top of this group. Honduras is now in 2nd place in this group, but they need at least a draw here to have a shot at advancing to the next stage.
South Korea has scored 4 goals so far in this tournament, and they scored all 4 against Romania a few days ago. South Korea was the dominant team in that game with 52% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, 6 big chances created, and 78% of the correct passes. South Korea got ahead by an own goal from Romania, and after Romania conceded a red card, it was game over. South Korea has scored 3 more goals, and they have won that game 0-4. Lee is the leading goalscorer for South Korea with 2 goals, while Won-sang added 1 goal. This is a do-or-die game for South Korea because, with a win, they are advancing to the next stage, while if they lose, South Korea will be going home. I think South Korea has the most quality in this group, and I think they will be advancing to the next stage of this tournament.
Honduras has also improved their game after round 1, and it got them a nice win against New Zealand. Honduras was the dominant team in that game with 59% of ball possession, 8 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, 4 big chances created, and a solid 81% of the correct passes. Honduras has shown a lot of character in this game because they were losing twice, and they came back both times, and not only that, but Honduras has also scored a winning goal in the 87th minute. The finals result of this match was 2-3 in favor of Honduras. Obregon, Palma, and Rivas have each scored 1 goal for Honduras so far in this tournament. Offensively, Honduras was great, but their defense is full of holes as we could have seen in this game against New Zealand. Honduras is not allowed to count on a draw here because it’s not sure if that will get them to the next stage, which means they need to go for the win, and they are certainly good enough to win this game.
These two teams have met twice, and each team has won one game. If this game ends in a draw, one of these two teams is going home, and for that reason I expect both teams to attack and try to get a goal early. Honestly, I think this game could go either way, which is why I will stick to goals.