Honduras and Romania are facing off in Round 1 of Group B in the Olympics 2021 soccer tournament. Honduras is a frequent participant in the Olympics, and they were quite successful in the 2016 Olympics. This is the first time Romania is playing in the Olympics soccer tournament, and I think they will be competing for one of the top two spots in this group.
In the 2016 Olympics, Honduras has reached the semifinals after having 1 win, 1 loss, and 1 draw in the group stage, and after beating South Korea in the first round of the knockouts. Unfortunately for Honduras, they got demolished by Brazil in the semifinals, and they ended up losing the game for 3rd place against Nigeria. Honduras has a few players from MLS in their squad, a couple of players from Mexico, but most of them are playing in South America. Honduras is the experienced team as far as the Olympics go, and for that reason, I think they will have a good time in this group, and I think they will advance past the group stage. There isn’t much more to say about Honduras without them playing any friendly games, but I think they will do well.
There aren’t any well-known players in this Romanian team, but that doesn’t mean they are not a good team. All of the Romanian players are playing in Europe, but most of them are playing in Romania. This is the first time Romania is playing in the Olympics soccer tournament, and I think they are good enough to compete with Honduras and South Korea for one of the top two spots in this group. Romania is also one of the teams that haven’t played a single friendly game, but fortunately for Romania, they haven’t had any Covid cases as of right now, but that can quickly change. Romania has a good young team, some talented players, and now is the time for them to step up and give it their all to advance past the group stage, and I think they will.
These two teams have never met in the past, and the bookmakers are not expecting goals here, but I think we will see at least 1 on each side, without friendly games, there is no way either team has good chemistry, especially on the defensive end, and for that reason, I will take the goals.