Updated 02:35 AM EDT, Thu, Oct 28, 2021

World Cup Qualifying Games: Mexico vs Honduras Predictions & Team News

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For the World Cup qualifier on Tuesday night, Mexico will take on Honduras in a game anticipated by many soccer fans.

Goal.com said that Mexican team manager Juan Carlos Osorio is eyeing a victory in this tough match versus Honduras.

The same report noted that Mexico is looking for a followup win for their 3-0 victory versus El Salvador during the fourth round of the CONCACAF qualifiers.

It is expected that Osorio's team would have some changes in their gameplay as he earlier noted in an ESPN report.

"Our outlook will be very similar, but the setting and atmosphere give other possibilities," he added.

ESPN added that the Honduras match will be sort of a "litmus test" for Mexico. It said that the expected change in the team is its formation.

"In the 60th minute against El Salvador, Osorio took off Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez for Jose Juan "Gallito" Vazquez. In doing so the side switched from a 4-4-2 to a 4-3-3 and it seems certain that will be the template from the outset against Honduras," noted the same report.

Another anticipated move by Mexico is that they will control the midfield better since the match is expected to be a physical one.

Meanwhile, a separate ESPN report indicated that the battle will be real since Mexico had tough struggles in Honduras for years. This is reportedly making the host team confident that they can make Osorio's team fold on game night.

"On paper, El Tri has the far superior roster, but the same argument applied for numerous matches in the past where Mexico failed to collect more than one point," ESPN added.

With this potential threat, Mexico is expected to use its strength in its players like Carlos Vela, Jesus Corona, Peralta and Chicharito or Jimenez. This strong starting lineup will surely bring positive things to the team for the entire match.

ESPN said that starting on the wrong foot may sacrifice the chances of the team for Tuesday's qualifier.

In predicting the outcome of the match, the International Business Times (IBT) said Mexico may claim a 2-1 victory versus Honduras.

"This could well be the time for Mexico to garner its first victory in San Pedro Sula since 1965. Mexico is on a high following on from its victory over the United States last month, while Honduras is really struggling," added the IBT report.

Osorio is also believed to be more careful in his lineup of players this time compared to the El Salvador matchup.

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