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Honduras v Switzerland: Drmic to score one of 3 best bets

| 25.06.2014

Switzerland must better Ecuador’s result against France to ensure their passage to the second round and as 4/9 favourites to beat Honduras they look poised to do just that.

The Central Americans are available at 13/2 to pick up a first win but with a goal difference of -4 look unlikely to qualify, while the draw can be backed at 7/2.

Ladbrokes is offering a total of 92 markets to choose from and here James Curtis picks out three best bets for Honduras v Switzerland.

Switzerland to win to nil @ 11/8

Honduras looked more intent on bullying than scoring when playing France but they haven’t exactly been prolific against anyone of late.

Los Catrachos have failed to register in three of their last five and have just a solitary goal to show for their efforts from their last three matches.

The Swiss meanwhile, rarely struggle to net, hitting at least one goal in each of their last 12 international fixtures.

Josip Drmic to score last @ 9/2

While Switzerland have proven adept and finding the back of the net this truly is the testament of their teamwork rather than efforts of any one man.

The last seven goals scored by the Rossocrociati have all come from different players, with the last man to net in consecutive games being Josip Drmic.

The Nuremberg forward has netted 17 times in 36 games for club and country this season and has a knack for showing up late – with eight of those strikes bringing proceedings to a close.

Switzerland (-1) to win second half @ 5/2

Much like Drmic, Switzerland tend to come alive in the latter stages of their matches winning the second half in each of their last eight victories.

With qualification in the balance and Ottmar Hitzfeld’s men unlikely to adopt a gung-ho approach from the start a dominant second half display could well be on the cards yet again.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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James Curtis

After studying for a degree in journalism and gaining his NCTJ, James contributed to a wide range of papers, online publications and broadcasters including the South London Press, Press Association and Sky Sports News before joining the Ladbrokes News team.