A manic round of World Cup qualifiers has put Honduras in Australia’s path to Russia 2018.
The Socceroos only just scraped past Syria on Tuesday night, yet online bookmaker Sportsbet.com.au has installed them as $1.80 favourites to progress to next year’s finals.
The Hondurans – who are paying $1.83 to win the first leg at home – snatched fourth place in the CONCACAF group after the USA suffered a shock defeat to Trinidad & Tobago.
The tie will serve as a farewell tour for under-fire Aussie coach Ange Postecoglou, who announced on Wednesday that he would step down at the conclusion of the qualifying campaign.
“Ange might not be going to Russia but the betting suggests that at least the Socceroos will be,” said Sportsbet’s Will Byrne.
Switching to domestic matters, football fans can enjoy value aplenty on this week’s A-League fixtures.
If you salute with a win-draw-win bet of $20 or more on the Melbourne derby clash, you can collect a $5 bonus for every goal your team scores.
For example: if you back the Victory and they win 3-1, you will get $15 in bonus bets on top of your cash winnings.
These specials offers are exclusive to customers at Sportsbet, where first-time punters can grab up to $501 in bonus bets upon signing up.
Melbourne Victory vs. Melbourne City
Victory – $2.25
Draw – $3.70
City – $2.75
Honduras vs. Australia
$1.83 – Honduras
$3.30 – Draw
$4.33 – Australia
Australia to qualify for World Cup
$1.80 – Yes
$1.95 – No
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