World Cup 2022 Qualifying Odds: US Hosts Honduras In Frigid Temperatures

Written By Russ Mitchell on February 1, 2022 - Last Updated on July 22, 2022
World Cup 2022 Qualifying

The US Men’s National Team (USMNT) is bringing its World Cup 2022 qualifying bid to within 125 miles of the Iowa border.

Honduras, with an average temperature of around 85 degrees year-round, will face the US in St. Paul, MN. The forecast in the Twin Cities will be … less than 85 when the teams face off in an outdoor stadium Wednesday.

Forecast high: 5 degrees. Forecast low: -10.

The USMNT hopes St. Paul’s freezer leads to Qatar’s oven later this year. The 2022 Fifa World Cup unfolds Nov. 21 to Dec. 18 in the Arabian Peninsula. The World Cup dates are late in the year because winters in the 90s are better than the summer averages that exceed 100 degrees.

How to watch World Cup 2022 qualifying

  • What: Honduras at US Men’s National Team
  • When: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2
  • Where: Allianz Field in St. Paul, MN
  • TV: FS1

The USMNT suffered a 2-0 loss to surprise CONCACAF leader Canada on Sunday. The Americans are tied for second with five wins, three ties and two losses (5-3-2). Honduras (0-2-7) is at the bottom of the eight-team table so it looks like they may be left out in the World Cup cold.

The top three teams from the CONCACAF region (Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football) advance to the World Cup. A fourth-place team from CONCACAF faces a fourth-place team from Asia, the South Pacific or South America. The winner of that pairing also gets a ticket to Qatar.

How to bet on World Cup 2022 qualifying

The USMNT is a heavy favorite to collect three points in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Team US bettors in Iowa would have to risk $550-$675 for a $100 win. A $100 bet on Honduras would net anywhere between $1,200 and $2,000, depending on your sportsbook of choice in Iowa. As you can see, a correct bet on a draw carries a good payout as well.

DraftKings Sportsbook-575+600+1200
Caesars Sportsbook-675+480+1600
FanDuel Sportsbook-600+550+1700
BetMGM Sportsbook-550+550+1600
Betfred Sports-550+550+2000
PointsBet Sportsbook-600+550+1600
Betway Sportsbook-575+600+1300
Elite Sportsbook and
Bally Bet Sportsbook
Unibet Sportsbook
BetRivers Sportsbook and
Barstool Sportsbook
DRF Sportsbook

Schedule and standings

Teams get three points for every win and one point for a draw. Goal differentials break any ties in the standings table. After 10 matches (win-draw-loss):

  1. Canada (6-4-0) — 22 points (Goal differential +12)
  2. US (5-3-2) — 18 points (GD +6)
  3. Mexico (5-3-2) — 18 points (GD +5)
  4. Panama (5-2-3) — 17 points (GD +2)
  5. Costa Rica (3-4-3) — 13 points (GD 0)
  6. El Salvador (2-3-5) — 9 points (GD -5)
  7. Jamaica (1-4-5) — 7 points (GD -6)
  8. Honduras (0-3-7) — 3 points (GD -14)

World Cup 2022 qualifying schedule

Four matches are left for teams to secure CONCACAF’s three guaranteed spots or the fourth-place play-in.

Wednesday, Feb. 2

  • Canada at El Salvador
  • Costa Rica at Jamaica
  • Panama at Mexico
  • Honduras at US

Thursday, March 24

  • Canada at Costa Rica
  • El Salvador at Jamaica
  • US at Mexico
  • Honduras at Panama

Sunday, March 27

  • Jamaica at Canada
  • Costa Rica at El Salvador
  • Mexico at Honduras
  • Panama at US

Wednesday, March 30

  • US at Costa Rica
  • Honduras at Jamacia
  • El Salvador at Mexico
  • Canada at Panama
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Russ Mitchell has been covering news and sports in northwest Iowa since 1997, including 11 years as managing editor for one of the most acclaimed community newspapers in the state. He looks forward to keeping readers up to date on the growing sportsbook industry in Iowa.

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