Jun 20, 2014 at 11pm UK at ​Arena de Baixada, Curitiba
Costly (31')
Bernandez (8'), Bengston (45')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Valencia (34', 65')
Valencia (57'), Valencia (72'), Montero (80')

Preview: Honduras vs. Ecuador

Preview: Honduras vs. Ecuador
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Sports Mole looks ahead to the Group E match between Honduras and Ecuador in Curitiba on Friday night.

After both losing their first World Cup matches, Honduras and Ecuador meet in Curitiba on Friday night hoping to get some points on the board in Group E.

Honduras were seen off 3-0 by France, while Ecuador fell to another European side, Switzerland, in their opener.

Stoke City midfielder Wilson Palacios is suspended for the Hondurans after being sent off against France, with Oscar Boniek Garcia in line to replace him in midfield.

Ecuador have no need to make any changes after their heartbreaking defeat to the Swiss, but could shake up the frontline, with Michael Arroyo pushing for a start ahead of former Manchester City man Felipe Caicedo.

These two sides have never met competitively, but have played friendlies aplenty, with five encounters in the last eight years. Ecuador won three, Honduras one, and there was one draw.

The two coaches - Luis Fernando Suarez and Reinaldo Rueda - will be familiar as they are both Colombian.

Recent form

Honduras: LDLLWD

Ecuador: LDLDWD

Possible starting lineups

Honduras: Valladares; Beckeles, Figueroa, Bernardez, Izaguirre; Chavez, Palacios, Garrido, Espinoza; Bengtson, Costly

Ecuador: Dominguez; Guagua, Erazo, Paredes, Noboa, Montero, W Ayovi, Caicedo, E Valencia, A Valencia, Gruezo

Sports Mole says: 0-1

Switzerland's forward Admir Mehmedi celebrates after scoring during a Group E football match between Switzerland and Ecuador at the Mane Garrincha National Stadium in Brasilia during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 15, 2014
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