Wednesday 8:00pm (AEDT) at Stadium Australia, Sydney
The 0-0 draw was a great result for the Socceroos and what was even more surprising was their complete dominance. Honduras offered next to nothing in attack and will need to make a sharp improvement if they are to deny the Socceroos. The visitors will be up against it in more ways than one. Australia will have the advantage of additional rest thanks to a chartered flight, a huge home crowd and substantially more depth. Based on the first leg there is no reason why Australia cannot settle this tie in the first half.
If the Socceroos can take their chances this one could be over at half time. They were guilty of very several genuine chances in Honduras and cannot afford the same complacency in front of goal. The match will take on a very different complexion to that at the Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano. The surface in Honduras was abysmal with players taking out chunks of grass. In contrast the surface at Homebush is all but perfect. With no rain at all leading into the game The Socceroos will have the ideal pitch for their passing game.