Prediction and odds for the game: Municipal Jalapa (1/2) v Chinandega (5/1)
We are backing the home win
When: Sunday 05th March 2020, Kick-off 11:30 PM
Where: The Estadio Roy Fernando Bermudez
On Sunday night (GMT), Municipal Jalapa host Chinandega in the Nicaraguan Primera Division.
The home team heads into this game on the back of two straight wins in the Primera Division. A 2-1 win at Deportivo Ocotal in their last league outing also means that Jalapa have won three of their last four matches in the top-flight. The home side has also scored at least two goals in all three of those victories. The recent decent run of form in the Primera Division has consolidated the home sides spot in the leagues top six.
Despite the high-scoring match last time out, Jalapa’s recent league matches have been low-scoring, with eight of their previous nine matches producing under 2.5 goals.
Jalapa have a strong recent home record in the Primera Division. They are unbeaten in six matches, having recorded five victories. Their recent home games in the Nicaraguan top-flight have been low-scoring, with under 2.5 goals scored in five of their last six outings. The fact that Jalapa have kept three clean sheets in their last four matches has been a big factor in those low-scoring games.
The visitors have been on a poor run of form of late, winning just one of their last four league outings, suffering two defeats and picking up a draw. The poor run of results has left them clinging on to a top-six spot, but they are now only two points clear of seventh-place Juventus Managua.
Last time out they ended a four-game winless run in the league by recording a resounding 4-0 win over Juventus Managua. The win and the goals were much-needed, as they had failed to score in three of their previous four league matches.
Despite their relative lack of firepower, their recent matches have been high-scoring, with over 2.5 goals scored in five of their last eight Primera Division games.
One of the visitors achilles heels this season has been their away record. Chinandega have now failed to win in 11 league matches on their travels, having lost six of their last eight matches on the road. One of the visitor’s biggest problems away from home of late has been scoring goals, as they have blanked in five of their last eight matches on their travels in the Primera Division, scoring just three times in the process.
There is not much between these two teams in recent meetings, as both teams have claimed three wins each in the last six games. However, we are backing the home side to just edge this one, as they head into the game in the better form. We also believe this will be a relatively high-scoring encounter, so we are backing the over 2.5 goals scored too.
Verdict: We are backing the home win at odds of 1/2 and/or over 2.5 goals scored at evens. (All odds are taken from Bet365).[geosnippet id=3620]
Are you looking for a bookmaker to place your bet on Municipal Jalapa v Chinandega? Well, be sure to check out our betting page for Soccertimes recommended bookmakers. If betting is your game, then our soccer predictions page may well interest you too.
Will Jalapa continue their recent decent form in this clash?