Prediction and odds for the game: Diriangen (1/3) v Chinandega (6/1)
We are backing the under 2.5 goals scored at odds of 7/10
When: Thursday 09th April 2020, Kick-off 1 AM (GMT)
Where: Estadio Cacique Diriangen
In the early hours of Thursday, Diriangen host Chinandega in the Nicaraguan Primera Division, as the home side look to move into the two automatic final series qualification spots.
The home side are third place in the table but are level with second-place Real Esteli, who occupy the last automatic qualification spot for the final series. A recent inconsistent run of form has hindered their chances of clinching a top-two spot this season, though. A 3-0 home defeat against Juventus Managua last time out means they have now lost two of their last three games.
Diriangen’s last three league games have produced over 2.5 goals. However, their previous seven had been low-scoring affairs, with under 2.5 goals scored.
The home side has a strong recent record on home soil in the Primera Division, as they are unbeaten in six games, having recorded five victories. Their recent home matches have been low-scoring, with under 2.5 goals scored in five of their last six outings. The fact that Diriangen have kept clean sheets in five of their six unbeaten matches has been a big factor in the recent low-scoring games.
The visitors will be looking to consolidate their position in the leagues top-six. They are currently sixth place but have seventh-place Juventus Managua breathing down their necks just two points behind.
Back to back league wins against Juventus Managua and Municipal Jalapa have improved their chances of landing a final series spot this season. Before the double league wins, Chinandega had failed to win in four Primera Division matches.
Their recent outings in the Primera Division have been relatively low-scoring, with under 2.5 goals scored in four of their last six outings.
Chinandega have been woeful away from home of late in the Nicaraguan top-flight, winning just one of the last 12 away matches. A 1-0 win at Municipal Jalapa in their last away game ended a run of 11 away games without a victory in the Nicaraguan top-flight. In fact, six of their last nine matches on their travels has ended in defeat.
Their recent away matches in the Primera Division have been tight and low-scoring, with under 2.5 goals scored in five of their last seven outings on the road.
We fancy Diriangen to continue their short recent winning run in the Primera Division in this game, despite the visitors ending that poor recent run of away form in the league in their last game. We are also backing the under 2.5 goals scored, as the home side are strong defensively on home soil, while the visitors away games tend to be low-scoring.
Verdict: We are backing the under 2.5 goals scored at odds of 7/10 and/or the home win at odds of 1/4. (All odds are taken from Bet365).[geosnippet id=3620]
If you are looking for a bookmaker for your bet on Diriangen v Chinandega? Make sure to check out our betting page for Soccertimes recommended bookmakers. You may also like our soccer predictions page, which contains more tips articles.
Will Diriangen enhance their chances of a top-two finish?