Prediction and odds for the game: Managua (1/4) v Deportivo Ocotal (8/1)
We are backing the over 2.5 goals scored at odds of 7/10
When: Wednesday 08th 2020, Kick-off 11:30 PM
Where: The Estadio Nacional de Futbol (UNAN)
On Wednesday night (GMT), Managua host Deportivo Ocotal in the Nicaraguan Primera Division.
The team from the capital are currently top of the Primera Division. They are currently three points clear of second-place Real Esteli and third place Diriangen.
The league leaders are on an eight-game unbeaten run in the Nicaraguan top-flight, having recorded five wins in the process. Managua have drawn their last two league games against Real Esteli and Real Madriz. Their recent league outings have been tight, low-scoring affairs, with under 2.5 goals scored in five of their last seven matches.
Managua have been incredibly strong on home soil in the Primera Division of late, as they are unbeaten in 13 home matches. They have also recorded ten wins in that unbeaten run.
Their recent league matches at home have been relatively high-scoring, with over 2.5 goals scored in four of their last five outings. Both teams have scored in Managua’s last five home matches in the Primera Division.
The home team have a good recent record against the visitors, as they have suffered just one defeat in their last 12 Primera Division games.
The visitors have struggled in the Primera Division this season, currently ninth-place in the table. Ocotal are now eight points behind the teams in the top-six and their prospects of qualifying for the next round of the competition.
Their recent league form has been poor in the Nicaraguan top-flight, as they have failed to win in five league matches. In fact, they have suffered defeat in four of those winless games.
A 1-1 home draw against Deportivo Ocotal last time out ended a four-game losing run. The game followed a familiar low-scoring trend for the visitors, as six of their last eight matches in the top-flight have produced under 2.5 goals.
Deportivo Ocotal have been simply woeful on their travels of late in the Nicaraguan top-flight. In fact, they have failed to win in seven away games in the Primera Division, suffering six of their last seven matches on the road.
Their recent away games in the Primera Division have been low-scoring, with under 2.5 goals scored in three of their last four matches. The fact that Ocotal have failed to score in four of their last six league games, having scored just two goals in the process.
This seems like a simple game to predict. We have a strong home team versus a woeful team that couldn’t win a coin toss on their travels. For those simply reasons we are backing the home win. The other bet we are recommending is the over 2.5 goals scored, as Managua’s home games have been relatively high-scoring of late.
Verdict: We are backing the over 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]
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