Diriangen vs Esteli
Nicaragua: Liga Primera – Clausura
Date: Sunday, 26 April 2020
Kick-off at 2:00 UK/ 3:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Cacique Diriangén Diriamba, Nicaragua.
The Caciques have an impeccable record at home and will try to cash in on it in this first leg of the semis. They also do have the confidence of getting through to the Quarters, in a closely-contested game. Likely, anticipate a good performance from Dirinagen. However, do not expect reigning champions Esteli to make it any easy.
Diriangen vs Esteli Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Caciques have been on an unbeaten run of five games.
- The last time these two met on the pitch, the spoils were shared with a 0-0 scoreline.
- Tyron Acevedo’s men won three of the former four fixtures at this stadium.
- Seven of the last eight encounters at this venue saw the hosts staying unbeaten.
- The last time these two met here, the home team won 2-0.
Diriangen vs Esteli Prediction
The Caciques had to come through the Quarter Finals, as they had failed to finish in the top two spots of the league table. In the Quarters, they defeated Juventus Managua at home, with a 1-0 scoreline.
Meanwhile, Sergio Rodriguez’s men were placed second in league standings at the end of the 18-match long campaign. And as a result, they secured a place directly in the semis.
As these two take on each other this weekend, the impressive run of Acevedo’s men will play a huge role in determining the outcome of the fixture. They are on a six-game winning run at this ground, and a nine-fixture unbeaten run (of which eight were wins). In addition, they have lost just twice here since April of 2019.
Going on, at this ground, the hosts had won three of the former four h2h clashes, and only once have they lost here in eight such meetings. Taking these observations into account, it’s deduced that the hosts Dirinagen are on course to record a win in this first leg.
However, do note that Rodriguez’s men are the reigning Clausura as well as Apertura champions. They have been one of the best teams in the league for quite some time, and they even finished second in the table this season. In addition, they were also unbeaten in nine of their latest ten overall match-ups, and have won the past two road trips.
Consequentially, expect both teams to score goals this Saturday.
Diriangen vs Esteli Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Dirinagen @ 1.50 (1/2)
Both Teams to Score @ 2.00 (1/1).
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