Real Madriz vs Chinandega
Nicaragua – Liga Primera Clausura
Date: Thursday, 16 April 2020
Kick-off at 2:00 UK/ 3:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Solidaridad Somoto, Nicaragua.
Both these teams are placed just below the playoff mix, and with mere two match-days remaining in the season, tensions are running high in both camps. Either squad is desperate for a playoff ticket. We can expect fearless gameplay from both, and as a result, there’s a very high chance that the match will be a goal-fest.
Real Madriz vs Chinandega Head-to-head (h2h)
- The past three games in a row had goals from both teams.
- 11 of the previous 18 encounters had over 2.5 goals.
- The reverse fixture had ended in a 2-1 win for Franja Roja.
- Four of the previous nine clashes at this stadium had five or more goals.
- The last time these two met here, spoils were shared with a 1-1 scoreline.
Real Madriz vs Chinandega Prediction
The teams are placed seventh and eighth in a table of ten. The cutoff for the playoffs is 20 points as of now – and Los Merengues have to make up a deficit of six points from the next two rounds, while Franja Roja have to make up a deficit of two points.
It should be noted that Luis Montano’s men are placed ninth in the aggregate table (combined Apertura and Clausura standings), and have the potential to be included in the relegation playoffs. As such, even if they miss out on a top-six spot in the Clausura table, they will be desperate to climb above the relegation spot in aggregate standings.
For that to happen, Los Merengues will have to overcome a deficit of one point, and overtake Sabanas in the process.
Considering this scenario – the desperation of Chinandega to get into the playoffs, and the desperation of Real Madriz to avoid the relegation playoffs, it’s evident that both have nothing to lose, and everything to gain.
By all means we can count on them to leave it all out on the pitch and play as if their lives depended on it. And such a situation seems ideal to expect a goal-fest.
Real Madriz vs Chinandega Betting Tips
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.90 (9/10)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.75 (3/4).
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