2019-20 Nicaragua Primera Division – Managua vs Real Esteli Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Managua vs Real Esteli taking place? Thursday 2nd April, 2020 – 02:00 (UK)

Where is Managua vs Real Esteli taking place? Estadio Nacional Dennis Martínez, Managua

What television channel is Managua vs Real Esteli on? This match will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Managua vs Real Esteli? This match cannot be streamed live in the UK

Where can I get tickets for Managua vs Real Esteli? Ticket information can be found on each club’s official website

THE TEAM NEWS

MANAGUA

  • Managua maintained their lead at the top of the table by two points with a dramatic stoppage-time winning goal from substitute Mike Cruz in their 2-1 victory against Diriangen last weekend.
  • The crucial late goal from Cruz gave them a fourth consecutive league victory and it was their sixth successive win on home soil.
  • The win did against Diriangen did come at a cost though with Brazilian midfielder Christiano now missing through suspension for this game after his dismissal in the second half of that match.

REAL ESTELI

  • Real Esteli kept up the pressure on table toppers Managua with a hard-fought 1-0 victory against bottom club Deportivo Las Sabanas in their last outing.
  • Jorge Betancur scored the winning goal for the second game in a row to secure the three points with the decisive goal coming with just over 20 minutes remaining of the contest.
  • Luis Lopez was replaced at half time against Deportivo Las Sabanas and his place in the starting eleven might be taken by Luis Acuna who came on for him in that match.

THE PREDICTION

This is a very intriguing match between the teams who are first and second in the league table with only two points separating the pair. As you would expect the confidence and motivation levels are excellent in both camps and they will each be looking to gain the upper-hand ahead of the play-offs. Home adavantage might prove to be crucial and with Managua winning their last six on home soil they may just have the edge.

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