Managua vs Real Esteli Soccer Betting Tips
Nicaragua’s two best teams meet
Six games are still to be completed in the Nicaraguan Clausura in the regular season. After that, the playoffs in which the champion is chosen increase. It is currently not clear whether this championship round will take place in view of the current situation. The season in Central American countries may also end after 18 main round match days.
Accordingly, the duel is Managua vs. Real Esteli, where, according to the odds of the best bookmakers, the home side have the advantages on their side, perhaps a pre-deciding top game. After all, the leader on the home green faces the toughest pursuer, who currently has two points less and could climb to position one with a win.
The fact that it is actually a meeting of perhaps the two best teams in the country is also evident from the fact that the clubs were already in the final for the Apertura held in the autumn of last year. The teams also met in the final for the crown in 2018. Real held the upper hand twice; once the capital club from Managua was allowed to stretch the trophy to the sky.
In the night from Wednesday to Thursday, there is also a lot at stake, assuming the playoffs are canceled. We therefore have a good conscience between Managua and Real Esteli to predict that an equal match is imminent, in which nuances will decide whether to win or lose.
However, since we believe that the bookmakers’ quotations swing too blatantly towards the host, the value in the top game in Nicaragua, Managua against Real Esteli should hide the value behind the tip on the guest.
Managua – Statistics & current form
Almost a year and a half ago, the Managua Fútbol Club became Nicaraguan champion for the first time. In the Apertura held in autumn 2018, the capital club not only took first place during the main round, but ultimately also prevailed in the playoffs. In the final for the title, a single goal by Lucas dos Santos in the 118th minute of the second leg was enough against Real Esteli after 210 minutes to make the success perfect.
The “blue lions”, which had only been founded in 2006, had managed to establish the national crown eight years after their first ascent to the Upper House. Managua has long been an integral part of the country’s football elite. The first triumph was followed by two more finals in Clausura and Apertura 2019. But both times Real Esteli turned out to be too big for the relatively young upstart.
Managua at home with five wins in a row
However, this does not change the fact that the blue-yellow team will not make another attempt in spring 2020 to bring the second championship title to the capital. At the moment, it looks rosy. The MFC leads the ranking with 28 out of a possible 36 points. Nine of the previous twelve matches have been victorious. Two games were lost.
Things are going really well, especially in front of a home backdrop. All five previous home games in the Clausura have been won. The last defeat in front of their own fans dates from September 2019. The strong home record should therefore be one of the main reasons why relatively low betting odds on a three of the home team are offered between Managua and Real Esteli.
The capital club is far from dominance
Nevertheless, it should give reason to think that the front-runner has conceded at least one goal four times in a row at home, even though it was almost exclusively against teams from the lower half of the table. In addition, the recent home win against Diriangen (2-1) was more likely to be classified as “happy” thanks to a last-minute goal in injury time.
The form with the last four wins in a row, of which the three with only one goal difference, is of course worthy of honor, but not a “homicide argument” to try not to bet on the underdog, especially since the psychological factor that the leader has to defend first place may be more likely to play into the cards of the guests who have a chance to jump in the classification.
Last games from Managua:
Liga Primera Clausura
⚽️ 03/29 2020 Managua FC 2 – 1 Diriangén FC
⚽️ 03/25 2020 Chinandega FC 0 – 1 Managua FC
⚽️ 03/23 2020 Managua FC 4 – 2 Juventus FC
⚽️ 03/19 2020 Deportivo Walter Ferretti 0 – 1 Managua FC
⚽️ 03/15 2020 ART Municipal Jalapa 1 – 1 Managua FC
Real Esteli – Statistics & current form
The Real Esteli Fútbol Club can definitely be described as the most successful team in Nicaragua in recent years. Two of the most recent three championships went to the north of the country. Even in the aperture that ended in winter 2019, “El Tren del Norte” kept the upper hand and put on the crown.
In the current Clausura it took a while before the championship candidate reached his best form. After only three wins from the first six games, the shape curve showed a strong upward trend at the end. Five of the past six matches have been victorious. Only in the Clásico against Diriangen did it suffer a sensitive 0-2 defeat. It was one of only two bankruptcies in this spring’s season. The other was against the Managua Fútbol Club.
The bottom line is that the result with eight wins (two draws, two defeats) is still very decent. Two points are currently missing from the second place in the table to occupy the top position. A win in the night from Wednesday to Thursday in the capital would be enough for the Apertura champion to fix a changing of the guard on the throne five matchdays before the end.
Esteli scored more goals and conceded fewer goals than the MFC
Among other things, the fact that Real Esteli won the last four matches and mostly performed extremely dominantly speaks for a positive result of the guests. It is not for nothing that the record champions make the best offensive in the country (23 goals) and also conceded significantly fewer goals than the upcoming opponent (seven).
Although the red-whites are certainly a little weaker abroad than at home, a prediction of the away win is quite lucrative between Managua and Real Esteli. The background to this is the excessively high odds, which may also be based on the fact that the current runner-up already lost the first leg in front of their own fans with 0: 2 against the capital.
Last games from Real Esteli:
Liga Primera Clausura
⚽️ 03/29 2020 Real Esteli FC 1 – 0 Deportivo Las Sabanas
⚽️ 03/25 2020 Deportivo Ocotal 1 – 2 Real Esteli FC
⚽️ 03/22 2020 Real Esteli FC 4 – 0 Real Madriz FC
⚽️ 03/19 2020 Real Esteli FC 2 – 0 ART Municipal Jalapa
⚽️ 03/15 2020 Diriangén FC 2 – 0 Real Esteli FC
Managua vs. Real Esteli Direct Comparison
Looking at the last five direct duels between the two top clubs, it becomes clear that we can expect an exciting match from Wednesday to Thursday at night. The balance is absolutely balanced with two wins and a draw.
The first leg in the current Clausura, as mentioned, Managua won 2-0 in Esteli. Before that, however, “El Tren del Norte” had the upper hand just 2-1 in the final of the Apertura after the return leg. The meetings were mostly decided by little things. As a result, the distribution of the odds is too clear in our eyes.
Managua vs Real Esteli Soccer Betting Tips
In the night from Wednesday to Thursday we can look forward to a game of the extra class. Well, given the current situation, we would probably praise an encounter of the Serbian regional league in such an exaggerated way, but the top game character in the Nicaraguan Clausura in the game between Managua and Real Esteli cannot be disregarded.
The leader from the capital receives the toughest pursuer. The teams are separated by just two points, and they have always faced each other in the past three playoff finals. Between Managua vs. Real Esteli are offered surprisingly high odds on the guest, which encourages a bet on the supposed outsider.
Key facts – Managua vs Real Esteli tips
🔸 Managua with five home wins in a row
🔸 Real Esteli represents the best offensive in the country
🔸 The teams faced each other in the recent three playoff finals; Real won twice
The record champion from the north of the country is worse off than expected from betting providers. After all, second place is Nicaragua’s best offensive and also conceded significantly fewer goals than Managua. The shape can also be seen very well with five wins from the past six matches.
We therefore try it between Managua and Real Esteli with a tip on the Apertura master. We secure our recommendation with the “Draw-No-Bet” addition, so that in the event of a tie the stake will be refunded.
Competition: Nicaragua Clausura
Betting Tips: Draw-no-bet: 2
Stake: 4/10 units