Diriangen vs Juventus Managua Free Betting Tips
Do the caciques live up to their role as favorites?
After the 18 days of the Clausura of the Liga Primera de Nicaragua have been completely completed since last weekend, the playoffs are now starting to determine the champion of the second half of the season. While leaders Managua FC and Real Estelí are set straight for the semi-finals, third-placed Diriangén must first be at home against sixth Juventus Managua in the quarter-finals.
There is therefore a lot to be said for a home win, with Diriangen against Juventus Managua also having to take into account the most recent duel between the two teams. The capitals did not prevail against the caciques until April 5 in Clausura at home.
Accordingly, it can be expected that the Flávio da Silva team will pay more attention to defensive stability in this quarter-finals. It therefore seems most sustainable to give Diriangen against Juventus Managua the tip of less than 2.5 goals in regular time. More interesting predictions about the football matches that are currently taking place can be found in the category Betting Tips Football International.
Diriangen – Statistics & current form
Diriangén FC is still the flagship of Nicaragua. The black and white have celebrated 27 championships so far, with the glamorous club, which will be 103 years old in May, last triumphing in the 2018 Clausura. Most recently, they failed in the current season’s apertura in the semi-finals in an extension to the later overall winner and arch-rival Real Esteli.
Accordingly, the caciques had planned for the Clausura, in the context of which they could also be found at the top over long distances. In the season finale, of course, the group coached by Brazilian Flávio da Silva increasingly ran out of steam.
The away game at Juventus Managua as a turning point
The away game with today’s opponent Juventus Managua, with whom a big chicken is still to be plucked, was certainly a kind of turning point in the final sprint of the caciques. On April 5, 2020, the black and white in the capital finally suffered a crashing 0: 3 bankruptcy.
Four more games followed, in which the country’s record champions remained undefeated, but in the end there was no getting past arch-rival Real Esteli. With eight out of 15 possible points from the last five games of the season, it was annoyingly the worse goal difference in the end, which made it only third place in the table.
In second place, the Caciques could have gotten the direct ticket to the semi-finals and saved themselves the quarter-finals. Here, too, the circle of high defeat at Juventus Managua closes again.
The morale is right
With a corresponding amount of anger in their guts, the black and white are likely to go to this quarter-finals, in which there should be no doubt from the start that moving into the semi-final, which will then take place with a return game, is only a matter of form. This is also the opinion of the bookmakers, who clearly favor the caciques with Diriangen against Juventus Managua.
In any case, it can be stated that the morale is right. Already in the season finale against Real Madriz, Diriangén FC made up a 0: 1 deficit and ultimately won at home in the Estadio Cacique Diriangén with 3: 1. The challenge now is to be a little more stable defensively against the Pibes than with the 0: 3 pack three weeks ago and on the other hand to bring exactly this offensive punch back onto the field.
Probable lineup Dirianges:
Espinoza – González – Tellez – Montiel – Munoz – Acuna – Coronel – T. López – Zuniga – Zapata – Laureiro
Juventus Managua – Statistics & current form
Juventus Managua ultimately saved more badly than sixth in the Clausura in the playoffs to the championship, even though the Pibes could only win five of the 18 games in the Liga Primera de Nicaragua. In the end there was even fifth place, but the men of Roberto Chanampe showed nerves once again in the season finale.
An away win at the bottom and relegated Deportivo Las Sabanas would have been enough to pass Municipal Jalapa in the Clausura table and win the comparatively easier lot in the quarter-finals in the form of Walter Ferretti. Of all the teams with the worst offensive and worst defense in the country, the Pibes did not go beyond a 1-1 draw.
The Pibes’ last away win in Diriamba was a long time ago
Not the very best prerequisites to now exist at the Estadio Cacique Diriangén, especially since the stadium of the Nicaraguan record champions has so far rarely been a good place for the Pibes anyway. Only two of the 19 guest appearances could Juventus win there. However, the last away win goes back to the nineties, which is why it is not surprising that Diriangen against Juventus Managua have a tip on the underdog’s progress with very high odds.
The way to the semi-finals can only lead via the defensive
Accordingly, Roberto Chanampe should clearly focus on defensive work, especially since Juventus Managua has the fourth best offensive of the six clubs participating in the playoffs, but has conceded by far the most goals conceded by all teams from the top six.
It is all the more convenient for the Pibes to be assigned the outsider role. However, compared to the Apertura, players like 34-year-old Robinson Luiz da Silva are now missing, who due to their concentrated experience were able to create something countable from the few opportunities. The Brazilian transferred in January contributed seven goals in the aperture, which brought Juventus fifth in the playoffs.
At that time, too, the focus was on the defensive. After the goalless draw was held for 120 minutes in the derby with city rivals Managua FC, the Pibes failed 6-7 after penalties. Now the club, which has only been able to celebrate two championship titles so far, wants to keep the better end to itself – if necessary again when making a decision from the point.
Probable lineups of Juventus Managua:
Lorente – Vallecillo – Hernandez – Cruz – Guardado – Cantillo – Montiell – Martinez – Arteaga – Tremino – Mercado
Diriangen vs Juventus Managua Direct comparison
Head to head: 19 – 12 – 7
There have been a total of 38 clashes between Diriangén FC and Juventus Managua so far, and with 19 games won, the black and white lead the resulting “head to head” record clearly ahead of the seven wins in the capital. Twelve draws complete the direct comparison.
In the last duel in the state capital on April 5, 2020, there was only a surprisingly clear 3-0 victory for the Pibes, for which the caciques would now love to reciprocate. The great home record against Juventus speaks for it. Only two home defeats from 19 home games are against the Pibes.
Diriangen vs Juventus Managua Free Betting Tips
Diriangs against Juventus Managua are shaped by two factors. First, this is the home strength of the Nicaraguan record champions, who have not lost at home to the Pibes for over ten years. Second, it’s their most recent encounter on April 5 when Juventus won 3-0 in Managua.
Because of this high defeat, it is all the more difficult to imagine that Flávio da Silva will let his players rush through the wall with their heads. Instead, the black-and-white should go a bit with the waiting game and, in case of doubt, should regroup if the ball is lost, instead of immediately pressing against it and opening up spaces for counterattack, which is one of the great strengths of the Pibes.
Key facts – Diriangen vs Juventus Managua tips
Diriangen hasn’t lost a home game against Juventus Managua in over ten years
Juventus Managua have won only one of the last four games in the season finale (two draws, one loss)
Diriangen missed the direct entry into the semi-finals only because of the poor goal difference
All in all, there is a lot to suggest that Diriangen against Juventus Managua will bet on under 2.5 goals in regular time. That includes the goalless draw as well as a narrow 1-0 win by one of the two teams or even a 1-1, which would also go into extra time.
Competition: Nicaragua playoffs
Date: April 23, 2020
Betting Tips: under 2.5 goals
Stake: 6/10 units