Real Esteli will be squaring off to Diriangen in what shall be an exciting fixture in the Nicargua League. This will be the 17th fixture in the league for both sides and they’re currently neck-and-neck with 31 points on board. Nevertheless, it’s Real Esteli that has the better goal difference which puts them at the 2nd spot. As for, Dirigangen, they’re a spot blow at 3rd. A win for either side will be crucial in the grand scheme of things as they’re five points behind league leaders Managua who have 36 points under their belts.
Date- Thursday, April 16
Kick-Off- 5:30 AM (IST)
Venue- Estadio Independencia, Esteli
Real Esteli are fresh from a win away at home to Chinandega. As a result of the recent win, Real Esteli have reclaimed the 2nd spot especially since Diriangen ended up drawing to Municipal Jalapa. Edgar Castillo was the figure who gave the lead even though an equalizer was struck soon enough. But goals from Brandon Ayerdis and Taufic Gurach in the last 20 minutes got Real Esteli all three points in the game. With the upcoming game being at home, Esteli could be without Castillo after he was taken off before the second half versus Chinadega.
Diriangen dropped points yet again while being on the road as this time it was a draw to Municipal Jalapa. This was their fourth away game in succession in which Diriangen dropped points. Neither side were able to score a goal as Diriangen dropped off from the top two region. The upcoming fixture will once again be a stern test in order to have a claim in the title race. They will have to bring an end to their poor run of form away from home in order to bag a vital win.
EST (Expected Playing 11)- H Maradiaga; F Paz, J Casco, C Gutierrez, L Lopez, B Ayerdis, J Barrera, M Lopez, O Acevedo, F Tavano, E Castillo
DIR (Expected Playing 11)- R Espinoza; E Tellez, B Montiel, B Laureiro, J Zapata, J Coronel, T Lopez, M Fletes, D Zuniga, A Acuna, G Rodriguez
L Acuna has impressed in the midfield for Real Esteli. Acuna has netted four goals from the last 15 games for his side and can prove to be a real asset. Acuna could prove to important in the Dream11 Mach Prediction side.
D Zuniga can pose a threat in the the final third for Diriangen. Zuniga has scored eight goals from the last 32 appearances for his side. Having Zuniga in the Fantasy Football side could earn the user some vital points.
B Laureiro in midfield has done well for Diriangen. Laureiro has bagged four goals from the last 16 matches and is known for his passing range.
T Gurach can pack a punch up top for Real Esteli. The centre-forward has five goals from the last 16 appearances for his side. Gurach’s inclusion in the today match prediction side could earn the user some valuable points.
The odds are in favor of Real Esteli by 1/2 which is a 66.67% chance of them winning.
The chances of a draw is 3/1 which is 25%/
Whereas the the odds for a win Diriangen win is 5/1 which is 16.67%
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