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Managua vs Real Esteli Preview & Betting Tips - Managua home form key in Clausura final

Managua have won their last 10 of their last 11 home matches in the Nicaraguan Primera Division
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Managua host Real Esteli in the Liga Primera de Nicaragua Clausura Final second leg (Getty Images)

Managua vs Real Esteli Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


The top two teams in the Liga Primera de Nicaragua Clausura contest the second leg of the final on Sunday. Managua earned a 1-1 draw at Real Esteli in the first leg and return home where they have a formidable record.

Managua Form


Managua finished top of the Clausura regular season table. They were exceptional at Estadio Olimpico where they have won 10 of their last 11 home matches in the Nicaraguan Primera Division and 12 of their last 13 in all competitions.

They won their final four matches of the regular season including a 6-1 home win against Municipal Jalapa. Managua took on Walter Ferretti in the semifinal first leg, earning a 0-0 draw on the road before a 4-2 win at home in the second leg.

Christiam Quinto opened the scoring in the 3rd minute, Nahun Peralta made it 3-2 in the 70th minute with Pablo Gállego securing victory in the 83rd minute.

Managua earned a 1-1 draw at Real Esteli in the final first leg. They fell behind in the 65th minute but Pablo Gállego equalised four minutes later.

Managua News


Managua have a lethal attack with Spanish winger Pablo Gállego complementing Mexican striker Carlos Félix. Brazilian midfielder Christiano is also a goal threat, highlighted with his recent hat-trick against Municipal Jalapa.

Real Esteli Form


Real Esteli finished second in the Nicaraguan Primera Division Clausura. They finished the regular season with a 2-1 win at Municipal Jalapa. 

Holver Flores’ side took on Diriangen in the semifinal playoff and won 1-0 in the first leg in Diriamba. Defender Richard Rodriguez was sent off in the 66th minute but Real Esteli scored the winner through Oscar Acevedo in the 74th minute.

Real Esteli advanced to the final with a 0-0 home draw in the second leg. They had home advantage in the first leg and took the lead through Marlon Lopez in the 65th minute.

They conceded shortly after and couldn’t find a winner. Real Estreli have struggled to win since April, winning three of their last nine matches with five draws and one defeat.

Real Esteli News


Defender Richard Rodriguez returned from suspension in the first leg. Real Esteli were fuming after an apparent handball in the build up to Managua's equaliser in the first leg, can they overcome that emotion?

Managua vs Real Esteli Head to Head


Real Esteli have a 35-11 advantage over Managua with 18 draws in 64 meetings. 

Managua won 2-0 in Esteli in February when with goals to Pablo Gállego and Christiano. Real Esteli then earned a 1-1 draw in Managua, Edgar Castillo equalising after Gállego’s opener.

The first leg of the Clausura final ended 1-1 in Esteli. Marlon Lopez gave Real Esteli the lead but Pablo Gállego equalised four minutes later. 

These clubs met in the 2019 Apertura Final in December with Real Estreli’s Ricardo Rivas scoring a dramatic winner in extra time.

Managua vs Real Esteli Odds


Managua are 2.15 favourites at bet365 with Real Estreli priced at 4.00. A draw is available at 3.20.

Managua vs Real Esteli Stats


  • Managua have won 10 of their last 11 home matches (Nicaraguan Primera Division).
  • Managua have won 12 of their last 13 home matches in all competitions.
  • Real Esteli have drawn 5 of their last 9 matches (Nicaraguan Primera Division).

Managua vs Real Esteli FAQ

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Where is Managua vs Real Esteli being played?

Managua vs Real Esteli is being played at Estadio Olimpico in Managua, Nicaragua.

When is Managua vs Real Esteli being played?

Managua vs Real Esteli is being played at 02:00 BST on Sunday 10 May 2020.

Verdict

Managua deserve favouritism at home where they have a great record. There is value on a home win here.

Best Bet: Managua Win Full Time Result @2.15 at bet365 - 5 Units

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