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Real Esteli vs Managua Preview & Betting Tips - Close match expected in Clausura Final first leg

Managua are undefeated in their last 15 matches in all competitions
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Managua FC take on Real Esteli in the Nicaraguan Liga Primera final (Getty Images)

Real Esteli vs Managua Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


Real Esteli host Managua in the Nicaraguan Primera Division Clausura final first leg at Estadio Independencia. Real Esteli are very strong at home but Managua were the best team in the regular season. Who will come out on top?

Real Esteli Form


Real Esteli finished second in the Nicaraguan Primera Division Clausura, level on 35 points with Diriangen. They drew 0-0 at home against Diriangen on 16 April and finished the regular season with a 2-1 win at Municipal Jalapa. 

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

Real Esteli advanced to the final with a 0-0 home draw in the second leg. 

Real Esteli News


Defender Richard Rodriguez returns from suspension.

Real Esteli’s home form has been key this season where they keep it very tight at the back. They have kept 13 clean sheets in their last 15 home matches in all competitions.

Managua Form


Managua finished seven points cleat at the top of the Clausura regular season table. They were sensational at home and kept things tight on the road, conceding seven goals in nine road games.

They won their final four matches of the regular season including a 6-1 home win against Municipal Jalapa with Pedro Espinoza, Christiano (3), Christiam Quinto and Pablo Gallego on target.

They won 1-0 at home against Walter Ferretti with Ulises Pozo scoring a late winner. Managua travelled to Walter Ferretti in the semifinal first leg and drew 0-0 before a 4-2 win in the second leg.

Christiam Quinto opened the scoring in the 3rd minute before an own goal restored their lead. Nahun Peralta made it 3-2 in the 70th minute and Pablo Gallego sealed the deal in the 83rd minute.

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.

Managua are undefeated in their last 15 matches in all competition and undefeated in their last six away matches in the Nicaraguan Primera Division.

Real Esteli vs Managua Head to Head


Real Esteli have a 35-10 advantage over Managua with 17 draws in 63 meetings. Managua won 2-0 in Esteli this season before a 1-1 draw in Managua. 

These clubs contested the Nicaraguan Primera Division Apertura final in December. Managua won 1-0 at home and Real Esteli won 1-0 at home with the match going to extra time. Ricardo Rivas scored for Real Esteli to clinch the title.

Real Esteli vs Managua Odds


Real Esteli are listed around 1.85 to win with Managua priced at 5.25 at bet365. A draw is my best bet at 3.10.

Real Esteli vs Managua Stats


  • Real Esteli have won 6 of their last 9 home matches (all competitions).
  • Real Esteli have kept 13 clean sheets in their last 15 home matches (all competitions).
  • Real Esteli are undefeated in 14 of their last 15 home matches in all competitions.
  • Real Esteli have drawn 0-0 in their last 3 home matches (Nicaraguan Primera Division).
  • Managua are undefeated in their last 15 matches in all competitions.
  • Managua are undefeated in their last 6 away matches (Nicaraguan Primera Division).
  • Managua have seen under 2.5 goals in their last 6 away matches (Nicaraguan Primera Division).

Real Esteli vs Managua FAQ

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Where is Real Esteli vs Managua being played?

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

When is Real Esteli vs Managua being played?

Real Esteli vs Managua is being played at 02:00 BST on Sunday 3 May 2020.

Verdict

Real Esteli’s defence is sensational at home but Managua have been the best team in Nicaragua this season. Managua are good enough to earn a draw in Esteli and go on with the job at home.

Best Bet: Draw Full Time Result @3.10 at bet365 - 3 Units
Correct Score Tip: 1-1 Draw Correct Score @6.50 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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Managua came back to earn a 1-1 draw at Real Esteli for a perfect result and 11.8 unit profit.
03 May 2020

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