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The regular season in the Clausura of the Primera Division of Nicaragua comes to an end on this matchday. That means it is foreseeable that the games from Central America will soon no longer be a substitute for the missing matches in Central Europe. After the playoffs, the season in Nicaragua is over and the focus is even more clearly on Belarus, Tajikistan and Co.
First of all, we continue to deal with the Primera Division. On the last day of the game, there could be some changes in terms of participation in the playoffs. The capital club Managua FC is sure to be the champion of the regular season. Real Esteli has it in its own hands on Saturday to secure second place and thus move directly into the semi-finals.
The teams in the ranks four to six, including Real’s upcoming opponent Jalapa, play out the quarter-finals with two matches. For Municipal Jalapa, there is nothing left in this regard. The fifth place in the table is the Clausura rank.
Theoretically, it could still be in sixth place, but this has no effect on participation in the quarter-finals. The descent is still a possible scenario because the cumulative results from Apertura and Clausura are used.
Real Esteli is currently in second place. With an away win, second place would be safe and Sergio Rodriguez’s team would be in the semifinals. However, it could still go down to fourth place. Overall, however, in the match between Municipal Jalapa and Real Esteli, the forecast of the best betting providers goes in the direction of a success of the guests.
However, this season has shown that it will by no means be a sure-fire success for the table runners-up, because Jalapa has shown itself to be a stubborn opponent, especially in Clausura, so that in the match between Municipal Jalapa and Real Esteli a tip for a home win or a double chance X2 could be justified at very interesting odds.
Jalapa is still fighting for relegation. Esteli wants to go straight to the semifinals of Clausura. It remains to be seen whether this will be noticed on Saturday. The kick-off for the 18th matchday in the Nicaragua Primera Division between Municipal Jalapa and Real Esteli at Estadio Alejandro Ramos Turcio will take place on April 18, 2020 at 22:00 p.m.
Municipal trainer Angel Orellana is a first-class fireman. Since 2006, the Salvadoran has coached no fewer than 19 clubs in Central America. He has almost completed the Primera Division of Nicaragua with five engagements. The coach took over after a dramatically weak aperture.
Municipal Jalapa scored only twelve points at the time. Because the relegation rules apply to the entire season across Apertura and Clausura, Jalapa could actually still relegate, although everything would have to get out of hand this weekend and the disappointing teams Ocotal and Las Sabanas would have to win their matches.
With their own victory, however, Municipal can no longer happen and it would restore confidence for the playoffs, because this has suffered noticeably in the last matches. Angel Orellana’s team has been waiting for a win for four games, scoring just one goal overall.
It was particularly bitter during the week when Jalapa had to play for Ligaprimus Managua FC in the capital. Getting angry under the wheels is still flattering. Ten minutes before the end, Managua was 6-0 ahead, before Heyder Lopez scored the honor goal in the 88th minute to make it 1-6.
Perhaps that was the necessary shot in front of the bow to reflect on your own strengths in the last match of the regular season. With one ear you will surely also watch the games of Ocotal and Las Sabanas, which are kicked off simultaneously on this last matchday.
The situation is double-edged. On the one hand, the qualification for the playoffs is just around the corner, on the other hand, relegation is still possible. Angel Orellana will therefore have to employ his team aggressively, because if the competition wins, one point is no longer enough. This could be an indication of examining the odds of the betting base in the match between Municipal Jalapa and Real Esteli the odds of a home win.
Real Esteli is one of the big names in Nicaragua. Behind Diriangen, this club has won the most national championships and has represented Nicaraguan football several times in the CONCACAF Champions League. After the victory in the Apertura, there could be a total triumph again this season.
In order to spare the forces a little, it would be desirable to move directly into the semi-finals of the playoffs. For this, the team from Holver Flores needs second place in the regular season. With a win, this goal is under wraps. If you lose a point, you have to see how the competition performs in the parallel games.
What cannot be dismissed at the moment is the lack of penetration at Real Esteli. In the past four games, no goals have been scored three times. It also happens that the Holver Flores team has won only once in the past five games. However, this is criticism at a very high level.
In the past nine games there was only one defeat and at the same time Real Esteli is in the quarterfinals of the Copa Nicaragua. There could still be the perfect season. The appearance last Thursday at home against the third-ranked Diriangen did not encourage much.
Real Esteli had no ideas and in the first half could not even develop scenes that were dangerous for the goal. Things got better in the second round, but efforts were slowed down by being sent off for Colombian Yohn Martinez. So it stayed at 0-0.
On Saturday there is hardly any improvement in sight, because Yohn Martinez will have to watch blocked. In addition, it is unlikely that Henry Garcia will be back after his injury from the Diriangen game. It sounds like you are on the right track in a duel between Municipal Jalapa and Real Esteli with a prediction of bottom goals.
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