Managua FC vs. ART Municipal Jalapa Odds, Prediction, and Pick – Liga Primera de Nicaragua, April 15
Top-of-the-table Managua goes into this home game with Jalapa knowing that even a point will probably be enough to ensure that it finishes in the top two at the end of the regular season. That would afford the club a bye for the quarterfinal round of the playoffs.
But Jalapa is on the hunt for points, too, as it battles for one of the other top six positions that would help it qualify for the postseason. Managua will be the big favorite here, but this could be a close one, and I share why in this Managua FC vs. ART Municipal Jalapa betting preview.
Managua FC vs. Jalapa Odds
BetOnline makes Managua the favorite to take all three points here, with not much promise of a draw or away win for Jalapa. That’s probably a fair reading of this game, with the league leaders on a lengthy unbeaten streak and looking to go one better than the Apertura season when it lost in the final to Esteli.
Marel Alvarez scored in the very first minute against Las Sabanas at the weekend, and it looked like we could have a demolition job on our hands. But the home side rallied and kept that scoreline intact for the rest of the game. Managua may have won the all-important points, but there will be frustration on the part of the players that its dominance could not be translated into more goals.
We will see if Managua takes that frustration out on Jalapa this Wednesday. A 1-1 draw was the result between these two earlier in the season, but that was one of the few occasions that the capital city club has dropped points this year.
Jalapa will be attempting to be only the third side to beat Managua during the Clausura and will be mindful of the home side’s current ten-game unbeaten streak. But the visitors have only lost one of the last five as it has pushed for a top-six finish. Even a point here would help greatly with that aim.
Jalapa missed out on the playoffs during the Apertura but has improved in this half of the year even without the goals of Luis Galeano. He hasn’t really gotten going in the latter stage of the season, but the team has performed well and only needs a point to ensure a quarterfinal berth.
Managua FC vs. ART Municipal Jalapa Pick
Managua FC to Win-244
Managua is the only real form team in the Nicaraguan top flight at the moment, and it would be a surprise if Jalapa is able to stop the home side picking up another three points here. The visitors face a tough week, with Real Esteli coming up on Saturday, so they will really want to put on a good show in both fixtures. But another Managua win should be on the cards.
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