Nicaragua Clausura Odds & Picks Matchday 15: Table-Toppers Managua Seek Recovery Win

Pablo Gallego's Mamgua team are top of Nicaragua's Primera Liga Clausura
Spanish winger Pablo Gallego is the leading scorer for Managua FC in the Nicaraguan Primera Liga Clausura competition with six goals and will hope to be on target again in the clash with Deportivo Ocotal. Photo from @Managua FC (Twitter)
  • Leaders Managua aim to get back on track in Nicaraguan Primera Liga on Wednesday
  • Sixth-placed Chinandega have won two straight ahead of trip to third-placed Diriangen
  • See all odds and best bets for Nicaragua Primera Liga fixtures below

League soccer is continuing in Nicaragua despite the global coronavirus crisis which has forced the suspension of the game in most countries.

The matches in the Central American nation’s 10-team top flight Clausura competition are being played behind closed doors with some players critical of the decision to carry on.

But the fixtures have attracted global attention from fans and gamblers during the big shut-down.

Nicaragua Clausura Odds

Team Spread Money Line Total
Las Sabanas pk, -½ (+122) +139 Ov 2½ (+108)
Jalapa pk, +½ (-142) +145 Un 2½ (-128)
Draw (N/A) +200 (N/A)
Team Spread Money Line Total
Managua -1½ (+101) -386 Ov 2½,3 (+104)
Deportivo Ocotal +1½ (-121) +499 Un 2½,3 (-124)
Draw N/A +355 N/A
Team Spread Money Line Total
Diriangen -1½ (+114) -290 Ov 2½ (-143)
Chinandega +1½ (-134) +403 Un 2½ (+123)
Draw N/A +326 N/A
Team Spread Money Line Total
Walter Ferretti -1 (+110) -168 Ov 2½ (-140)
Real Madriz +1 (-130) +254 Un 2½ (+120)
Draw N/A +259 N/A
Team Spread Money Line Total
Real Esteli -1( -116) -213 Ov 2½ (-123)
Juventus Managua +1 (-104) +326 Un 2½ (+103)
Draw N/A +274 N/A

Odds taken Apr. 7

Pick 1: Managua vs Deportivo Ocotal

Managua FC lead the Primera Liga by three points from second-placed Real Esteli.

They are unbeaten in eight matches but have drawn the most recent two fixtures.

Deportivo Ocotal are in ninth-place and have lost four and drawn one of their last five games.

On Wednesday in Round 15 they face Deportivo Ocotal who are the last team to beat them in a league game before this return meeting on April 8, at Stadio Nacional De Futbol, Managua at 6:30 pm EST.

However, Deportivo Ocotal are in ninth-place and have lost four and drawn one of their last five games.

It suggests there is value in the spread offer of +101 for Managua to win by more than one goal after winning five and drawing one of their six home dates so far.

 

The price for a Managua victory is -386 with Ocotal at a wide +499 and the draw at +355.

Deportivo Ocotal have struggled on the road and have lost five and drawn once in their six away fixtures.

Managua were held 0-0 in their most recent outing away at Real Madriz last Sunday.

In total, Managua have won nine games, drawn three and lost only two. They have scored 23 goals while conceding 13.

But they were held 0-0 in their most recent outing away at Real Madriz last Sunday.

That followed a 1-1 draw at home against their nearest title rivals Esteli.

The last defeat for Managua in the league was at Ocotal on March 2 when they were beaten 3-1.

The overall record for Ocotal is poor – with only two wins, four draws and eight defeats. They have a goal difference of -11 after scoring just nine times while conceding 20 goals.

Their most recent result was a 1-1 draw at home against bottom club Deportivo Las Sabanas last Sunday.

Pick: Managua (-1½ +101)

Pick 2: Diriangen vs Chinandega

Chinandega are in sixth place and have won their two most recent matches.

They travel to meet third-placed Diriangen who have lost two of their last three games. The teams meet at Estadio Cacique Diriangen, Diriamba at 8:00 pm EST.

There is some outsider value in the price of +403 for a victory for Chinandega.

Diriangen are rated at -290 with the draw at +326. This last offer is the most interesting of the three following Diriangen’s recent stutter.

Diriangen suffered a 3-0 away defeat at Juventus Managua last Sunday.

At home, Diriangen  have the competition’s third-best record after losing just once while drawing once and winning five times.

They had previously secured a 2-1 home win against Deportivo Walter Ferretti. But they were beaten 2-1 away against leaders Mangua in the prior fixture.

At home, Diriangen has the competition’s third-best record after losing just once while drawing once and winning five times.

Chinandega have won only once on the road while drawing twice and losing four times.

But they won 1-0 away from home against fifth-placed Jalapa in the most recent round of fixtures – following a thumping 4-0 victory at home against Juventus Managua.

Diriangen’s overall record stands at eight wins, three draws and three defeats with 16 goals scored and 10 conceded.

The statistics for Chinandega are five wins, three draws and six defeats with 15 goals scored and 20 conceded.

Pick: Draw +326

Pick 3: Deportivo Las Sabanas vs Jalapa

Bottom club Deportivo Las Sabanas have enjoyed a recent upturn with a 1-1 draw away at Deportivo Ocotal following a 2-1 win at home against Real Madriz.

They are at home against Jalapa who were beaten 1-0 by Chinandega last weekend

It makes the price of +200 for the draw look good value.

A win for Las Sabanas is rated at +139 with an away victory for Jalapa at +145 at Estadio Municipal, Sabanas, at 6:00 pm EST.

Jalapa have drawn twice on the road while winning only once and losing four times.

Sabanas have won only once at home but they have drawn three times on their own patch while losing twice.

Jalapa have drawn twice on the road while winning only once and losing four times.

Overall, Sabanas have won twice and drawn four times and lost on eight occasions while conceding 27 goals and scoring only 10.

Jalapa have won six games and drawn three while losing five times.

Pick: Draw +200

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