CHI vs OCO Dream11 Match Preview: Chinandega face a season-defining game as they play Deportivo Ocotal in their final regular-season game of the season in the Nicaragua premier League on early Sunday morning (IST). But whether this is a final game or not depends on the outcome of this match, for if they win, and Juventus Managua lose their match against bottom-placed Deportivo Las Sabanas, then Chinandega will be going into the playoffs. This is that big a game, where every good work of the season is on the line, and every mistake they made, and every opportunity lost can be compensated with a win in this match. As for Deportivo Ocotal, the season is done, as they are out of the playoffs, whether they win this game or not.
Date- Sunday, April 19
Kick-Off- 2:30 AM (IST)
Venue- Estadio La Veranera, La Veranera
The hosts lost their form at the most crucial stage in the season, and come into this game on the back of three defeats in the last three matches. with the whole squad performing so poorly, you can be sure that the head coach Reyna Espinoza will be bringing in some changes to the playing 11. The likes of J Torres, J Loaisiga, and M Barrios will be looking to get in the playing 11 after featuring from the bench last week. B Canate will be keeping the gloves here.
Ocotal have nothing to play for, and that’s why head coach Mario Alfaro may freshen things up a little here, but soon;t expect wholesale changes, and at a time when his team has a chance to end the season with back-to-back wins. J Moncada’s goal was the difference as Ocotal registered a shocking 0-1 win at Juventus Managua in the last match.
CHI (Expected Playing 11)– B. Canate (GK), Cristhian Manuel Cabria Julio, Alejandro Melendez, Francisco Zeledon, C Gomez, A Alvarado, L Espinoza, B Rios, J Molina, E Moran, J Guiterrez
OCO (Expected Playing 11)– K. Lopez (GK), A. Guiterrez, J. Obando, A. Figueroa, D. Velasquez, H Amaya, J Moncada, K Meraz, V Zavala, J Caceres, J Cervellon
Josue Gutierrez: The home team is struggling in front of the goal with no player in their attacking unit exuding confidence in front of the goal. But he could be key here.
J Moncada is in good form for Ocotal and can make a huge difference, just as in the last game where he scored the winner.
If you are ready to take some risks, then Chinandega defenders Francisco Zeledon, Alejandro Melendez and Cristhian Manuel Cabria Julio are good options to consider, if the home team keeps a clean sheet here. The trio is a threat on dead balls.
Goalkeeper– B Canate
Defenders– A Guiterrez, V Zavala, A Melendez, C Cabria
Midfielders– J Cervellon, J Moncada, H Amaya, J Guiterrez
Forwards-J Caceres, M Barrios
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Chinandega are coming into this game on the back of a three-game losing run but they know they face a team with nothing to play for and may lack the urgency and motivation here. Also, they are the hosts here and will be riding on the home support.
But Deportivo Ocotal are capable of pulling a shocking result here, and the fact that they are free of any liability, or expectations, makes them a dangerous opponent.