EST vs JUV Dream11 Match Preview: Real Esteli will be eying the top spot in the Liga Primera de Nicaragua when they play hosts to Juventus at Independence Soccer Stadium on Thursday morning (IST). Esteli will be looking to defend their Clausura title which they won last season. As things stand, they are sitting at second, only three points behind league leaders FC Managua. So Esteli are in a position where they can grab the top spot if and whenever or wherever Managua stumbles in the rest of the season. But Esteli must do better than what they did in the last two games. They drew and lost each of the last two matches, but the good thing is that Managua failed to take advantage and could collect only two points from their last two matches.
Juventus Managua, on the other hand, are hard-pressed for a win. They are seventh, and two points behind sixth-placed Chinandega heading into this match. FInishing in the top-six is of paramount importance for them, as it would take them into the playoffs. Juventus ended their two-game skid with a fine 3-0 win over Diriangen in the last match. The visitors will be hoping to emulate that performance here as they look to sneak into the top-six.
Date- Thursday, April 9
Venue– Independence Soccer Stadium
Fernando Villalpando’s goal in the last game sent Real Esteli home with an empty bucket from the away match at Walter Ferretti.
Head coach Ramón Otoniel Olivas could make changes to the side he went with in the last game. Fabrizio Tavano came off the bench at the half time and could be given a chance right from the off by the manager.
Jorge Betancur will be in the playing 11 despite not having a good game last time around. He is the leading scorer for the team and is one of the first games on the team sheet. That said, Juan Barrera could be named in the midfield.
Juventus had one of the best performance in the last game as they pounded Diriangen 3-0 to snap the two-game losing run. So head coach Hector Medina us likely to stick with the playing 11 he used in the last game.
Real Esteli (Expected Playing 11)- H Maradiaga, J Quijano, M Rosas, R Rodriguez, J Casco, C Gutierrez, Y Mosquera, E Castillo, L Acuna, J Betancur, T Guarch
Juventus Managua (Expected Playing 11)- J Lorento, M Hernandez, M Montiel, A Moreno, A Somarriba, W Espana, J Arteaga, C Guardado, A Treminio, Rafa, F Vallecillo
Jorge Andres Betancur has scored seven goals for this team in the second half of the season, which makes him the leading scorer for the team. He is perhaps the safest choice as captain in this game.
Junior Arteaga: He was on the scoresheet in the last match. He has six goals this season.
Anderson Tremino: Knows how to find the back of the net. He could be a good option to have on the team.
Alexis Somarriba: He was also on the scoresheet last week.
Real Esteli’s Edgar Castillo is a very good option for Dream11 Grand League teams. He has three goals in nine league games and was on the scoresheet in the last match as well.
Luis Alberto Acuna is a top player for Real Esteli. He has four goals in 14 games for this team. For the Dream11 Grand League teams, he is a good option as captain in at least one team.
Jose Laureoro has scored four times in the second stage of the season. He could be your game-changer in Grand League teams.
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