SAB vs JUV Dream11 Match Preview: Two teams out of form and struggling for any sort of consistency will meet in the Nicaragua Premier League when Deportivo Las Sabanas play hosts to Juventus Managua at Estadio Solidaridad Augusto Cesar Mendoza (Somoto) on early Sunday morning (IST). Sabas are propping up the table at the moment and arrive in this game on the back of a four-game winless run. They are out of playoff reckoning and are playing only for the pride these days. Juventus Managua are also struggling and are only the sixth-best team in the league at the moment, but they are in the playoff race, and face arguably the most crucial face of the season, for Chinandega in seventh are just two points away from them heading into this round.
Date- Sunday, April 19
Kick-Off- 02:30 AM (IST)
Venue- Estadio Solidaridad Augusto Cesar Mendoza (Somoto)
Deportivo Las Sabanas
A 2-0 defeat last week against Walter Ferretti means, Deportivo Las Sabanas will end the Clausura with just one away win all season. They are last and will finish at the bottom of the table irrespective of outcome of this game.
Considering this is the last game of the season for Sabanas, we expect the home team to bring in fresh faces for this match. Head coach Jorge Vanegas may give the likes of J Martinez, F Gimenez and D Reyes a start hee, with players such as R Benavides, M Sanchez and L Gonzalez moving to the bench.
Had Juventus won the last game, they would have qualified for the playoffs, but they conceded a goal in the last game and fell to a shock 0-1 home defeat against Deportivo Ocotal. Now they hit the road for the penultimate game of the season and know this is a must-win game for them. So there will be pressure on them, but this team also has better players who can deliver.
SAB (Expected Playing 11)- D Mosquera (GK), E Lopez, J Gallo, M Agurcia, J Salgado, R Benavides/J Martinez, F Gimenez/M Sanchez, L Gonzalez, J Pereira, J Arostegui
JUV (Expected Playing 11)- J Lorente (GK), M Hernandez, Rafa, D Leon, A Somarriba, M Monitel, E Garcia, E Pavon, J Garcia, A Mercado, F Vallecillo
Leonardo Gonzalez: Deportivo Las Sabanas’s leading player this season with six goals. If he starts he should be considered as captain for he is in good touch.
Eulises Pavon Alvarado: Juventus’ leading player with six goals. He knows where the back of the net is.
Alexis Somarriba: He is one of the key players for Juventus. His passing will decide if Juventus get the maximum return from this game. He is also a threat in front of the goal and has four goals this season.
Joseph Smith Pereira: He has two goals in the last four league games. With nothing riding on this game, the home team will be under no pressure, and that could see the likes of Pereira expressing themselves better here.
Juventus’ defender Rafael Vieira is very good in the air and can fetch good amount of points.
Goalkeeper– D Mosquera
Defenders– J Elias Gallo, R Vieira, M Hernandez
Midfielders– A Lopez, M Sanchez, A Somarriba (VC), C Guardado, E Garcia
Forwards– L Gonzalez, A Mercado (C)
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Form and the position on the table is a good parameter by which you can predict the likeliest outcome for any team, and at the moment, Deportivo Las Sabanas are the worst in the league, both with the points return and also the current form. A win for Juventus Managua is our call.