Walter Ferretti vs. Las Sabanas Pick – Liga Primera de Nicaragua April 15, 2020

The Nicaraguan Liga Primera continues with Matchday 17 on Wednesday. All teams will be playing today as per usual. Sunday is for NFL football, while Wednesday is for.. Liga Primera de Nicaragua. The president of Nicaragua hasn’t been seen in over a month, but the country continues going forward without many disruptions.

Keep in mind that not everyone is happy about this. Some players, and even the entire Diriangen club have said that they’re scared of playing. It seems that players have largely stayed quiet in Belarus, but there have been some outspoken players involved in the Nicaraguan Liga Primera.

I think it’s the same in Belarus, but they don’t want to say anything. President Alexander Lukashenko doesn’t show any indications of backing down or worried about the situation, so I see players putting on their brave faces and not showing that they are scared of the coronavirus. Deep down, though, there has to be some doubts about playing.

What can we learn from this from a sports betting standpoint? Things are likely going to be wide open, especially in Belarus where their season is still young. A lot of success is going to come down to whoever the more motivated club on the pitch is.

Even a talented club is not going to have good results if they don’t want to be there. That’s the case for any sport. In any event, there are going to be some that rise to the occasion and put their game faces on when match time arrives. Walter Ferretti hasn’t minded the extra disctraction recently, as they’ve been playing better than ever.

They are looking to build on a three-match win streak on Wednesday against Las Sabanas. Walter Ferretti has been in good form, as they remain in striking distance of Diriagen and Real Esteli. They’re in a comfortable position to reach the playoffs. The top-6 teams from the Liga Primera make it, with Walter Ferretti owning a 9-point advantage over No. 7 Chinandega.

Las Sabanas has a lot of work to do if they want to see the playoffs, which is looking incredibly unlikely at this point. Las Sabanas is only a point better than the worst team in the league, Deportivo Ocotal. Head below for our free Walter Ferretti vs. Las Sabanas pick.

Walter Ferretti vs. Las Sabanas Liga Primera de Nicaragua Betting Odds:


  • Walter Ferretti -1.5 (-120)
  • Las Sabanas +1.5 (-110)

  • Walter Ferretti -375
  • Las Sabanas +750
Total Points:

  • Over 3 (+120)
  • Under 3 (-155)


Walter Ferretti vs. Las Sabanas Prediction:

Walter Ferretti sport a record of 8-3-5 heading into Wednesday. That’s good for 27 points and 4th in the Liga Primera. Municipal Jalapa trail by 4 points, while Walter Ferretti are 4 points behind Diriangen and Real Esteli. Walter Ferretti has been playing at their best recently. The coronavirus hasn’t appeared to be any concern to them. They have won their last three games by a combined score of 6-0, including really good wins against Real Esteli and Real Madriz. Their only loss in the last five games was against Diriangen. However, other than that 2-1 loss, Walter Ferretti has won by a combined score of 13-0 in four games.

They’ve been solid on the season, with 1.56 goals scored and 0.97 goals conceded per match. At home, Walter Ferretti has netted 1.94 goals per contest and 1 goals conceded. On their best day, they can beat anybody in the Liga Primera. We saw that in their win against Real Esteli. It’d be tough to beat Managua, but it would be possible if they catch them napping. The quality of their opponent on Wednesday is on the opposite end of the spectrum. They won’t have to worry about Managua or Real Esteli in this competition.

Las Sabanas is hanging out in the basement with Deportivo Ocotal as the bottom club in the Liga Primera. They own a record of 2-5-9 with finding draws their best outlet to earning points. Las Sabanas are a point ahead of Deportivo, but are dead last in goal differential. They’ve been awful in that regard, with a -18 going into Wednesday. Conversely, Walter Ferretti is +12 on the season. Las Sabanas have been abysmal on the road, with 0.61 goals scored per match and 1.94 goals allowed. Their last meeting resulted in a 2-0 win for Walter Ferretti on March 15 at Las Sabanas. I can see a similar score here, with Walter Ferretti getting the win by 2 goals.


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