Football predictions – Siquinala vs Deportivo Guastatoya – Guatemala 14.01.18

Deportivo Guastatoya have taken just one point from their last three Guatemala. Liga Nacional matches, following last weekend’s 3-1 defeat away to their opponent. Deportivo Guastatoya are still seventh overall in the table, but the distance between them and the Continental qualification positions is slowly getting bigger. Saturday’s match at home to reigning champions Siquinala should prove no easy feat either – Deportivo Guastatoya haven’t won against any Guatemala. Liga Nacional leader since September 2008 and, notably, are without a win against any side currently within the top eight so far this season.

Siquinala have turned around their “unconvincing” run in style over the past 7 days. Siquinala dominated and humiliated their opponent with a 8-0 win at home last weekend, which also saw their striker net his first hat-trick of 2017, to become the Guatemala. Liga Nacional’s joint top scorer (19 goals) in the process, before easing their way through to the semi-finals of the national cup at home to opponent during the week (3-0 win).

Siquinala are clear favourites here at 4/9 with bet365, but we feel that backing “both teams to score” at 21/20 has some decent potential for the following reasons:

Most people know about Siquinala and their striker, and for good reason too. He is a world class striker and currently in top form, with seven goals from his last four competitive outings. He’s also scored three goals in Siquinala’s last four on the road so you’d fancy him to continue this run as an anytime goalscorer at 4/7 with bet365. However, Deportivo Guastatoya are not without a weapon of their own in French striker.Not to mention that he scored against the visitors earlier this season when Deportivo Guastatoya took a point away from Siquinala (1-1 draw).

Notably, Siquinala’s recent domination has in fact come from matches at home. Siquinala have failed to keep a clean sheet in three of their last four Guatemala. Liga Nacional away matches, including against some much weaker teams than Deportivo Guastatoya, and the added strain following their mid-week national cup match, where the league leaders fielded a full strength squad, should add even more value to Deportivo Guastatoya getting one against them.

Regarding a correct score bet, though Deportivo Guastatoya are unbeaten at home this season (W5 D5), Siquinala hold the best away record in the Guatemala. Liga Nacional (W8 D2 L1). Deportivo Guastatoya’s poor track record against much stronger sides, combined with Siquinala’s return to goal-scoring form, means we feel the Siquinalans could sneak another win here. As such, we feel there’s decent value to be had backing a 2-1 Siquinala win at 15/2 with bet365.

Football predictions – Siquinala vs Deportivo Guastatoya – Guatemala 14.01.18

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