Football tips – Santos de Guapiles vs Asociacion Deportiva Carmelita – Costa Rica

Asociacion Deportiva Carmelita have taken just one point from their last three Costa Rica. Primera Division matches, following last weekend’s 3-1 defeat away to their opponent. Asociacion Deportiva Carmelita 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 Santos de Guapiles should prove no easy feat either – Asociacion Deportiva Carmelita haven’t won against any Costa Rica. Primera Division leader since September 2008 and, notably, are without a win against any side currently within the top eight so far this season.

Santos de Guapiles have turned around their “unconvincing” run in style over the past 7 days. Santos de Guapiles 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 Costa Rica. Primera Division’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).

Santos de Guapiles 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 Santos de Guapiles 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 Santos de Guapiles’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, Asociacion Deportiva Carmelita are not without a weapon of their own in French striker.Not to mention that he scored against the visitors earlier this season when Asociacion Deportiva Carmelita took a point away from Santos de Guapiles (1-1 draw).

Notably, Santos de Guapiles’s recent domination has in fact come from matches at home. Santos de Guapiles have failed to keep a clean sheet in three of their last four Costa Rica. Primera Division away matches, including against some much weaker teams than Asociacion Deportiva Carmelita, 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 Asociacion Deportiva Carmelita getting one against them.

Regarding a correct score bet, though Asociacion Deportiva Carmelita are unbeaten at home this season (W5 D5), Santos de Guapiles hold the best away record in the Costa Rica. Primera Division (W8 D2 L1). Asociacion Deportiva Carmelita’s poor track record against much stronger sides, combined with Santos de Guapiles’s return to goal-scoring form, means we feel the Santos de Guapilesns could sneak another win here. As such, we feel there’s decent value to be had backing a 2-1 Santos de Guapiles win at 15/2 with bet365.

Football tips – Santos de Guapiles vs Asociacion Deportiva Carmelita – Costa Rica

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