Football predictions – Alianza II vs San Francisco II – Panama 13.01.18

San Francisco II have taken just one point from their last three Panama. Reserve League matches, following last weekend’s 3-1 defeat away to their opponent. San Francisco II 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 Alianza II should prove no easy feat either – San Francisco II haven’t won against any Panama. Reserve League leader since September 2008 and, notably, are without a win against any side currently within the top eight so far this season.

Alianza II have turned around their “unconvincing” run in style over the past 7 days. Alianza II 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 Panama. Reserve League’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).

Alianza II 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 Alianza II 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 Alianza II’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, San Francisco II are not without a weapon of their own in French striker.Not to mention that he scored against the visitors earlier this season when San Francisco II took a point away from Alianza II (1-1 draw).

Notably, Alianza II’s recent domination has in fact come from matches at home. Alianza II have failed to keep a clean sheet in three of their last four Panama. Reserve League away matches, including against some much weaker teams than San Francisco II, 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 San Francisco II getting one against them.

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

Football predictions – Alianza II vs San Francisco II – Panama 13.01.18

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