Tip Estudiantes de Merida – Monagas SC
Estudiantes de Merida have been on the rise, and this is the run they will be banking on when they get to host Monagas. Second placed Monagas, on 30 points, will be eyeing a win to take them top, while Estudiantes have 24 points in sixth place. The hosts have overcome a shaky period and go into this game unbeaten in five matches, three of them being wins, and they’ve scored two or more in four of the five matches. Both sides have scored in three of Estudiantes’ last five matches and this may be a concern for them. Three times in the last five, their matches have produced over 2.5 goals. At home, they are on a run of three straight clean sheets going into this game, scoring two or more goals in four of the five.
Monagas woke from a slumber of their own with a 2-0 win over Deportivo Tachira in their last game, to go within a point of the league leaders, Metropolitano. That win was the first in their last five matches and also the first clean sheet in that run. They have three losses in the last four matches and in three of their last five matches, they’ve conceded two or more goals. Three of Monagas’ last five matches have posted over 2.5 goals. While it hasn’t been great for Monagas in their recent matches, they haven’t lost their scoring touch; in three of their last five matches, they scored two or more goals. Aquiles Ocanto scored three times in those five matches while David Martinez and Jose Navas helped themselves to two goals each.
Key points Estudiantes de Merida – Monagas SC
Three of Estudiantes last five matches have ended in over 2.5 goals.
Three of Monagas’ last five matches have ended in over 2.5 goals.
Estudiantes have scored two or more in four of five home matches.
Estudiantes are unbeaten in seven straight home matches.
Monagas have three losses in the last four matches.
ConclusionESTUDIANTES DE MERIDA – MONAGAS SC
Estudiantes are on a good run and will want to extend the same against Monagas, who haven’t done so well lately. Even in Monagas’ form, there’s a feeling they can always rise to the occasion, and it has to do with their scoring form. Estudiantes are also sharp in attack, and this we expect to see goals here. Over 2.5 goals looks promising in this game.