Primera Division prediction and preview: Cartaginés modest favorites to beat San Carlos

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Competition: Costa Rica Primera Division
Competition: Sat 10.April
Match begins: 02:00 (UTC)
Venue: Estadio José Rafael Fello Meza (12900 seats)

There's been ups and downs for these two teams so far this season, occupying positions near the middle of the Primera Division table so far. Here's the Cartaginés - San Carlos latest:

Insights:
  • San Carlos have the fewest scored goals in the first half (8) in Primera Division

Both teams should be fairly well rested for this game, as they have had some quiet days to prepare. Hopefully this will translate into lots of action on the pitch.

San Carlos play their home games on artifical turf, while this game is played on grass. Recent stats for San Carlos when playing on grass are 8 wins, 8 draws and 19 defeats from 35 matches. They have scored 39 goals and conceded 59 times in these games.

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Cartaginés form and stats

Cartaginés have collected 11 points from their Primera Division home games so far after 2-5-1. Cartaginés has four consecutive draws when playing at home, an interesting stat. With three draws from their last three games overall it has been a case of neither great nor terrible for Cartaginés.

The spoils were shared in Cartaginés's previous game, also at home. Visiting Deportivo Saprissa (placed 3rd) travelled back with a draw after a 0-0 scoreline. 1-1 away at Limón before that.

The home team are moderate favourites in this game. How does Cartaginés handle that role? We have found ten games in our database similar to this one, based on the home odds. The stats for these games are three wins, six draws and one defeat.

Cartaginés have scored 7 league goals here from 8 matches, not a lot. Cartaginés have only conceded 6 from their league home games. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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San Carlos form and stats

The visitors are W2-D4-L2 on the road this term. That's in the Primera Division.

Carlos are looking to quickly end their 220 minutes long goal drought in the Primera Division.

San Carlos play their second straight away game, having lost the previous one 0-2 to Sporting San José (placed 10th). The game before that, was lost at home, a 0-1 defeat against Alajuelense.

Carlos are the outsiders in this one, but not by much. Their performance in similar games (being the away team and moderate outsiders) is zero wins, zero draws and seven defeats. From a total of seven matches.

The visiting Carlos have scored more than one goal per away game in the league so far. The grand total is 8 goals from 8 games. 10 goals have been conceded by Carlos in these games.

Head 2 Head

The two sides played each other earlier this season: San Carlos - Cartaginés 1-1. Cartaginés-San Carlos H2H statistics last ten meetings regardless of arena: Cartaginés five wins, San Carlos two wins, three draws. four of these ten matches had three or more goals (over 2,5).

Top Goalscorers

CartaginésC. Núñez
C. Núñez
6 goals
San CarlosÁ. Saborío Chacón
Á. Saborío Chacón
6 goals

Cartaginés missing players

San Carlos missing players

Cartaginés San Carlos
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
34 17 4 Played P 3 16 32
13 8 1 Won W 2 4 10
10 6 3 Drew D 1 6 12
11 3 0 Lost L 0 6 10
52 28 8 Scored S 4 12 27
39 14 4 Conceded C 1 20 35
94% 88% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 94% 88%
76% 76% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 67% 69% 59%
53% 53% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 25% 28%
29% 24% 50% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 12% 16%
15% 6% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 3%
59% 53% 75% BTTS BTTS 33% 44% 41%
26% 41% 25% Clean Sheets C S 67% 25% 34%
21% 18% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 38% 38%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.3 2 2.8 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3 2.9 2.7
9 4 0 Red cards R C 3 9 9
 
10.5 11.2 12.2 Shots (avg) S ( 9.7 9.1 9.2
3.3 3.6 3.5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 4 2.8 2.9
46% 46% 57% Goal Efficiency G E 33% 27% 29%
Key stats in Primera Division this season:
  • Cartaginés have scored at least twice as many goals at home as San Carlos have scored away.
  • San Carlos have the fewest dropped points from leading position (4) in Primera Division
  • San Carlos have the fewest matches over the total-line (9) in Primera Division
  • San Carlos have the fewest scored goals in the first half (8) in Primera Division

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Alajuelense 16 9 7 0 31 9 8 4 4 0 14 4 8 5 3 0 17 5 22 34
2 Santos de Guapiles 16 8 4 4 25 19 7 4 2 1 12 8 9 4 2 3 13 11 6 28
3 Deportivo Saprissa 16 4 9 3 23 17 8 4 3 1 18 9 8 0 6 2 5 8 6 21
4 Herediano 16 5 6 5 23 21 8 2 5 1 11 10 8 3 1 4 12 11 2 21
5 ADR Jicaral 16 4 9 3 18 16 8 3 4 1 10 6 8 1 5 2 8 10 2 21
6 Cartaginés 16 4 7 5 17 19 8 2 5 1 7 6 8 2 2 4 10 13 -2 19
7 San Carlos 16 4 7 5 13 20 8 2 3 3 5 10 8 2 4 2 8 10 -7 19
8 Limón 16 4 6 6 17 28 8 2 3 3 8 16 8 2 3 3 9 12 -11 18
9 Grecia 15 3 8 4 16 18 8 1 4 3 8 11 7 2 4 1 8 7 -2 17
10 Sporting San José 16 4 5 7 12 19 9 4 2 3 9 6 7 0 3 4 3 13 -7 17
11 Guadalupe 16 3 6 7 28 28 8 1 3 4 10 15 8 2 3 3 18 13 0 15
12 Perez Zeledon 15 2 8 5 12 21 7 1 3 3 8 14 8 1 5 2 4 7 -9 14