Primera Division preview: Can Herediano edge out victory against Guadalupe?

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Competition: Costa Rica Primera Division
Competition: Mon 25.May
Match begins: 00:00 (UTC)
Venue: Estadio Eladio Rosabal Cordero (8144 seats)

Herediano perform at a high level so far being 3rd in the table. Guadalupe can look both up and down from their 5th position.

The hosts Herediano saw competitive action as recent as four days ago, playing in the Primera Division. That game was an away game at Deportivo Saprissa, so at least Herediano are thankful to return home in this one. Game on!

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Herediano form and stats

When playing at home in the Primera Division, Herediano have managed 4 wins, 3 draws and suffered 1 defeat from 8 games.

Y. Ruiz was the last player to score a league goal for Herediano and it's becoming a more and more distant memory as Herediano haven't scored in 180 minutes.

Herediano are hoping to put things right at home after a defeat in their previous match, the score 0-1 away versus Deportivo Saprissa. Before that game, the home loss against Limon with the scoreline 0-1.

The hosts are favourites to win this game, with an estimated chance of about 55-60% of that outcome. Earlier Herediano matches with similar probabilities have ended with two wins, one draw and zero defeats (from three games).

Herediano are traveling soon after this match as the Primera Division match at UCR awaits in two days.

Herediano are an "over 2,5 goals" team alone here at Estadio Eladio Rosabal Cordero in their league games, having scored an impressive 22 goals in 8 matches. With more than 1,5 conceded goals on average, the Herediano defense is not exactly impregnable. 13 goals conceded from 8 games. You can find more goal stats on the Statistics tab above.

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Guadalupe form and stats

There's been little loot from Guadalupe's travels as they have only collected 7 points from 8 away games in the Primera Division. Guadalupe only have 1 win to counter their 3 defeats and 4 draws.

Guadalupe had fun at their own home (Estadio Eladio Rosabal Cordero) last time out, beating Limon 1-0. G. Campos scored. Before that, Guadalupe travelled to San Carlos and returned home with a draw after the game finished 2-2.

Looking at the earlier recent performances of Guadalupe when being an outsider away as they are today, we find five matches with the visitors losing two times, drawing two and winning one game.

After this away game Guadalupe return home for a Primera Division game against Perez Zeledon. That game is only two sleeps after this.

The visiting Guadalupe have scored more than one goal per away game in the league so far. The grand total is 9 goals from 8 games. Defensive performances away have varied in quality as Guadalupe have conceded 15 goals on the road. For more goal statistics, check out the Statistics tab above.

Head 2 Head

These teams' last encounter with each other was the Guadalupe - Herediano 0-0 earlier this season. H2H stats regardless of arena (last ten matches): Herediano five wins, five draws and Guadalupe zero victories. As for goals, four matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), six games had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

GuadalupeF. Zamora García
F. Zamora García
13 goals
HeredianoY. Ruiz González
Y. Ruiz González
8 goals
HeredianoN. Rodríguez
N. Rodríguez
8 goals

Herediano missing players

Guadalupe missing players

Herediano Guadalupe
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
42 21 6 Played P 6 19 37
17 13 4 Won W 0 3 12
16 5 2 Drew D 1 5 11
9 3 0 Lost L 5 11 14
71 54 18 Scored S 4 20 47
41 23 7 Conceded C 14 36 55
88% 95% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 83% 89% 89%
67% 81% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 83% 84% 76%
43% 67% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 67% 63% 54%
29% 48% 50% Over 3.5 O 3.5 33% 32% 27%
21% 38% 33% Over 4.5 O 4.5 33% 16% 16%
50% 52% 50% BTTS BTTS 50% 58% 57%
36% 38% 50% Clean Sheets C S 17% 21% 30%
26% 14% 0% Failed to Score F T 50% 32% 24%
 
6.2 6.5 6 Corners for (avg) C F 3.3 3.5 4.7
5.6 4.5 5.2 Corners against (avg) C A 5.3 5.4 5.1
2.6 2 1.8 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3.3 2.9 2.7
4 1 0 Red cards R C 0 3 5
 
289 174 52 Total Shots T S 33 134 231
114 73 25 Shots on Target S O 11 48 87
56% 64% 60% Goal Efficiency G E 36% 42% 54%
Key stats in Primera Division this season:
  • Guadalupe have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Guadalupe have won significantly less corners away then at home.
  • Herediano have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Herediano have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded at home.
  • Herediano have scored at least twice as many goals at home as Guadalupe have scored away.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Deportivo Saprissa 16 11 3 2 30 14 8 6 2 0 17 6 8 5 1 2 13 8 16 36
2 Alajuelense 16 9 5 2 33 16 8 6 2 0 22 6 8 3 3 2 11 10 17 32
3 Herediano 16 6 8 2 27 16 8 4 3 1 22 13 8 2 5 1 5 3 11 26
4 ADR Jicaral 16 7 4 5 20 17 8 5 2 1 16 10 8 2 2 4 4 7 3 25
5 Guadalupe 16 6 6 4 21 18 8 5 2 1 12 3 8 1 4 3 9 15 3 24
6 Cartagines 16 6 4 6 22 27 8 4 1 3 13 15 8 2 3 3 9 12 -5 22
7 San Carlos 16 5 5 6 29 29 8 2 4 2 10 10 8 3 1 4 19 19 0 20
8 Grecia 16 5 3 8 21 28 8 3 2 3 6 10 8 2 1 5 15 18 -7 18
9 Santos de Guápiles 16 4 5 7 25 29 8 3 2 3 14 11 8 1 3 4 11 18 -4 17
10 Perez Zeledon 16 4 4 8 19 27 8 2 3 3 11 15 8 2 1 5 8 12 -8 16
11 Limon 16 4 2 10 14 19 8 2 1 5 6 8 8 2 1 5 8 11 -5 14
12 UCR 16 3 3 10 18 39 8 3 2 3 11 12 8 0 1 7 7 27 -21 12