Soccer match preview: Deportivo Saprissa confident before travelling to Santos de Guápiles

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Competition: Costa Rica Primera Division
Competition: Sun 24.May
Match begins: 02:00 (UTC)
Venue: Estadio Ebal Rodríguez Aguilar (2349 seats)

The visiting Deportivo Saprissa side should be favourites in this visit to Santos de Guápiles, as the away team holds a 19 point advantage from their 16 league games this season.

There’s little time for restitution or working hard at the training pitch these days, with both teams having played their last game less than four days ago.

11 - 9 - 7 with 39-33. What does this mean? Well, these are the statistics for Deportivo Saprissa when playing on grass like they will do today. Wins - draws- losses and goals scored-conceded. Deportivo Saprissa play their home games on artifical turf so that's why we provide these numbers.

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Santos de Guápiles form and stats

Santos de Guápiles have played 8 Primera Division games at their own stadium so far this season, resulting in 3-2-3 (wins-draws-losses). Game days at Estadio Ebal Rodríguez Aguilar have recently become somewhat of a nightmare for Guápiles as they have lost three home games in a row. It hurts.

Guápiles enjoyed a nice away win last time out, playing at UCR's place. The match ended 3-1 with J. Madrigal and J. East scoring. A defeat was the result before that one, 2-6 away at ADR Jicaral.

There will be little rest for Guápiles after this match as they are travelling to San Carlos for a Primera Division game in only three days.

Guápiles have proved capable of finding the net in their games here at Estadio Ebal Rodríguez Aguilar with 14 goals in 8 league matches. Guápiles have conceded 11 in these home matches.

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Deportivo Saprissa form and stats

Deportivo Saprissa, who have the most points (16) away in Primera Division, have an excellent away record in the Primera Division so far with 5-1-2 from 8 games.

M. Barrantes scored in Saprissa's previous match, the home game against Herediano that ended 1-0. A 1-1 draw at Perez Zeledon's stadium before that.

The visitors are returning home after this fixture, hosting Limon in just three days.

Saprissa has displayed an ability to score goals in away matches in the league this season, 13 goals from 8 games. Saprissa have conceded 8 goals in these away matches.

Head 2 Head

Santos de Guápiles and Deportivo Saprissa have met before this season: Deportivo Saprissa - Santos de Guápiles 1-0. As for the last ten games between these two teams, there's three Guápiles victories, two draws and five Deportivo Saprissa wins. Over/under statistics; six of these games ended with three goals or more, four matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

GuápilesJ. East
J. East
20 goals
Deportivo SaprissaC. Bolaños Navarro
C. Bolaños Navarro
18 goals
Deportivo SaprissaM. Ugalde
M. Ugalde
11 goals

Santos de Guápiles missing players

Deportivo Saprissa missing players

Santos de Guápiles Deportivo Saprissa
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
38 19 6 Played P 5 19 39
9 6 0 Won W 2 9 22
14 6 4 Drew D 3 4 9
15 7 2 Lost L 0 6 8
58 30 3 Scored S 4 29 79
68 28 6 Conceded C 2 25 46
95% 95% 83% Over 0.5 O 0.5 80% 95% 95%
82% 84% 67% Over 1.5 O 1.5 40% 74% 79%
58% 47% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 58% 64%
45% 37% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 26% 41%
21% 21% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 16% 18%
68% 63% 50% BTTS BTTS 40% 53% 54%
13% 21% 17% Clean Sheets C S 60% 32% 36%
24% 21% 50% Failed to Score F T 20% 21% 15%
 
4.5 4.3 4 Corners for (avg) C F 6 5.1 5.7
5 4.5 5.3 Corners against (avg) C A 4.2 4.1 3.8
3 2.8 3.3 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.8 3.2 2.6
4 1 0 Red cards R C 0 4 8
 
235 112 25 Total Shots T S 59 136 301
91 43 6 Shots on Target S O 18 56 135
64% 70% 50% Goal Efficiency G E 22% 43% 55%
Key stats in Primera Division this season:
  • Deportivo Saprissa has the fewest conceded goals (14)
  • Deportivo Saprissa has the fewest conceded goals in the first half (16)
  • Deportivo Saprissa has the most points (16) away
  • Deportivo Saprissa has the most scored goals in the first half (46)
  • Deportivo Saprissa has the the best goal difference (+5) away
  • Santos de Guápiles has the fewest clean sheets (5)
  • Santos de Guápiles has the most conceded goals in the second half (42)
  • Santos de Guápiles has the most dropped points from leading position (27)

  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