Deportivo Saprissa and Herediano meet forces at Estadio Ricardo Saprissa Aymá, in a match for the 16th round of the Primera División. In the last head ‑ to ‑ head for this edition of the league, played on 26‑01‑2020, Herediano won at home by (4‑1). In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which registers 11 wins, 7 draws and 1 loss in the last 19 games. However, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 01‑12‑2019, in a match for the Primera División that ended with Herediano winning by (4‑5), in the penalty shoot-out . The goals of the match were scored by J. Venegas (27 ‘), for Deportivo Saprissa, and Ó. Granados (76 ‘), for the Herediano. The home advantage may play an important role in this match, since Herediano presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
After 22 wins, 8 draws and 9 losses, the home team is currently in 1st position, with 33 points won. In their last match, they tied an away match against Pérez Zeledón by (1‑1), after in the previous match they had won by (3‑1) at home, in a match against Cartaginés. This is a team that presents similar results at home and away, so it is not usually affected by the home factor, since in the last 30 games it has recorded 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses as a visitor; against 7 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses in his stadium. In their last 10 home games for the championship, Deportivo Saprissa won 6, tied 2 and lost 2, winning 20 points in 30 possible. His attack has scored regularly, as he has always scored at least one goal in the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches for this competition there is a tendency for goals, since 14 of the last 19 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals.
Deportivo Saprissa wants to maintain its good performance in the championship, that is, it wants to remain in the leadership. Given this, he doesn’t think about losing points at home, especially against a direct rival. He knows that a game like this is much more complicated and that is why he needs to be much more focused. To win, you will have to show a lot of homogeneity on the pitch. In short, from goalkeeper to striker everything should work perfectly. In this match the best available players will be found.
The visiting team is currently in 3rd place, with 26 points won, after 20 wins, 15 draws and 8 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in a home match against Alajuelense, by (3‑3). In the last match, they lost at home to Limón by (0‑1). This is a stronger team with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 games they have recorded 3 wins, 8 draws and 4 losses as a visitor, with 11 goals scored and 11 suffered; against 9 victories, 4 draws and 2 defeats in his stadium, with 39 goals scored and 20 suffered. In their home league matches the most frequent final result at half-time was 0‑0 (11 in 21 games). His offense has scored consistently, as he has scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away matches for this competition there is a tendency for few goals, since in 16 of the last 21 that they have played there were less than 3 goals. In 43 matches in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 13 times and only got 2 comebacks. In the last 21 away matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 9 of their 18 goals between minutes (76’ ‑ 90 ‘).
The Heredian is still at the top of the table and has no intention of losing positions. In the remaining games, he intends to face his rivals with enthusiasm, to achieve good results. However, this current confrontation is different from the others, since it is a classic against the leader. In this way, you will have to bring something that surprises the local team, because you do not want to lose. A draw is something you cannot complain about if it happens, but you will enter the field to get all three points. In this match the best available players will be found.