THE two-three week spell around the New Year is always a lean period for anyone who follows the South American and overseas games but the break is nearly over and as the Clausura campaign kicks back in salvation arrives in the form of a full Costa Rican card – certainly one of the better leagues for goal backers.
Perez Zeledon v Carmelita (7.30pm)
I’m focusing in on this fixture as it has been one of the most consistent to back in recent years. Within the last 5 years there have been 21 H2Hs of which 16 have seen both sides scoring with a further 11 seeing btts and overs land.
Carmelita were shocking in their Apertura campaign and won just 1 of their last dozen or so matches compared to Zeledon who lost just once in their final 8 games so it ought to go the way of the hosts but I can well see Carmelita offering up a sweetener at some time during the 90.