Diriangen take on Marathon today at the Estadio Nacional in Managua for the first leg of the Concacaf League 2021 preliminary round on the way to the round of 16. This game will take place at 10:00 PM (ET). Diriangen return to the league after almost two years absent, while Marathon have experience in the Concacaf League since the third edition. Check out everything there is to know about this match, such as the preview, information, storylines, predictions, odds, and how to watch it in the US.
Diriangen have not played in the Concacaf League since 2018 when they had their first league experience. That first experience was relatively good as Diriangen won in the preliminary round and they reached the Round of 16 where they lost to Universitario 7-1 on aggregate.
Marathon had a couple of good seasons in the Concacaf League. In the third edition of 2019 they had their debut in the league against Comunicaciones (Guatemala), in the first leg they lost 2-1, but in the second game they draw 1-1. The aggregate left them out of the next phase. But in the 2020 edition, Marathon made it all the way to the quarterfinals.
Diriangen vs Marathon: Match Information
Date: Tuesday, August 03, 2021.
Time: 10:00 PM (ET)
Location: Estadio Nacional, Managua.
Diriangen vs Marathon: Times by State in the US
ET: 10:00 PM
CT: 9:00 PM
MT: 8:00 PM
PT: 7:00 PM
Diriangen vs Marathon: Storylines
Diriangen arrive inspired to this game against Marathon after winning the last phase of the local tournament in the Nicaraguan Primera Liga. Diriangen won the Clausura tournament with 40 points, 36 goals, 13 wins, 1 draw and only 4 defeats.
Marathon accomplished something amazing last year in the 2020 Concacaf League. Last season's result, two wins against Antigua GFC and Saprissa to reach the quarterfinals, was enough for them to qualify for the 2021 Concacaf Champions League.
Both teams want to start the 2021 Concacaf League with a victory after having good results in the local leagues. Marathon won Group B of the Apertura in Honduras last season, and this year they are favorites to win either phase. Diriangen wants to show that they can do something special in this new edition of the 2021 Concacaf League.
How To Watch Or Stream Live Free Diriangen vs Marathon in the U.S.
Luckily this first leg game of the Concacaf League 2021 at Managua will be broadcast by: FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2, and TUDN in the United States. Don't forget to download the app to watch the game on your smartphone.
Diriangen vs Marathon: Predictions And Odds
Diriangen playing at home will be a little more comfortable. But Marathon want to test all options before debuting in the 2021 Concacaf Champions League. The visitors could become a double threat to the home team.