Alajuelense are right between a couple of games for the CONCACAF Champions League, on Thursday played in Honduras against Motagua and after few days taking LA Galaxy at home which looks as game of the season for them. Not the moment to be in best condition and mental determination for this game. Anyway even if not planned, here coming with quite weakened lineup as 5 players (including their biggest stars) were suspended after the kung-fu action last weekend with Herediano - Geancarlo González, Marcelo Sarvas, Jonathan McDonald, Pablo Gabas and Elias Palma.
Orion appeared in Primera after taking the franchise of the disbanded Brujas, formed a new team with players from other Primera clubs and not lacking experience at this level although the club haven't played recently at this level. Not easy to get beaten, lost only 3 games from 9 rounds and all were with minimal 0-1. In the last round won 2-1 away over Santos de Guapiles.
As this is taken as traditional derby of the Costa Rican football, it will be played on the national stadium so Orion won't be home side but no matter of that should be able to take point at least.