Whoever wins this game will give their qualification hopes an almighty boost. Always Ready will be close enough to smell the knockout stages whilst Olimpia will blow group B wide open if they take the three points. Who though will get the win? Find out with our Always Ready vs Olimpia match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.
Always Ready vs Olimpia: Three betting tips
- Prediction one: Match result – Always Ready @ Odds not yet available
- Prediction two: Over/under goals – Over 2.5 @ Odds not yet available
- Prediction three: Both teams to score – Yes @ Odds not yet available
The odds provided are up to date at the time of publication. Odds are subject to change though and you should always check with your bookmaker before placing any bets. Our recommended bookmaker for this match is Ladbrokes.4
- 1 Always Ready vs Olimpia: Three betting tips
- 2 Always Ready vs Olimpia: Statistics, odds & H2H info
- 3 Olimpia to pull level on points with Always Ready
- 4 Always Ready vs Olimpia: A few FAQs to close
Olimpia to put the cat amongst the pigeons in Group B
Always Ready might be the bookmakers favourite heading into their match with Olimpia but our prediction is going against the grain. We think it's with good reason too. To be fair, Olimpia have been in shoddy shape since the two last met with two defeats and a draw but it's not like Always Ready have been tearing things up with one win and a defeat to their name. The biggest factor in our prediction is how the last match played out. The 2-1 result looks close, particularly with Olimpia having to come from behind but they outplayed Always Ready for the best part of the entire match. Throw in the fact that Always Ready aren't playing at their own stadium and the benefit of home advantage is lessened too meaning their is potential value to be had; the only thing Paraguayan's will need to deal with is the altitude that comes with a trip to Bolivia's national stadium.
Form suggests there will be a few goals
Making the prediction that this game will contain over 2.5 goals is not simply based on the fact the last meeting between Always Ready and Olimpia saw three goals. Always Ready have played two games since that head to head and have seen nine goals. Olimpia have turned out for three fixtures with a combined 15 goals being scored. Between the sides, that's five matches and 24 goals since they played on 29th April. With an average of 4.8 goals across those matches it's hard to see things slowing enough to come in shy of the 2.5 mark.
Goals in both goals
The predictions we've made to this point may well have given you an insight into the fact these two teams haven't been lacking goal action in recent times. Olimpia have seen goals for both teams in eight of their last 10 matches including all three of their Copa Libertadores games. Always Ready are sitting at 50% with five out of 10 seeing goals at either end but one of them to see both sides netting was the reverse of this fixture.
Always Ready vs Olimpia: Statistics, odds & H2H info
Olimpia to pull level on points with Always Ready
Always Ready are the more fancied side in this match and if they take the three points on offer they'll be extremely close to securing their route into the next round. The trouble is that Olimpia could compact the entire group if they can win. Given they've beaten Always Ready just a couple of weeks ago it could well happen and the home dressing room won't be counting any chickens just yet knowing a tough 90 minutes lays ahead.
Always Ready vs Olimpia: A few FAQs to close
- What country is the referee from? – Argentina
- When is kick off? – 1 AM GMT
- Where is the match being played? – Bolivia's national stadium in La Paz, Estadio Hernando Siles