Group B is a funny one; the top two are both on nine points with the others sitting on six. It means that, because of the fixtures, it's plausible they could all swap places with enough goal difference swing. If, however, Internacional win this match they'll almost definitely top the group and leave Always Ready looking elsewhere to see if they can tie up third place. Will Internacional get the job done though? Find out with our Internacional vs Always Ready match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.
Internacional vs Always Ready: Three top tips
- Prediction one: Handicap – Internacional -2 @ 5/6
- Prediction two: Match result and BTTS – Internacional @ 11/5
- Prediction three: Over/under goals – Over 2.5 @ 4/11
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.
- 1 Internacional vs Always Ready: Three top tips
- 2 Internacional vs Always Ready: Odds, pre-match stats and more
- 3 Always Ready to face nervous fight for third?
- 4 Internacional vs Always Ready: Key Qs
A big win for Internacional
Internacional aren't in brilliant form heading into this match with just two wins from their last five matches but they won't have many better opportunities to boost their confidence then facing a side that have shipped 14 goals across their last three matches. Of those three games they've recorded losses in all of them with a 7-2 loss last time out following a 2-1 and 5-2 defeat. Given Internacional have recorded wins of 4-1, 6-1, 4-0 and 5-0 in their previous 10, they'll fancy their chances of putting Always Ready to the sword.
Internacional to win but Always Ready to score
We've spoken about the fact we anticipate a heavy defeat on the horizon for Always Ready in our first prediction. Their form has been utterly awful of late but they rarely fail to find the net. They have scored in each of their last five games and have only blanked in one of their previous 10 games. Internacional have conceded in four of their previous five matches too so it's not like they're on a fine defensive run.
Could the Always Ready keeper end up with a sore back?
A match like Internacional vs Always Ready certainly lends itself well to the over/under goals markets and we're playing things fairly conservatively by making the prediction of over 2.5 goals. Even if you focus solely on the Copa Libertadores matches, Always Ready have seen an average of 3.8 goals per match. Internacional's average comes in a tad lighter at 3.4. Can you imagine this one seeing just two goals? We can't.
Internacional vs Always Ready: Odds, pre-match stats and more
Always Ready to face nervous fight for third?
Coming into this match Always Ready could move into the top two and progress to the next round of the Copa Libertadores. That's a huge ask though as they've shipped so many goals of late. Internacional will be looking to tie up top spot in Group B with a comprehensive win and that means Always Ready will be relying on the other match of this group to determine whether they end bottom or move into the Sudamericana from third.
Internacional vs Always Ready: Key Qs
- Where is the match being played? – Estadio Jose Pinheiro Borda
- Where are the match officials from? – Argentina
- What time does the action kick off? – 23:00 GMT