Olimpia vs Deportivo Tachira Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips (26/05/21)

As Group B currently stands, Deportivo Tachira look good value to make it into the next round of the Copa Libertadores with Olimpia battling away for third place. With that in mind, both teams could do with a win. Who though, will come out on top? Find out with our Olimpia vs Deportivo Tachira match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.

Olimpia vs Deportivo Tachira: Top tips

Unbiased tips

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.

A high scoring affair

Deportivo Tachira are big outsiders heading into this game and that makes focussing on the match result outcome somewhat of a tough one because the bookmaker odds are pretty unappealing. That's why we've focussed on the total goals market four our first prediction; we think there will be a fair few too. Olimpia have seen 19 goals in their five matches in this competition to date; that is an average of 3.8 per match. What's remarkable though is that Deportivo Tachira's game average is notably higher than that at 4.6 having score 12 and shipped 11. Last time these played each other we saw five goals too.

Olimpia will win but they won't have it all their own way

Our first prediction mentioned the fact the match result odds aren't all that enticing; it's true, they're not. Backing Olimpia to win whilst conceding though changes that somewhat. Deportivo Tachira actually beat Olimpia when the sides met a month ago but their recent away record is pretty atrocious; they've lost five of their last six on the road. Olimpia have won three of their last five at home. The key thing after establishing the fact Olimpia will win is that they will not keep a clean sheet. They've not done that in eight home games on the spin and they've conceded 12 goals in the Copa Libertadores already; given Deportivo Tachira have scored the same number – 12 – you'd have to fancy them to at least register on the score sheet.

Goals in both halves and an Olimpia win

Our final prediction utilises the Bet Builder on offer from Ladbrokes as we back Olimpia to win and for the hosts to score in both halves; it's a combination they've achieved in their last two victories as well as completing the same feat when they last welcomed Deportivo Tachira to their stadium. As for Deportivo Tachira's recent form, as we've already touched on, they've lost five of their last six away games. Every single one of those defeats has seen them ship goals in both halves.

Olimpia vs Deportivo Tachira: Odds, h2h info and pre-match stats

A blockbuster game from two sides who won't go deep into the tournament

Both Olimpia and Deportivo Tachira concede far too many goals to be considered serious contenders to reach the latter stages of the Copa Libertadores, however, what they could do is serve up a classic for the general football fan. Both sides ship goals, both sides score goals and they have something to play for in terms of either qualification or third place. It could be a really interesting watch; just don't be too critical of the defending on show!

Olimpia vs Deportivo Tachira: Key Questions

Olimpia vs Deportivo Tachira prediction

  • Who is favourite? – Olimpia are heavy favourites
  • Where is the referee from? – Peru
  • What time does the match kick off? – 11 PM GMT