Corinthians vs Always Ready
CONMEBOL Copa Libertadores
Date: 27 May 2022, Friday
Kick-off at 01:00 UK / 02:00 CET
Venue: Neo Quimica Arena (Sao Paulo).
Corinthians have a crystal clear picture ahead of the final day fixtures in Group E. They only need to beat already-eliminated Always Ready on Thursday night on the home patch to secure a place in the knockout stage of the elite continental competition.
Interestingly, the Brazilian outfit began the group stage with the 2-0 defeat at Always Ready but they showed strength against much stronger rivals, going four games unbeaten in double headers with Deportivo Cali and Boca Juniors.
Vitor Pereira’s men are now second in the group standings, but sitting lock on points with Deportivo Cali at the top (Cali have a +3 goal difference on the Brazilians).
Third-placed Boca Juniors are one point behind the top two sides, while Always Ready are far behind with only one win in five matches (the one from the start of the campaign just against Corinthians).
Since Boca Juniors and Deportivo Cali take on each other in the other game of this group on the final day, a comprehensive victory for Corinthians would likely secure them even the top spot here.
The hosts are enormous favorites for numerous reasons. They are leaders of the Brazilian Serie A table after seven rounds and they won both home outings in this group without shipping a single goal along the way (against Deportivo Cali and Boca Juniors).
On the other side, Always Ready lost both away matches in the group without scoring a single goal in the process (2-0 at Boca Juniors and 3-0 at Deportivo Cali).
Corinthians vs Always Ready Head-to-head
- This will only be the second head to head encounter between Corinthians and Always Ready.
- The first one, played almost two months ago, offered a huge shock and Always Ready’s 2-0 win on Bolivian soil.
Corinthians vs Always Ready Prediction
Always Ready are really struggling to perform on travels this year. They lost six and drew one of the previous seven away outings in all competitions.
Anything but a comprehensive home win would thus represent a significant surprise here. You can back Corinthians to win in -2.5 Asian Handicap at the 2.05 odds.
Corinthians vs Always Ready Betting Tips
Corinthians to win in -2.5 Asian Handicap @ 2.05 (21/20)
Corinthians Over 3.5 Team Goals @ 3.00 (2/1) odd.