Second Round Leg 1 of 2
Magallanes vs Always Ready
Estadio El Teniente, Rancagua, Chile
In the upcoming fixture of Copa Libertadores, Second Round, Leg 1, Magallanes will take on Always Ready at the Estadio El Teniente in Rancagua. Going in the matchup, the two sides are coming off concrete wins in their country’s Primera league. Magallanes managed the qualification after defeating Union Espanola in Copa Chile 2022. On the other hand, Bolivian champion, Always Ready have entered in their fourth Copa Libertadores event. This event will also mark the first meeting between the two clubs.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Magallanes - Coming off a Win Against Union Espanola (WLDLL)
The Chilean side has managed to gain some confidence from the last meeting against Union Espanola (1-2). In the previous game, Thomas Jones scored the only goal, however, the other goal was courtesy of an own goal in the 54th minute. With Cadenazzi, Cortes, and Villanueva in the attack, Magallanes can trick Always Ready. Talking about Magallanes’ overall form in the season, they have registered three defeats, a win, and a draw from its last 5 matches. However, their home form is quite better, as they have managed to stay unbeaten in 4 of the last 5 home matches (2W 2D). Magallanes will be hoping for some electrifying individual performances from Cesar Cortes, who was also the highest goal scorer for Magallanes in the last season. With a goal scoring average of 1.4 goals per game, Magallanes is likely to score against Always Ready in any time frame.
Expected Opening Lineup for Magallanes
Gastón Rodríguez; Fernando Piñero, Matías Poblete, Christian Vilches, Felipe Espinoza; Tomás Aránguiz, Carlos Villanueva, Thomas Jones; Julián Alfaro, Cesar Cortes, Felipe Cadenazzi.
Always Ready - Has Picked Consistency (WDLWL)
After surprising almost everyone around in the friendly fixture against Fiorentina (9-0), Always Ready will be looking to carry on with consistency and play a tough lineup against Chilean champs. Always Ready is coming off a draw against Aurora (0-0) and a win against Libertad Gran Mamore (5-0). In the last outing, Dorny Romero, Adalid Terrazas, Moises Paniagua, and Roler Ferrufino scored goals. For Always Ready, Wilfried Bony will be in the spotlight, who was simply unstoppable in the Premier League with 50 goals. The upcoming fixture is likely to disturb and dent Always Ready’s mediocre away form.
Expected Opening Lineup for Always Ready
Carlos Mosquera; Diego Medina, Marc Enoumba, Nelson Cabrera, Jorge Flores; Julio Herrera, Alfredo Alanoca, Adalid Terrazas, Edarlyn Reyes; Wilfried Bony, Marcos Riquelme.
Expert Betting Tips
There’s no doubt that the two sides have similar previous form and overall stats, however, I feel Magallanes has potential match winners in their lineup. Moreover, Magallanes also registered a win over Colo-Colo which was an incredible achievement in itself. Hence, I believe Magallanes will score over 2 goals and Always Ready will find the net once. As a viewer, one can expect sublime attack and agile gameplay from both sides.
- Magallanes to Win for 1.75
- Both Teams To Score - Yes for1.87
- Total Over 2.5 for 1.97