Olympic Star vs. LLB Academic Odds, Prediction, and Pick – Burundi Premier League, April 5
This game is a real six-pointer as Olympic Star and LLB Academic meet knowing that the winner will have a much better chance of staying in the Burundi top flight.
It is very tight at the bottom of the table, and just one point separates these two. The need for a win is even greater for Olympic Star, in one way, as head-to-head history is used as a deciding factor when teams are level on points, and LLB Academic was able to record a 2-0 win at home back in September.
Find out what could be in store in this Olympic Star vs. LLB Academic betting preview with odds and my pick.
Olympic Star vs. LLB Academic Odds
The odds for an away win seem fairly short considering LLB’s Academic’s ability to pick up victories this season and its lack of goals compared to the rest of the division. Olympic Star has been the better team — just about — this season, but the price for a draw stands out considering the pressure on both teams.
It has been an up-and-down season for Olympic Star, but the recent run of four straight games away at home did at least bring in some points to give some hope of staying up. The home loss to Dynamik was somewhat of a disappointment after that, and the entire team will have to lift itself for the visit of LLB Academic.
That loss to this weekend’s opponents earlier in the season could come back to haunt Olympic Star, so it is probable that an attacking formation will be used in the hope of some goals. This team does not have the most airtight defense, though, so it could turn out to be a risky tactic.
But that would need a change of style from LLB Academic, as the club from Bujumbura has only managed 18 goals in 26 games this season. The defense is much better, but it is at the other end of the pitch where the change is needed now.
LLB Academic has not won a game away from home since the early days of January — and not that many more at home, to be honest — so it would seem unlikely that anything can change this late in the season. But a win against Olympic Star is crucial right now.
Olympic Star vs. LLB Academic Pick
Olympic Star to Win+111
I just can’t see LLB Academic changing so drastically in the last few weeks of the season and turning into an expansive free-scoring side. So I feel that the visitors will still look to for a narrow win — or even a draw — here. That should give Olympic Star enough chance to go on to win the game and pick up some vital points.
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You might also be interested in my previews for other games in the Burundi Premier League this weekend.