The Defensor Sporting vs Olimpia Copa Libertadores 2013 match will be this Thursday, January 24, 2013 (5:00 PM EDT) at the Estadio Luis Franzini in Montevideo, Uruguay. This will be the first encounter between these two teams as they face-off in the preliminary round of the Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2013 for one ticket to Group 7.
Defensor Sporting will look to take the first step towards the group stages when they receive Olimpia from Paraguay in their home stadium. This team will play in their 4th Copa Libertadores tournaments, the latest in 2009 where they tied their best performance when they reached the quarterfinals. Defensor Sporting has been one of Uruguay’s best teams and soccer institutions in the latest years, and they will attempt to improve by reaching the group stages.
Club Olimpia is one of the biggest teams in Paraguay which has won dozen of domestic titles, and three Copa Libertadores tournaments. This is a team with a rich history who will try to enlarge their history by making a strong run in this year’s Libertadores. The winner of the series will advance to Group 7 composed of Deportivo Lara (VEN), Universidad de Chile (CHI), and Newell’s Old Boys (ARG).
Tolima vs Universidad Cesar Vallejo Prediction
The Defensor Sporting vs Olimpia series will be a difficult contest for both sides. This series will be very even between two regular teams that are not cup title prospects. Olimpia is going through a bad streak, but they will do enough to leave Uruguay with the tie. The Defensor Sporting vs Olimpia match will end in a 1-1 tie.
Defensor Sporting vs Olimpia Television
The Defensor Sporting vs Olimpia Copa Libertadores match will be televised this Thursday, January 24, 2013 on Fox Deportes at 5:00 PM Eastern.