The Newell’s Old Boys vs Olimpia Copa Libertadores 2013 game will be this Thursday, February 14, 2013 (4:30 PM EDT) at the Estadio Marcelo Bielsa in Rosario, Argentina. Newell’s Old Boys (ARG) and Olimpia (PAR) will play their first game during the group stages of the Copa Libertadores 2013. They are part of Group 7, which also includes U. de Chile (Chile) and Lara (VEN); the top two teams will advance to the final-16.
Newell’s just started off the Argentinian season, and they started it well, with a 3-1 away win at Independiente. Newell’s must take this positive momentum and translate it to a home win in the Copa Libertadores against Olimpia. With U de Chile having already won its first match, Newell’s must keep up with a home win of its own.
Olimpia is yet to start play in the Paraguayan league; its latest official matches were in the qualification stages of the Copa Libertadores. Olimpia defeated Uruguay based Defensor Sporting by an aggregate score of 2-0. U de Chile and Newell’s are favorites to move on through to the next round; Olimpia would obtain a decisive result if its able to come away from Rosario with a single point, a win would be monumental.
Newell’s Old Boys vs Olimpia Prediction
Both teams want to start off the Copa Libertadores group stage at a top level, and will be looking to add points. Although Newell’s is playing at home and has a somewhat better roster, Olimpia has the advantage of having played in the qualification stages, and is thus less rusty. Expect a close encounter, the Newell’s Old Boys vs Olimpia match will end in a 1-1 draw.
Newell’s Old Boys vs Olimpia Television
The Newell’s Old Boys vs Olimpia game will be televised LIVE this Thursday, February 14, 2013 on Fox Deportes at 4:30 PM Eastern.