The first leg of the Olimpia vs Fluminense Copa Libertadores quarterfinal match will be held this Wednesday, May 22, 2013 (6:00 PM Pacific) at the Estadio Manuel Ferreira in Asuncion. To reach the quarterfinals, Olimpia (PAR) finished first in Group 7, and defeated Tigre (ARG) in the Round-of-16. Meanwhile, the favorite to reach the semifinal, Fluminense (BRA), took first in Group 8 and eliminated Emelec (ECU) in the last round.
Olimpia is ready to begin the quarterfinals against a historic Brazilian side like Fluminense. The Paraguayan team has been a goal scoring machine, and has a record of 5 wins, 2 losses, and 1 tie. What is a great story regarding Olimpia, is that they were one of the teams that played a wild-card game to enter the group stages of the Libertadores. Today, they stand as one of the top-8 teams in the Americas, and if they obtain a positive score at home, they will have a clear chance at reaching the semifinals.
Fluminense, like any other Brazilian squad, has been a real threat to opponents throughout the Copa Libertadores. After 8 games they are in the quarterfinals with a real possibility to reach the semifinals, and as the favorite in their bracket to access the prestigious final match. However, their performance in the tournament has not been extraordinary by any means as they have won 4 games, tied 2 and lost 2; 8 goals scored, with 7 against. Nonetheless, on Wednesday they visit Olimpia who on paper is inferior, but who also has scored an incredible 19 goals.
Olimpia vs Fluminense Prediction
The Olimpia vs Fluminense match will be a great match because these are two teams who have a clear opportunity of reaching the final. The winner of this series will be the favorite in the semifinals against possible opponents Santa Fe or Real Garcilaso. Although Olimpia has scored a total of 21 goals since the wild-card games, they have not faced a team as difficult as Fluminense and that will cost them. The Olimpia vs Fluminense match will end in a 2-0 win by the visiting Brazilian side.
Olimpia vs Fluminense Television
The Olimpia vs Fluminense match will be televised this Wednesday, May 22, 2013 on Fox Deportes at 6:00 PM Pacific.