Group H Matchday 1 of 6
FBC Melgar vs Club Olimpia
Estadio Monumental de la UNSA, Arequipa, Peru
In the upcoming fixture of the Copa Libertadores, Group H, Matchday 1, FBC Melgar will take on Club Olimpia at the Estadio Monumental de la UNSA in Arequipa. With Nacional and Patronato also in the Group, Melgar will be looking to start its run in the Libertadores with a win. Olimpia and Melgar haven’t played against each other previously, which is why the upcoming match will be a momentous occasion for the two teams. Melgar hails from the Peruvian landscape and will be hosting Olimpia from Paraguay.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
FBC Melgar - Coming off Three Consecutive Draws (DDDLL)
Going in the matchup, FBC Melgar is coming off a draw against Cusco FC (1-1) and Asociacion Deportiva Tarma (0-0). FBC Melgar hasn’t started the Peruvian Primera season on a high and will be looking to capitalize at the start of the tournament. This will be FBC Melgar’s eighth run in the Libertadores, but they haven’t crossed the group stages to date. In the last five matches played, Melgar has scored just a goal, averaging 0.2 goals per game. Hence, the struggle for Melgar is evident and is likely to add pressure to them in the upcoming home fixture.
Expected Opening Lineup for FBC Melgar
Carlos Cáceda; Alejandro Ramos, Alec Deneumostier, Leonel Galeano, Paolo Reyna; Alexis Arias, Horacio Orzán, Tomás Martínez; Cristian Bordacahar, Luis Iberico, Bernardo Cuesta.
Club Olimpia - Progressing with an Inconsistent Performance (LDWWD)
Going in the matchup against Melgar, the Paraguayan side is coming off a defeat against Guarani (0-1). From the last 5 matches played in Primera Division, Olimpia has won 2 and drawn 2 matches. Under the command of Diego Aguirre, Olimpia will be hoping for a turnaround and better performances in Libertadores. Club Olimpia has won Libertadores thrice, and the last was in 2002. Olimpia will be looking to keep its continental dream alive and start the campaign with a win against Melgar. In the last five matches played, Olimpia has scored 7 goals and conceded just 6 goals. Hence, Olimpia will be fancying its chances to score.
Expert Betting Tips
Going in the matchup, Club Olimpia and Melgar will be looking to express themselves fully and start the tournament with a win. However, I believe the poor and inconsistent run of Melgar is likely to keep it away from winning. The match total is expected to be under 2.5 goals, and only Olimpia to score. Moreover, the final scoreline is likely to be 0-1.
- Olimpia Asuncion to Win for 3.00
- Total Under 2.5 for 2.16
- Both Teams to Score - No for 1.885