Flamengo are inferior to the leaders of the Brazilian Serie A, so the Scarlet-Black are likely to try their best to settle everything in the away match. After all, there is a great difference in the class of the opponents which is also reflected in betting lines.
The once-mighty Olimpia are approaching their first match against Brazil's strongest team after two consecutive defeats to Guaireña and Guaraní in the Paraguayan Primera División with five conceded goals in those games. That aside, at the 1/8 final of Copa Libertadores Olimpia managed to beat Internacional, a Brazilian club - the same club that shut Flamengo out 4-0 at the Maracana. So Olimpia shouldn’t be underestimated. On the other hand, Olimpia ranking 9th in the Primera División standings even after 4 rounds played is enough to make you doubt.
Being a leading Brazilian club with such a busy schedule and trying to kill three birds with one stone is about Flamengo now. The team from Rio are trying to keep up with Palmeiras and Atlético Mineiro, who have gone ahead in Serie A, to stay in Copa do Brasil, and to get into the final of the Copa Libertadores with minimum effort. Playing at such a pace, some setbacks are inevitable, like the game against Internacional was. The loss was unpleasant and painful, but not critical: Bragantino had a draw in the round, and Palmeiras lost. However, Atlético Mineiro defeated Juventude in the road match to finally reclaim the first place. The bad thing is that Barbosa got a red card and now will not play against Sport. But we will surely see this player in the match against Olimpia.
Expert Betting Tips
After the loss to Internacional, the gap between Flamengo and Atletico Mineiro went up to 10 points, a major incentive for the Scarlet-Black to win the next game against Sport. That said, the team from Rio needs to regain their confidence, and winning in Paraguay would be useful. Flamengo also could do with a revenge on the Paraguayans for 2012 Copa Libertadores. We expect the away team to win and the home team to score. The odds for the game are the following: W2+BTTS for 3.85, H2 (-1) for 1.97, TO (2.5) for 2.02.