Group H Matchday 2 of 6
Olimpia vs Patronato de Parana
Estadio Defensores del Chaco, Asunción, Paraguay
In the upcoming fixture of Copa Libertadores, Matchday 2, Olimpia will be hosting Patronato de Parana at the Estadio Defensores del Chaco in Asunción. The two teams are in tricky spots at the moment, as Olimpia started its campaign with a draw against Melgar, whereas Patronato lost its opening fixture against Atletico Nacional. The upcoming matchup will be the first meeting between the two sides, hence, the analysis will not be made on the basis of head-to-head stats. Continue reading to find out more about the upcoming matchup between the Paraguayan and Argentinian sides.Receive Your Welcome Bonus!
Olimpia - Coming off a Defeat in Primera Division (LLWDL)
Going in the matchup, Olimpia is coming off a defeat against Nacional Asuncion (0-1) and previously against Luqueno (1-0). Though the losing margin was just a goal, the pressure of two back-to-back defeats will certainly be mounting on the Paraguayan side. With just one win in the last matches played, the match form is similar to that of Patronato at the moment. When playing at home, Olimpia has done better in terms of scoring and defending. The home side has scored 9 and conceded just 4 goals in the last five home matches. Hence, the upcoming home fixture in Libertadores can be a booster for Diego Aguirre and his men. With the presence of Ortiz, Espinola, and Gamarra in the defensive ranks, the Paraguayan side will be looking to upset the opposition.
Expected Opening Lineup for Olimpia
Juan Espinola; Victor Salazar, Luis Zarate, Matthew Gamarra, Ivan Torres; Richard Ortiz, Mark Gomez; Fernando Cardozo, Alexander Silva, Hugo Fernandez; William Paiva.
Patronato de Parana - Demotivated and Demoted (DLLWL)
Going in the matchup, Patronato de Parana will be feeling the heat as they are playing in Primera Nacional Zone B this year. With motivation to do better and improve table standings, Patronato de Parana might make a few changes ahead of the upcoming Libertadores clash. With Patronato de Parana yet to win the title, the match against Libertad can result in a breather for the visitors. For the match against Olimpia, Patronato de Parana will be missing out on Derlis Gonzalez and Saul Salcedo. With the likes of Facundo Brurera, Fernando Cardozo, and Brian Montengro in the lineup, Patronato de Parana is likely to fancy its chances of scoring against Olimpia early in the game. Patronato has scored 4 goals in the last five matches played, averaging 0.80 goals per game. Hence, the striking needs to be improved in order to win on the international stage.
Expected Opening Lineup for Patronato de Parana
Matthias Gudiño; Matthias Ruiz Diaz, Sergio Ojeda, Cristian Gonzalez, Joel Ghirardello, Facundo Cobos; Ignatius Russo, Fabio Vazquez, Nicholas Domingo, Juan Cruz Dodge; Matthew Levato.
Expert Betting Tips
Considering the poor form of the competing sides, the upcoming competition is likely to end in a draw with both teams managing to score a goal each. Olimpia has the certain home advantage; however, the current match form remains in question. The final scoreline is expected to be 1-1 and the total number of goals in the match to remain under 2.5 goals.
- Total Under 2.5 for 1.84
- Full Time Result - Draw for 4.33
- Both Teams To Score - Yes for 2.14