Copa Sudamericana 2011
Olimpia missed the Apertura title in the last few rounds, so now it's 'reset' and start over for them. They were protagonists in the most entertaining match in the first round of Clausura, as they came from behind 2 times to beat Guarani 4-3. Their offensive play was a joy to watch, but they still have a lot of work to do in the defensive section. However, their defensive issues shouldn't be a problem tonight, as I don't really see the Bolivians going for goals. They will probably try to keep it tight at the back, and then decide the match in the second leg, in the high altitude of La Paz. Forward Biancucchi will be absent for Olimpia, due to an injury, but he should be properly replaced by Caballero, who will be making the offense along the awesome Pablo Zeballos, top scorer of the Paraguayan league. The Strongest are poor travelers, both in the league, and especially outside their country (last month lost 0-7 a friendly against Cienciano, but without much info about that match, I don't know how much that should count). They are also lacking in International experience, as this is their first continental appearance since 2006, while Olimpia are regulars in South American tournaments. Quality and form are with Olimpia, and without an altitude advantage, it will be hard for The Strongest to keep the score low. GL!
Olimpia (-1.25 AH) @ 1.95, 5/10Result: 2-0, WON