Internacional play host to Olimpia on Wednesday evening in Porto Alegre in one of the most interesting third round tie in Copa Libertadores group phase.
It’s all wide open in Group A after the inaugural two rounds. All four teams are level on three points ahead of the third-round fixtures.
Internacional rebounded from an unexpected defeat at Always Ready in some style, netting as many as four goals past Deportivo Tachira last week.
The Brazilian outfit produced a dominant performance from the very first whistle and went on to celebrate a commanding victory despite playing the last 30 minutes with 10 men on the pitch.
Nevertheless, the atmosphere in the dressing room was somewhat broken with an unexpected 1-0 defeat at Juventude in the first leg of the Campeonato Gaucho semifinal at the weekend.
Olimpia kind of share a very similar story. They got off to a wrong-footed start after a shocking loss to Deportivo Tachira in Venezuela.
The team led by Sergio Orteman were on track to drop the ball in the second round as well when they conceded the first goal of the game against Always Ready just after the hour mark.
However, the Paraguayans responded with a comeback created by veteran Roque Santa Cruz and Richard Ortiz.
Much like Internacional, Olimpia suffered a tough 2-0 defeat at direct rivals in the battle for the Paraguayan title, Cerro Porteno, at the weekend.
Internacional vs Olimpia Head-to-head
It’s been more than three decades since these two outfits last took on each other.
Olimpia have been slightly more successful so far, winning two and losing one of four meetings with Internacional.
Just one of the teams’ four H2H clashes has produced three or more goals.
Internacional vs Olimpia Prediction
Olimpia failed to keep things tight at the back in six consecutive outings in all competitions. They will be up against a team that has bagged four goals last week and we are not quite optimistic regarding their chances of keeping a clean sheet here.
The home court advantage will play a big role in this group, as we could have already witnessed in the opening two rounds. The quality is on Internacional’s side and we see the home win as a genuine banker pick at the odds of 1.53.
Internacional vs Olimpia Betting Tips
Internacional to win @ 1.53 odd
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.95 odd.
Match Info: Internacional vs Olimpia
CONMEBOL Copa Libertadores, Thursday, 6 May 2021
Kick-off 01:00 UK/ 02:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Jose Pinheiro Borda.