Odds and Game Preview - Copa Libertadores Final - First Leg - Olimpia vs. Atletico

South American Copa Libertadores - Logo - Sponsored by BridgestoneThe first leg of the Copa Libertadores final will take place on Wednesday, July 17th, 2013 and it will feature the Paraguayan side Olimpia Asuncion and the Brazilian side Atletico Mineiro. The first leg game will take place in Asuncion and then the two teams will meet again a week later in Belo Horizonte.

The Copa Libertadore is one of the most prestigious club tournaments in the world and it is to South America what the UEFA Champions League is to Europe. The upcoming final game between Olimpia Asuncion and Atletico Mineiro is a big deal.

Olimpia qualified to the final by winning their group ahead of Newell's Old Boys, Universidad de Chile and Deportivo Lara and then eliminating Tigre, Fluminese and Santa Fe in the knockout rounds.

Atletico also won their group ahead of Sao Paulo, Arsenal and The Strongest and then went on to eliminate Sao Paulo, Tijuana and Newell's Old Boys in the knockout rounds.

The odds for the upcoming match in Asuncion are as follows:

Olimpia Asuncion 7/4
Draw 23/10
Atletico Mineiro 6/4

The guests are slight favourites to win this matchup. A $100 bet on Olimpia returns $175 in profit, while the same bet on Atletico returns $150 in profit.

Joao Alves Jo is the favourite to score for Atletico at 15/8 and Juan Ferreyra is the favourite to score for Olimpia at 9/4.

Gaucho Ronaldinho, the FIFA World Footballer of the Year in 2004 and 2005, who now plays for Atletico Mineiro has a chance of becoming one of the select few players who have won the UEFA Champions League and the Copa Libertadore. Ronaldinho won the UCL with Barcelona in 2006 and has been instrumental this season for Atletico. Ronaldinho has scored 4 goals so far in the competition and is valued at 9/4 to score again on Wednesday.

Olimpia Asuncion are in their 7th Copa Libertadore final and so far they have won the trophy three times (1979,1990 and 2002). Atletico Mineiro have a chance to win the Copa Libertadores trophy for the first time this year.

This should be a great match!