Alajuelense and Olimpia clash today at the Alejandro Morera Soto Stadium in Alajuela in a match for the CONCACAF League semifinals. It will be the second meeting between these two teams in this competition. The last time they faced each other was for the Round of 16 of the 2017 edition, when the Honduran side got a 3-0 overall victory. Here you will find everything there is to know about this soccer game, such as the match preview, information, storylines, predictions and how to watch or live stream it in the US.
The defending champions of the Costa Rican league started their campaign in the preliminary round of the tournament. Now, they are only one match away from the continental club soccer competition final.
Olimpia, who were crowned champions of the Honduran League on Sunday after beating Marathon 3-0 in the overall result, will try to extend their winning streak and reach the deciding match of the CONCACAF League.
Alajuelense vs Olimpica: Match Information
Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Time: 10:00 PM (ET)
Location: Alejandro Morera Soto Stadium, Alajuela
Alajuelense vs Olimpia: Time by State in the US
ET: 10:00 PM
CT: 9:00 PM
MT: 8:00 PM
PT: 7:00 PM
Alajuelense vs Olimpia: Storylines
The Costa Rican side reached the CONCACAF League semifinals after beating Real Esteli of Nicaragua 2-1 in the quarterfinals. In previous rounds, the team had defeated San Franciso of Panama (1-0) and Cibeo of Dominican Republic (3-0).
Olimpia come from clinching their 32nd Liga Nacional of Honduras title, a great boost for Wednesday's game. The team coached by Pedro Troglio earned a place in this stage of the tournament after winning 2-0 over fellow-Honduran side Motagua in the quarterfinals. They had also hammered Managua of Nicaragua 6-0 in the Round of 16.
Alajuelense will have almost the complete squad available to face today's match, except for Johan Venegas. On the other hand, Olimpia will be without Carlos Pineda, Jorge Álvarez and Diego Reyes, who are all recovering from injuries.
How to watch or live stream Alajuelense vs Olimpia in the US
The CONCACAF semifinal match between Alajuelense and Olimpia to be played at the Alejandro Morera Soto Stadium in Alajuela on Wednesday will be broadcasted in the US by Foxsports.com, TUDN.com, Fox Sports 2, TUDN App.
Alajuelense vs Olimpia: Predictions
Although the Honduran team have won clinched a new domestic league title on Sunday, oddsmakers put the Costa Rican side as the big favorites to win Wednesday's game and reach the CONCACAF League final. Alajuelense, who will play at home, accumulate 9 matches without defeats, with 8 wins and one draw.