Porto – Roma, Champions League Prediction
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR PORTO - ROMA
Porto lost O’Classico in the last match against Benfica and are no longer ranked 1st in the Primeira Liga. This is even worse news for the Dragons, who had a good lead in front of their big rival, but they squandered it with several draws. Now they have a new heavy test in the Champions League. In the first match they scored the so important away goal, so now a minimal 1-0 victory makes fits them. They must learn the lessons and not make the mistakes they made against Benfica.
Roma, like Porto, comes after a very heavy result – a loss with 3-0 in the derby of Rome with Lazio. The club reacted immediately after the match and canceled the breaks of the players, and once again this year a meeting is convened to discuss the future of the club. The future of the coach, di Francesco, has been discussed all season and if they drop out of Porto, it is not certain whether they will be waiting to see if Roma will qualify for the top 4 before they sack him.
Obviously there are a lot of problems in both teams, but now there is no room for complaints. It is clear that it is not important for Roma to win, but to qualify. This is the only thing in the head of the wolves, but Porto is not weaker than them. They are also hosts, which is a decisive factor sometimes. In fact, the loss of Benfica a few days ago was the first defeat of Porto during the season. Moreover, before this loss the dragons were in a series of 14 consecutive home wins in all competitions. We think that Porto is the team that is more likely to win the match within the 90 minutes now. Prediction – Porto – Draw No bet on 1.47.
- Roma have 6 losses in their last 7 away games in the Champions League
- Porto has 5 wins in their last 6 home games in the Champions League
PORTO TEAM NEWS
Aboubakar(6/4 F) is out
ROMA TEAM NEWS
Pastore(11/2 F) and Under(18/3 F) are out