Roma – Porto, Champions League Prediction
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR ROMA - PORTO
Roma did well with Chievo on Friday in a 3-0 victory, which was impressive despite the fact that the team from Verona is last, because they have already made draws and made it difficult for many teams like Lazio and Napoli. Roma is in good shape and shows progress in the last matches of the team, except Fiorentina’s heavy loss of 7-1 for the Cup. It is important to note that Di Francesco likes to try different formations and tactics with his team, which sometimes leads him to success, but not always. This makes Roma quite unpredictable.
Liverpool eliminated Porto last year at this stage of the tournament and now dragons want to make it up to their fans. The Portuguese have recorded some unpleasant draws lately, and the most severe was the loss from penalties in the final of the League Cup against Sporting, because Sporting scored a penalty at the end of the extra time and the won the cup. However, Porto retained their great record without losing in 90 minutes and now they are ready for Roma.
For wolves these two games can decide the season. Getting eliminated for the cup was very difficult to swallow, because of the awful result. Fans do not really trust Di Francesco, cause in Serie A Roma are sixth and their finish in the top 4 is doubtful, so the clash with Porto will solve many things. Roma has been very offensive lately and has scored quite a few goals. At the same time, the biggest weakness is their defense. They can not keep tactical discipline for a long time while Porto is attacking clinically and makes easy use of opponent mistakes. Prediction – BTTS at 1.78
- 4 of the last 5 games of Roma are BTTS
- Porto has not lost in 26 consecutive games
ROMA TEAM NEWS
Olsen(21/0 G), Under(18/3 F) and Schick(16/2 F) are out
PORTO TEAM NEWS
Corona(21/1 F), Marega(18/7 F) and Aboubakar(6/4 F) are out