Roma vs Shakhtar Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
Ukrainian giants Shakhtar Donetsk travel to the Stadio Olimpico to face on Roma for the second leg of their Champions League tie. It will be a true football battle for the quarter finals and both sides have a chance to qualify. Both sides look to play open and expansive football and you shouldn't miss to bet on.
Roma play with some oscillating in form this season but their confidence is high after league victories over Napoli and Torino. With a full-strength side available, the Giallorossi are highly motivated for this game and they will play aggressive from the first minute. Roma have won 2 of their 3 home Champions League games this season in very hard Group with Chelsea and Atletico and all players will do their best to beat Shakhtar.
On the other side Shakhtar like to play aggressive football, but they don't play very well away from the home in European competition. Shakhtar Donetsk have lost six of their last seven away matches in the Champions League. The Miners have failed to score in each of these six defeats. This time they are eager to score and will play aggressive in attack from the first minute.
Shakhtar secured an impressive 2-1 victory over Roma during their first meeting in Kharkiv and they have a little advantage before the second leg game in Italy. When it comes to their mutual encounters Shakhtar have beeter records and have won their last 4 matches against Roma in all competitions. They have scored at least two goals in the last three previous meetings. Read our betting preview and take your chance to win some money with our football prediction and betting tips.
Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco: "I want to see continuity from my team. Even if we go ahead, I want us to keep our shape and balance. We want to advance and we won't do that by playing just one half of football."
Shakhtar coach Paulo Fonseca says: "Roma are going to try to put us under pressure from the start. We're going to have to be very strong at the back to withstand that."
Roma don't have lots of missing players for this important game with the Ukrainians. Luca Pellegrini and Rick Karsdorp are injured and they will not play on this match. Gregoire Defrel is not fully fit and he is doubtful for the match. All other players are available to play and all of them are eager to beat Shakhtar in front of their fans.
On the other side Shakhtar also don't have many missing players for the match. Serhiy Kryvtsov and Maksym Malyshev are injured, while Darijo Srna is suspended and they can't help their team in Italy. All other players are fully fit and ready for the match with AS Roma.
Possible starting lineups
Roma: Alisson; Florenzi, Manolas, Fazio, Kolarov; Nainggolan, De Rossi, Strootman; Cengiz Ünder, Džeko, Perotti
Shakhtar: Pyatov; Butko, Ordets, Rakitskiy, Ismaily; Fred, Stepanenko; Marlos, Taison, Bernard; Ferreyra
Roma vs Shakhtar Prediction
What a great football game to place our bet and win some money from this game. Both sides have a chance to qualify and they are highly motivated for this game. Maybe Roma are not in top form, but they are big favorites to win this game. They have won just two of their last seven home matches in all competitions and all players know that must play much better if want to beat Shakhtar. On the other side Shakhtar also like to play aggressive football in attack and they will try to score important goal on this match. Shakhtar have won their last 4 matches against Roma in all competitions and all players are highly motivated for this game. This game is going to be a true football fight for the quarter finals and we will enjoy in a good game of football.
However our prediction and betting tips for the match Roma vs Shakhtar Prediction: Roma to win. We expect from the Italians to win this game, but with the same result as Shakhtar. So we expect to watch extra time. Our risky bet goes on correct score 2-1 and Roma to qualify after penalties. Also if you want to win more money from this game then can try with bet on corners. Our betting pick is Over 10.5 corners. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.