Shakhtar vs Roma Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
Shakhtar Donetsk and Roma face off in the Champions League round of 16 and we expect a true football battle and aggressive playing from both sides in Ukraine. Once again major bookmakers offered a plenty of different games to play for this match and you shouldn't miss to bet on.
Shakhtar played in the group stage with Man City and Napoli and the Ukrainian champions beat both of those teams on home soil. Shakhtar edged out Napoli to finish behind Manchester City in Group F. Shakhtar Donetsk have reached the knockout stages in four of their last seven Champions League campaigns. The Ukrainians have won their three home games in the Champions League so far this season. They have scored at least 2 goals in each of their last five outings in front of their fans. They like to play aggressive football in front of their fans and their main objective for the match will be to score at least two goals.
On the other side Roma play solid football this season. Currently they sit third in Serie A and like to play offensive football. They are undefeated in 18 of their last 19 away matches in the Serie A. They like to play offensive and aggressive football and we expect from them to play aggressive in attack from the first minute. They will try to score after long balls and all expect from Edin Dzeko to score. Roma have lost in three of their last four Champions League trips to Ukraine and all players are highly motivated for this game.
When it comes to their mutual encounters Shakhtar and Roma have met four times in the Champions League. The Ukrainian champions recorded a comfortable victory against Roma when the teams met at this stage of the 2010/11 competition. The two teams met in the 2006/07 UEFA Champions League group stage and Shakhtar won 1-0 at home. Read our betting preview and take your chance to win some money on Wednesday night.
Shakhtar don't have many missing players for the match against AS Roma. Maksim Malyshev is injured, while Darijo Srna is suspended and both of them will not play on Wednesday. All other players are fully fit and ready to play.
On the other side Roma have two missing players for the match against Shakhtar. Maxime Gonalons and Rick Karsdorp are injured and they can't play on Wednesday night. All other players are fully fit and ready for the match in Ukraine.
Possible starting lineups
Shakhtar: Pyatov; Ismaily, Rakitskiy, Ordets, Butko; Stepanenko, Fred; Bernard, Taison, Marlos; Ferreyra
Roma: Alisson; Florenzi, Manolas, Fazio, Kolarov; Rossi, Strootman; Under, Nainggolan, Perotti; Dzeko
Shakhtar vs Roma Prediction
We expect one tough football game and both sides are highly motivated to play aggressive from the first minute. Shakhtar Donetsk play very well in front of their fans and they have won all three of their home group game. They are highly motivated for the first leg game and will try to score from the first minute. On the other side Roma also like to play offensive football and their main objective for the match will be to score in Ukraine. Roma don't play very well away from the home and will play very cautious. We expect a true football fight for the positive score in the first leg and will see lots of midfield duels and fouls.
Our prediction and betting tips for the match Shakhtar vs Roma Prediction: Both teams to score. We expect from both sides to score, but Shakhtar are closer to win. We believe in them and it is our second betting pick for this Champions League game. Maybe correct score will be 2-1. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.