Defeated in the first leg in Italy, Porto has no choice but to win to join the next round. For its part, Roma only needs a draw to validate his ticket for the quarter.
Betting Tips of the Day FC Porto vs Roma
Net leader of Group D with 16 points on the clock, Porto ended with the best record of all the teams entered in the Champions League, but in a rather small group. In their round of 16 first leg, Yacine Brahimi’s partners lost to Roma (2-1). The Dragons are therefore obliged to win the score of 1-0 or at least 2 goals apart to hope to reach the next round. If a few days after their defeat in Roma, the FC Porto players had resumed their march forward dominating Setubal (2-0) and Tondela (0-3), the men of Sergio Conceicao have lost this weekend against Benfica to home (1-2), losing their first championship position to the benefit of their executioner of the day.
To reach the round of 16, Roma have met expectations by taking second place in Group G, behind Real Madrid. In the first leg, the Romans made a good operation by winning against the Dragons (2-1) but the goal conceded late in the game has tarnished a solid performance. However, the Italians only need a draw to reach the 1/4 final. In the league, Roma have confirmed their good form by placing Bologna at home (2-1) and then Frosinone (2-3) but fell heavily in the derby against Lazio Saturday night (3-0) after a series of 4 consecutive victories. P
The staff for FC Porto vs Roma
For Porto, Cameroon striker Vincent Aboubakar is still absent following his total break in the cruciate ligament of the left knee. The team’s co-top scorer, Moussa Marega, who was injured in the first leg, will be back, as will fellow winger Jesus Corona who has served his suspension match. Yacine Brahimi, the former Rennais, will complete the attack of the Dragons.
On the side of Roma, the former Parisian milieu Pastore and the important Turkish winger Under are forfeited. An uncertain time, the young Schick, goalkeeper Olsen, and the Argentine winger Perotti will probably be too fair for this return match. Small advantage Roma on the paper
The compositions for FC Porto vs Roma
The likely composition of Porto:
- Casillas – Militao, Felipe, Pepe, Such – Corona, Danilo Peirera, Herrera, Brahimi – Marega, Soares.
- Absent: Aboubakar (injured)
- Uncertain: None
The tactical provision provided (4-4-2):
Militao – Felipe – Pepe – Such
Corona – Danilo Pereira – Herrera – Brahimi
Marega – Soares
The probable composition of Roma:
- Olsen (or Mirante) – Florenzi, Manolas, Marcano, Kolarov – N’Zonzi, De Rossi – Zaniolo, Pellegrini, El Shaarawy – Dzeko.
- Missing: Pastore, Under (Injured)
- Uncertain: Olsen, Schick, Juan Jesus, Perotti (injured)
The tactical provision provided (4-3-3-1):
Florenzi – Manolas – Marcano – Kolarov
De Rossi – N’zonzi
Zaniolo – Pellegrini – El Shaarawy
The history of confrontations FC Porto vs Roma
The two teams met only three times: in the first leg won by Roma (2-1) and during the Champions League playoffs of the 2016/2017 season. In the first leg, Porto conceded the division of points at home (1-1). In return, the Lusitanian formation was largely imposed in Roma (3-0).
The Key points of the match FC Porto vs Roma
➪ Last season, Roma had reached the last four of the competition but had often dropped outside (in Donetsk, Barça and Liverpool).
➪ The Romans have even lost 6 of their last 7 games of C1 played away.
➪ FC Porto’s Malian striker Moussa Marega, who has already scored five goals this season in the Champions League and a one-off deal in the first leg, will be back.
➪ Both teams had won all their matches since the first leg before falling this weekend.
➪ Porto has a record of 18 wins, 2 draws and 3 defeats at home this season.
Blocked by their fans, the Porto players can reverse the situation and win at the Dragon Stadium.
Betting Tips: Both teams to score