Roma vs Porto: prediction for the UEFA Champions League play-off round
A victory in the match Roma – Porto on February 12, 2019 will give the Portuguese an advantage before the return home game. The match at the Stadio Olimpico will begin at 23:00 Moscow time.Roma Di Francesco’s team is inspired by last year’s breakthrough and looks forward to a similar result in the new Champions League season. They had to start from the group stage, in group G they competed with Real Madrid, Victoria Pilsen and CSKA Moscow. Despite the defeat in the first match from Real Madrid (3:0), the Romans did not lose their heads and continued to fight in the following matches. The Wolves defeated Victoria (5:0), and also scored a maximum of two games against CSKA (3:0, 1:2). The Italians came up as leaders of the group before the last two matches, it remains to play at home against Real and away game with Victoria. But, despite good prospects, the Romans managed to lose to both Madrid (0:2) and the team from Pilsen (2:1). As a result, I had to be content with second place. Before the confrontation Roma – Porto, the hosts will need to seriously think about their playing form. “Wolves” occupy only the seventh position in the Italian championship, in addition, the capital’s team recently lost devastatingly to Fiorentina (7:1) in the Italian Cup, which was a real shock for the fans, because few people expected such a result. Porto The Portuguese were in a better situation than their future rivals, primarily due to their position in the group, Porto’s rivals were: Schalke, Galatasaray, Lokomotiv Moscow. This group looked fairly equal, so each team could cling to the exit, and each lost point could cost a place in the playoffs. We had to start with a trip to Germany, a draw against Schalke (1:1) in the first round – these are the only lost points for Porto at the group stage. The fights against Lokomotiv (1:3, 4:1), Galatasaray (1:0, 2:3), as well as the return match against Schalke (3:1) ended in an exclusively victorious result for the “blue-whites”, which allowed them take first place in the group. Porto’s position in Primeira is much better than that of Roma in Serie A. Porto is the leader of the Portuguese championship, three points ahead of the closest pursuer. Odds for the match Roma – Porto February 12, 2019 1xbet bookmakers believe in the victory of Eusebio Di Francesco’s wards. Odds for the match Roma – Porto: Roma win – 2.12; Draw – 3.48; Porto win – 3.84. Roma – Porto: the forecast for the match Porto is considered an outsider in this pair, but the game form of the Romans does not inspire confidence, the guests may well add problems to the opponent and create a good reserve for themselves before the home game. Prediction for the match Roma – Porto: Porto individual total over 1.5, odds – 2.75.