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Bet of the day: Roma to beat Porto and under 2.5 goals in CL qualifier

Holly Thackeray | August 23, 2016

Coral’s bet of the day

  • Reverse Champions League qualifier in Portugal ended with just two goals scored
  • Roma boss Spalletti played Porto four times as Zenit coach, never losing
  • The Giallorossi are in form at home having gone unbeaten in eight across all competitions
  • Roma were emphatically victorious against Udinese in their Serie A Stadio Olimpico opener
  • Porto have not won any of their last five outings in UEFA competitions

Roma to beat Porto in 90 mins and under 2.5 goals

There’s a feast of football tussles to choose from this Tuesday evening, as the Champions League second leg qualifiers continue and and the EFL Cup also returns to TV screens.

It’s the continental clashes that have captured our attention for bet of the day however, and Coral customers can capitalise on terrific odds of 17/5 for Italian giants Roma to beat Porto in 90 minutes at the Stadio Olimpico with under 2.5 goals in the game.

For a Champions League qualifier it doesn’t get much tastier than this and Coral have the odds to match! So, read on to see why this is our featured wager from tonight’s fixture list…

Portugal Soccer Champions League Play Off

Spalletti Stadio Olimpico stardust gives Giallorossi edge

In the reverse, at the Estadio do Dragao on Portuguese soil, the first leg fray was a close collision as expected, but Roma would likely have come away with the win were it not for defender Thomas Vermaelen seeing red on his debut for the Romans.

After playing around an hour with 10 men on away turf, the Giallorossi will be keen to exercise home advantage with a full contingent in the Eternal City.

Portugal Soccer Champions League Play Off

Under coach Luciano Spalletti, who returned to rescue Roma’s top three Serie A spot hopes midway through last season, the Italian capital club have a strong home record that should serve them well again.

Including an emphatic opening Italian top-flight 4-0 thumping over Udinese at the weekend, in which Diego Perotti, Mohamed Salah and Edin Dzeko starred, the Romans are unbeaten at the Olimpico in eight encounters across all competitions.

Portugal Soccer Champions League Play Off

As if that wasn’t impressive enough, savvy tactician Spalletti never lost to the Dragons in his four previous duels with them as Zenit St Petersburg boss.

While, as for Porto, the Primeira Liga outfit have not won any of their past five matches in UEFA competitions. So, snatch those awesome 17/5 odds for Roma success and under 2.5 goals while you can!

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