Porto v Roma Betting Tips: Roma to produce another thriller?
Charlie Dear | 6 March 2019
Odds and preview of Champions League clash
Roma will hope to extend their slender 2-1 advantage and bag a crucial away goal against Porto in this last-sixteen second-leg.
The Italian side are coming off the back of a damaging derby defeat to Lazio – but do have previous in this competition.
Their run to the last four last season produced some dramatic moments. But Porto are also hoping to bounce back from a league defeat that shapes this one up to be a real intriguing battle.
Here we have all the key info and odds before it kicks off from 8:00pm on BT Sport 3.
This will be the sixth meeting between the pair in European competition. The last time they locked horns was in the Champions League qualification round in 2016.
After a 1-1 draw in Portugal, Porto would run out 3-0 winners in Rome to seal their passage to the group stage.
However, with Roma earning a 2-1 home win three weeks ago, Porto know they must run up a score to progress this time.
Iker Casillas should line-up in goal for the home side, whilst Premier League transfer target Yacine Brahimi and team-mate Hector Herrera are likely to retain their places too.
Oliver Torres is an option for Dragoes, but the fire-power should come from Fernando and Francisco Soares up front.
Roma’s defensive colossus Kostas Manolas is struggling to be fit for this one, so boss Eusebio Di Francesco will have to shuffle his pack.
Edin Dzeko should be the focal point, with two-goal, first-leg hero Nicolo Zaniolo looking to pick up the pieces.
Zaniolo’s stock has risen tenfold since his brace won the game last time out. He is sure to be a live-wire that must be contained.
Brahimi is one to keep an eye on and Porto will hope they can hammer home their home advantage.
Casillas still has an aura of invincibility around him, but you can expect the former Real Madrid man to be busy tonight.
Dzeko is the main man for Roma and he’ll want to stamp his authority on this tie.
The home side are looking to come back from a goal down and are 20/23 to win the match.
They will need to win the game by two clear goals though, and are 6/4 to qualify.
Roma are 3/1 for victory and are 1/2 to advance to the last-eight.
Porto will know they need to score at least twice, which could see an open game. A home win with Both teams to score is 12/5.
The goalscorer markets see’s Dzeko at 6/1 to open the scoring. Patrick Schick is slowly coming into his own and is 3/1 to score anytime.
Soares, better known as Tiquinho, is Evens to score tonight, whilst fellow forward Moussa Marega is 4/1 to break the deadlock.
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