Barcelona vs AS Roma Prediction, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and football predictions for the match between Barcelona vs AS Roma in the Quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League.
Barcelona vs AS Roma Match Preview
AS Roma will have the unenviable task of stopping the might of Lionel Messi’s Barcelona in the quarters of the Champions League (CL). The first leg of this Barcelona vs AS Roma encounter will be played at the Camp Nou Stadium in Barcelona on Wednesday, April 4, so check out our Barcelona vs AS Roma prediction and betting tips.
The Catalan giants are on course for a very good season this year as Ernesto Valverde side is in the reckoning for three trophies. They have reached the final of the Copa del Rey and are way ahead in the La Liga table, which means two titles are within their reach. But, the cherry on top is the CL title and there is no doubt that Barcelona will look to make a dash for the glamorous continental trophy. They come into this Barcelona vs AS Roma fixture on the back of some impressive form and have shown resilience in clawing back to a 2-2 draw against Sevilla in the weekend. That extended their unbeaten streak to 17 (W11, D6) and their record at home is even more impressive, with no losses at home since the Spanish Super Cup loss to Real Madrid last August. Their defence has done wonders this season and have picked up 11 clean sheets in their last 13 home matches.
That should worry the visitors ahead of this Barcelona vs AS Roma game. The Italian giants may have defeated Atletico Madrid and Chelsea on their way to the quarters, but it goes without saying that they are one of the lightweights in this round. That should work out to their advantage as Roma start as underdogs. With striker Edin Dzeko firing on all cylinders – 18 goals in all competitions this season – the Romans will hope for a rare success against their esteemed European powerhouses. Roma sit third in Serie A and are unbeaten in five games (W4, D1), but have won only four of their last 12 matches away from home. Can they step up their game against Barcelona and surprise them?
Barcelona vs AS Roma H2H
Barcelona have won two, drawn two and lost only one of their last five meetings against Roma.
Barcelona vs AS Roma Team News
Barcelona will be without Philippe Coutinho, who is cup-tied. Sergio Busquets, Lucas Digne, and Sergi Samper are all injury doubts for the hosts.
Rick Karsdorp is joined on the sidelines by Radja Nainggolan for the visitors who otherwise have no concerns.
Barcelona vs AS Roma Probable Lineups
Barcelona: Ter Stegen (GK), Roberto, Pique, Umtiti, Alba, Dembele, Paulinho, Rakitic, Iniesta, Suarez, Messi.
AS Roma: Alisson (GK), Florenzi, Manolas, Fazio, Kolarov, Pellegrini, De Rossi, Strootman, Under, Dzeko, Perotti.
Barcelona vs AS Roma Prediction
Barcelona’s excellent defensive record at home makes us look at the hosts winning to nil. That may be a good possibility, but an even better Barcelona vs AS Roma betting tip would be back over 2.5 goals. Barcelona would not want to leave it late in the tie which means they will go for goals at home rather than try and achieve something fancy in away games. While you are at it, back Suarez to find the back of the net.