Champions League: AS Roma vs Real Madrid

AS Roma vs Real Madrid Betting Tip and Predictions. In the first leg of the 1/8 finals in the UEFA Champions League, AS Roma host Real Madrid. Read below betting preview, useful info and predictions for the match between AS Roma vs Real Madrid.

real madrid training at Rome

ROME, ITALY – FEBRUARY 15: The players os Real Madrid warms up during their training sessions during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 First Leg match between AS Roma and Real Madrid CF at Stadio Olimpico on February 16, 2016 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Helios de la Rubia/Real Madrid via Getty Images)

AS Roma played in the Group E and finished the group phase at the second position. Interesting fact about AS Roma is that they have qualified in the next stage of the UEFA Champions League with only one win (1-3-2). Home side are in a very good form with 4 consecutive wins in Serie A and they will be fully motivated to make positive result against Real Madrid. It will be very hard for them to make something at Santiago Bernabeu, so this is their chance. Their coach Luciano Spalletti said that they have decent chance to reach the 1/4 finals. “I don’t think there are any favourites, both sides have a 50-50 chance of making it through the round.” – said Spalletti. Roma play very open football in the CL this season. In the six Champions league matches this season, home side scored 11 goals, while on the other side they conceded 16 goals.

Real Madrid finished the group phase of this competition without defeat (5-1-0) and they are favorites to reach the next phase of Champions League. In the last 14 matches in all competitions they lost only once. Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored 11 goals in the Champions League this season, is in the great form and without any doubt he will the most dangerous player for AS Roma defence. Zinédine Zidane, Real Madrid coach, said that this won’t be an easy game, but he is optimistic and expect positive result. “It will be difficult, but we have trained well all week and are ready to do our part.” – said Zidane.

AS Roma vs Real Madrid injuries and suspensions

Home side miss Capradossi, while De Rossi and Totti are both doubtful. On the other side, visitors will be without Bale, Pepe and Abner, while Marcelo picked up a shoulder injury and he’s doubtful for this game.

AS Roma vs Real Madrid possible lineups

AS Roma: Szczęsny; Rüdiger, De Rossi, Manolas; Florenzi, Pjanić, Keita, Nainggolan, Digne; Salah, Džeko.
Real Madrid: Navas; Marcelo/Carvajal, Varane, Sergio Ramos, Danilo; Modrić, Kroos, Isco; James Rodríguez, Benzema, Ronaldo.

AS Roma vs Real Madrid Prediction

Visitors are favorites to win this game, but home side have to attack and make positive result upfront their supporters ’cause it will be very hard to do it in the second leg. I expect an open and interesting match between AS Roma vs Real Madrid and many goals.

AS Roma vs Real Madrid Betting Tip: over 2.5 goals @ 1.62 (Bet365)

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