Champions League – Qualification: FC Porto vs AS Roma

FC Porto vs AS Roma Betting Tip and Predictions. In the first leg of the qualification for the UEFA Champions Leauge, FC Porto take on AS Roma. Read below betting preview, useful info and betting predictions for the match between FC Porto vs AS Roma.

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FC Porto played in the UEFA Champions League last season and their main goal is to reach the group phase of that competition. They will not have an easy job because their opponent AS Roma have the same ambitions. Home side finished their participation in this completion at the 3rd position and continued their European way through Europa League, but Dortmund eliminated in the knock-out phase. Porto started with victory against Rio Ave 1-3 in the first round of Portuguese Liga and they hope that can make another good performance and beat Italians in the first match. Porto appointed Nuno Espírito Santo at their new coach and he hope that can make good start in Europe with their new team. Centre back Maicon left the club and joined São Paulo, while on the other side Porto brought Alex Telles (Galatasaray), Felipe (Corinthians) and Miguel Layún (Watford).

AS Roma played few matches in the preparing period and they can be satisfied with their performance. The match against Porto is very important for them and they believe that can reach the group phase of the UEFA Champions League. AS Roma made few transfers this season. Pjanic (Juventus), Ljajic (Torino) and Dodo (Inter) are all left the club, while on the other side they brought few very good players such as atacking midfielder Gerson (Fluminense), Stephan El Shaarawy (AC Milan), Thomas Vermaelen (on load from FC Barcelona), Diego Perotti (Genoa) and Antonio Rüdiger (VfB Stuttgart). Mohamed Salah and Edin Dzeko will both stay in the club, so Roma look even more stronger than the last season. At the beginning of 2016 Luciano Spalletti joined to the club and he had enough time to make many changes and they are looking very serious this season.

Team News

Home team miss Laurent Depoitre, who is ineligible to play because he had already played for Gent this season in in UEFA Europe League. Visitors will be without Abdullahi Nura, Antonio Rudiger and Mario Rui.

FC Porto vs AS Roma Predicted Lineups

FC Porto: Casillas, M. Pereira, Marcano, Martins Indi, Layun, Herrera, Pereira, Andre, Corona, Aboubakar, Brahimi.
AS Roma: Alisson, Florenzi, Manolas, Vermaelen, Juan, Strootman, De Rossi, Nainggolan, Salah, Dzeko, El Shaarawy.

FC Porto vs AS Roma Prediction

Both teams want to play in Champions League, but there is only one place, so I expect big battle and open match between FC Porto vs AS Roma in the first leg and at least three goals.

FC Porto vs AS Roma Betting Tip: over 2.5 goals @ 2.20 (Bet365)

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