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.
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).
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.