Roma v Shakhtar Donetsk Betting Preview | Tuesday 13th March

Roma v Shakhtar Donetsk Betting Preview Tuesday 13th March

In our Roma v Shakhtar Donetsk betting preview we look at team news, potential line-ups, stats & facts, head-to-head, popular bets and more for Tuesday evening’s Champions League last 16 second-leg tie.

Roma v Shakhtar Donetsk Betting Preview

Date: 13/03/18

Time: 19:45

Venue: Stadio Olimpico

Channel: BT Sports 3

Roma will have to overcome a 2-1 defeat to Shakhtar if they want to progress to the quarter-finals for the first time in a decade. The Ukrainian side are also looking to go to the last eight for the first time since 2011. The uphill battle that Roma face has been made easier thanks to the vital away goal that Ünder managed to score in the first leg. Shakhtar have been on tremendous form since the start of the year, winning all 5 of the games they’ve played. Roma have also been doing well, and their fight for 3rd place is going well, cementing their place in the Champions League for next season.

Despite the tie being very open,the Ukrainians don’t have a very convincing away record in the Champions League. Back in the group stages they lost to Manchester City and Napoli away from home, whilst only narrowly beating PSV. Roma are unbeaten in 14 of their 20 home games this season, which combined with the surprising amount of goals coming from Dzeko makes them a dark horse in the competition, providing they go through to the next round.

Team News

Roma head into the match with everyone available. However, Shakhtar will be without key player Darijo Srna and Maksim Malyshev.

Potential Roma Starting XI: Alisson, Florenzi, Manolas, Fazio, Kolarov, Rossi, Strootman, Ünder, Nainggolan, Perotti, Dzeko.

Potential Shakhtar Starting XI: Pyatov, Butko, Ordets, Rakitskiy, Ismaily, Fred, Stepanenko, Marlos, Taison, Bernard, Ferreyra.

Head To Head

  • Out of the five meetings between the two sides, Shakhtar have won four and Roma won the other.

Stats & Facts

  • There have been over 2.5 goals in Shakhtar’s las 5 Champions League games.
  • Roma have seen over 2.5 goals in the last 3 matches against Shakhtar.

Betting Odds

  • Roma 8/11
  • Draw 16/5
  • Shakhtar 4/1

Popular Bets

  • Over 2.5 goals 6/10
  • First goalscorer Edin Dzeko 7/2