AS Roma – CSKA Moscow SOCCER PICKS
Roma and CSKA Moscow meet at Stadio Olimpico, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Champions League (Group Stage). There is only record of 1 recent direct match between these two teams, on 25-11-2014, which ended with a draw by (1-1).
The home team comes to this 3rd round of Group G in the 3rd position, with 3 points won, after 1 win and 1 loss. In their first match in this group stage they lost out to Real Madrid, by (3-0). On Matchday 2, they won at home against Viktoria Plzeň by (5-0). The team comes to this match after a home defeat with SPAL by (0-2). In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, Roma have won 4, tied 4 and lost 2. The team has conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, so their defense needs to improve, but their attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches. In 15 games, he only had 2 comebacks in the 8 games in which he suffered the first goal.
The situation of Roma in their group is not the best, because at this moment it is outside the qualifying places, so playing in its stadium, before its fans, in this day, the team hopes to obtain a good result and get to climb in the group classification. On the last day, the Roma team achieved an excellent home victory against Viktoria Plzeň, 5-0. The local coach must present a team in maximum strength for this match, in which he needs a positive result.
The visiting team arrives at this 3rd round of Group G in the 1st position, with 4 points won, after 1 win and 1 draw. In the first match in this group stage it tied the match against Viktoria Plzeň by (2-2). In the 2nd round, they won at home against Real Madrid by (1-0). The team comes to this match after a away win with Anzhi Makhachkala by (0-2). In the last 10 away matches CSKA Moscow has won 4, tied 4 and lost 2. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. In 15 games, he never got the comeback in the 6 games in which he suffered the first goal.
The CSKA Moscow is surprising and remains unbeaten in the competition, being at this time in the leadership of the group, so in this game away from home hopes to get at least a draw, which would be very important for their goals in this competition . On the last day the team achieved an excellent result, as they beat Real Madrid away from home with a score of 0-1. The coach of the visiting team must not have important absences for this game, therefore, he will present a team in maximum strength.