Barcelona – Roma FREE PICKS
Barcelona and Roma meet at Camp Nou, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Champions League (Quarter-finals). The record of direct confrontations of the last 3 years is favorable to the home team, which in the last 3 matches won 2 and tied 1. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 24-11-2015, ended with victory of Barcelona for (6-1). Attention to the home factor, since Barcelona usually conquer different results at home and abroad.
The home team reaches this stage of the UEFA Champions League (Quarter-finals) after having eliminated Chelsea, after a home win by (3-0) and a draw by (1-1) away in the previous tie. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 7 wins, 7 draws and 1 loss in away matches, with 27 goals scored and 10 conceded; against 13 wins and 2 draws in their stadium, with 40 goals scored and 5 suffered. In the last match they played, for the First Division, they drew with Sevilla outside by (2-2). In their last 4 home matches for the UEFA Champions League Barcelona has 4 wins.
For this competition, it records a sequence of 4 wins in the last matches at home and did not lose any of the last 8 matches. Defensive consistency has been one of their best features, as they have only conceded goals in 2 of the last 8 matches, and their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 6 of the last 8 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 53 of the last 61 matches have ended with Over 1,5 goals and 45 in 61 have ended with Over 2,5 goals.
Barcelona, many times Spanish champion and five times champion of the Champions League, is a team that dispenses presentations, with an offensive sector that has players like Messi, Suárez and Philippe Coutinho, among other great players who have conditions to finish with quality and decide matches. In this season of the Champions League, Barcelona won 3-0 at home against Juventus and Chelsea, in both games, showing all their offensive potential. Once again Barcelona must make a good game in their stadium and look for victory, so, expect a victory from Barcelona and a large number of goals, to be able to make the game in Italy with greater tranquility.
The visiting team reaches this stage of the UEFA Champions League (Quarter-finals) after a home win by (1-0) and a loss by (2-1) with Shakhtar Donetsk. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 6 draws and 3 losses in away matches, with 22 goals scored and 16 conceded; against 10 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses at their stadium, with 24 goals scored and 12 suffered. In the last match that they disputed, for the Serie A, they tied with Bologna by (1-1). In the last 4 away matches for the UEFA Champions League, Roma have 1 win, 1 draw and 2 losses. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 6 of the last 8 matches for this competition.
The team of the Rome had as its main campaign in the Champions League in the 1983/84 season, when it was runner-up in the competition. Now the team reaches the quarterfinals of the competition, although they have not managed to make good away games, as the team only managed to beat as a visitor to Karabah, a weak Azerbaijani team, in the second round of the phase of groups Now, against Barcelona and at the Camp Nou, the challenge will be much greater and the Roma team will have many difficulties to sustain the strong offensive sector of Barcelona. Roma must place all their expectations of goal in Dzeko, which already has 14 goals scored in the season. The Roma team prefers to attack from the flanks, so we can expect many crosses to the area.
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