Real Madrid – AS Roma SOCCER PICKS
Real Madrid and Roma meet at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Champions League (Group Stage). The record of direct confrontations of the last 3 years is favorable to the home team, which in the last 4 matches won 3 and tied 1. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 08-08-2018, ended with victory of Real Madrid for (2-1). Roma presents considerable differences in their results at home and as visitors, so in this game the home factor may be decisive.
The home team will make its debut in this edition of the competition, since it did not have to play any of the eliminatory games prior to this group stage. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses in away matches, with 34 goals scored and 20 conceded; against 10 wins, 4 draws and 1 loss at their stadium, with 41 goals scored and 19 conceded. The team comes to this match after a draw away with Athletic Club by (1-1). In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, Real Madrid have won 8, tied 1 and lost 1. Defensive consistency has not been their best, as they have conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored regularly, since he scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 games. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since in 30 of the last 33 matches there were Over 1,5 goals and in 25 of the last 33 there were Over 2,5 goals. In 15 games, he only had 2 comebacks in the 8 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Real Madrid comes to this game after a 1-1 draw against the outsiders, Athletic Bilbao. Coach Julen Lopetegui usually acts in a traditional 4-3-3, favoring the change of passes and the paused attacks through the flanks. In this tactical drawing, the three most advanced players, responsible for throwing the panic in the opponent’s defense are Asensio, Bale and Benzema. The Croatian Modric is responsible for putting his game vision into practice and creating the offensive plays in the best way. The entire template is available for this game.
The visiting team will make its debut in this edition of the competition, as it did not have to play any of the eliminatory games prior to this group stage. This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 8 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses in away matches, with 32 goals scored and 20 conceded; against 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses at their stadium, with 29 goals scored and 21 conceded. The team comes to this match after a draw at home with Chievo by (2-2). In the last 10 away matches for all competitions, Roma won 6 and lost 4. Their defense has not been very strong, as they have suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, but their attack has scored regularly, since who scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 games. In 15 matches, they have conceded the first goal 6 times, but have won the first leg in 3. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 20 away matches for all competitions: they have scored 15 of their 38 goals between the minutes (76′-90 ‘ ).
Roma enter this performance after a draw at home, two, at the reception at Chievo: the goals were scored by Cristante and El Shaarawy. It is important to underline that the Romans have only one victory in 4 matches played in the Italian championship. The visiting club usually acts in a traditional 4-3-3, favoring quick transitions and attacks through the flanks. In this tactical drawing, the three most advanced players, responsible for throwing the panic in the defensive opponent are Under, El Shaarawy and Dzeko, the latter being very powerful and strong at the time of finishing. Apparently, the foreign technician will have all the players at his disposal.