AS Roma vs Shakhtar Donetsk Prediction & Picks (13.03.2018)



Roma and Shakhtar Donetsk meet at Stadio Olimpico, in a return leg of this UEFA Champions League phase (8th Finals), after in the first leg Shakhtar Donetsk won at home (2-1).


Despite the disadvantage of 1 goal in the first leg, the home team will try to take advantage of having scored 1 goal away in that match. The team comes to this match after a home win against Torino by (3-0). In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, Roma won 5, tied 1 and lost 4. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 5 of the last 7 matches for this competition. In 15 matches, he suffered the first goal 8 times and only managed 2 comebacks.

Roma play again at home, trying to reach their third consecutive victory, as they won their last two matches for the Italian league, which currently occupies the third position. On the last day, the team was far superior to the opponent and with three goals scored in the second half ended up beating Torino. For the UEFA Champions League, the Italian team needs a victory by the minimum score against Shakhtar Donetsk to move forward, because, although it has been defeated in the first leg, managed to score a goal away from home. As it showed in its last party, the Rome comes emphasizing by the efficiency of the offensive sector, adding seven goals in both last parties. The 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1 must be the tactical scheme used by the coach, who should not have problems to choose the starting eleven.

Shakhtar Donetsk:

The away team comes to this second leg with an advantage of 1 goal, but suffered 1 goal at home in the first leg. The team comes to this match after a away win with Vorskla Poltava by (0-3). In the last 10 away matches Shakhtar Donetsk has won 7, tied 1 and lost 2. Defensive consistency has not been their best feature, as they have always conceived goals in the last 7 matches, but their offense has scored regularly, as they have scored goals in 5 of the last 7 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 18 of the last 26 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals.

Shakhtar Donetsk is going through a good time this season, considering that, in all the competitions that it disputes, it comes from six consecutive victories, having suffered a single goal in that period. The last three victories happened for the Ukrainian Championship, in which it occupies the leadership with certain rest. In this edition of the UEFA Champions League, the team has been doing a great campaign, suffering only two defeats, and is already classified in the second position of Group F, with only three points less than the strong Manchester City. Now, the team enters the field looking for at least a draw to move forward in the continental tournament. The team of Paulo Fonseca must go to the field organized in 4-2-3-1, with highlight for Ferreyra in the attack.

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