Both the reigning Portuguese champions and the guests from Italy experienced a major setback in national football over the weekend. Played the Dragões by a 1: 2 home defeat against arch-rivals Benfica Lisbon, possibly the Portuguese championship and slipped in the Primeira Liga in second place, so the Giallorossi conceded in the derby della Capitale at rivals Lazio a 0-3 swat. Thus, a renewed qualification for the UEFA Champions League, in which La Magica had just advanced to the semi-finals just last season, has come a long way. The troupe of Eusebio Di Francesco wants to remain accordingly in the current season as long as possible in the premier class.
Today’s Betting Tips Porto vs AS Roma
After the 2: 1 home game victory from AS Roma the starting position is basically good, although Porto is through the away goal just in the comfortable situation, even with a 1-0 home win the rudder to be able to tear around again. In Porto vs AS Roma beat the odds of the bookmakers also in the direction of the home side, however, on the one hand since the 2014/15 season are no longer beyond the knockout stages of the Champions League, and on the other hand since now five K Serie A games in series were unable to celebrate a victory (one draw, five defeats). Negative values that ought to be taken into account for the prediction at Porto vs. AS Roma, which is why the Azuis e brancos are in favor of winning this home game, but the Italians are given more chance to move into the next round.
Porto – Statistics & Current Form
Most recently, in the knockout phase of the premier class, it was not all that good for the double overall winner of the most important European competition for club teams (1987 and 2004): the dragons did not win, including the 1: 2 first leg defeat against the Giallorossi last six games in the Champions League knockout rounds and conceded just last season to kick off a 0-5 swat in domestic Estádio do Dragão against the eventual finalists and Roma defeat Liverpool FC. Sérgio Conceicao’s side had been all the more set this season, especially as the Azuis e brancos were the most successful team in the group stage, scoring the clear first-round victory in Group D with 16 out of a possible 18 points. After a 1-1 draw on Schalke on Matchday Porto won five games in series.
“We deserved a draw in the first leg. Now we have to make some corrections. Nevertheless, I am firmly convinced that we will reach the quarter-finals. ” – Sérgio Conceicao at Football Italia
However, the defeat in Roma has brought the dragons back to basics, although Sérgio Conceicao stresses that a draw was already made in the first leg. With more possession and better duels, the Azuis e brancos were also strong, but missed the cold snap in the final, before the Giallorossi six minutes were enough to score twice. The direct answer only three minutes later for a 1: 2 goal came too late, but the starting position has improved again. A 1-0 victory would be enough for the first quarter-finals in four years. But: Of the 20 knock-out rounds in European competitions in which Porto lost the first leg, the kite managed only four times to solve the ticket for the next round. However, there is a glimmer of hope that plays a role in Porto’s prediction against AS Roma: in three of these four cases, a 1: 2 away defeat was recorded in the first leg – just as it is now.
Expected formation of Porto:
↪ Casillas – Telles – Pepe – Felipe – Militao – Brahimi – Herrera – Pereira – Otávio – Fernando – Tiquinho
Last matches of Porto:
↪ 02.03.2019 – Porto vs Benfica Lisbon 1: 2 (Primeira Liga)
↪ 26.02.2019 – Porto vs Braga 3: 0 (Cup)
↪ 22.02.2019 – CD Tondela vs. Porto 0: 3 (Primeira Liga)
↪ 16.02.2019 – Porto vs Vitória Setúbal 2: 0 (Primeira League)
↪ 12.02.2019 – AS Roma vs. Porto 2: 1 (Champions League)
AS Roma – Statistics & Current Form
Similar to Porto, which can not bring the championship by its own power due to the defeat against Benfica, there is also hangover in the Giallorossi these days. For more than two hours, the leaders of the team sat together with coach Eusebio Di Francesco, President Pallotta, Vice President Baldissoni and other employees after the 3-0 debacle in the derby of Roma against city rivals Lazio still together. The provisional consequence: The coach remains at least still for the game in Porto on the bench. An off in the Champions League knockout round Francesco could then in the second year then but still cost the job, because fourth place has become in the Serie A by this bitter setback a great deal unrealistic, although La Magica had previously remained eight league games without defeat (six Victories, two draws) and could actually get back into a good starting position.
Nevertheless, the 0: 3 defeat by Lazio blends seamlessly with a series of unpleasant results such as the 1-7 trophy defeat at the Fiorentina in the Coppa Italia quarter-final – results that usually undermine the Giallorossi in the distance. Also in the Derby della Capitale last year’s semi-finalist of the premier class officially had an away game. Already in this year’s preliminary round La Lupa lost two of the three away games and also has to show in the knockout phase, no better values. Even the run to the semifinal 2017/18 was only possible because of the home strength. Away there was in knockout, quarter-finals and semi-finals namely a defeat. But also in the international history of the Italians there is a number that favors the tip on the Giallorossi in Porto against AS Roma: From a total of 30 knock-out matches in competitions of UEFA, in which the Serie A representative one Victory in the first leg, La Magica has retired a total of 26 times to the next round.
Expected formation of AS Roma:
↪ Olsen – Kolarov – Fazio – Manolas – Florence – De Rossi – Pellegrini – Cristante – El Shaarawy – Zaniolo – Dzeko
Last matches of AS Roma:
↪02.03.2019 – Lazio vs AS Roma 3: 0 (Serie A)
↪23.02.2019 – Frosinone Vs. AS Roma 2: 3 (Serie A)
↪ 18.02.2019 – AS Roma vs. Bologna 2: 1 (Serie A)
↪12.02.2019 – AS Roma vs. Porto 2: 1 (Champions League)
↪08.02.2019 – Chievo Vs. AS Roma 0: 3 (Serie A)
Porto vs AS Roma Direct Comparison
Including the first leg three weeks ago, there have already been five clashes between FC Porto and AS Roma. The Portuguese won in the first four duels twice, while the other games ended in a draw. The 2-1 home win of the Giallorossi was therefore also the first ever victory in the “head to head” duel for the Italian capital club.
Now the Azuis e brancos need another victory. At least the home record against representatives from the Serie A does not do it too much courage: Of 14 games won the dragon only four matches (six draws and four defeats). But: Too hasty should not be logged in Porto against AS Roma the tip on the progress of the guests. Out of seven away games in Portugal, only two games have been won at La Lupa (three draws, two defeats).
Porto vs AS Roma Our Betting Tips Analysed
A really hot dance is to be expected in the Estádio do Dragão in this second leg, in which the odds of the bookmakers at Porto vs the AS Roma speak in principle more for a home victory of Azuis e brancos, but at the same time the successful qualification for the quarterfinals rather on the side of the Giallorossi. However, in order for both tips to work out, it would take a result like 3: 2 or 4: 3 – results that can be attributed to the fulminant offensives of both teams, although with Porto vs AS Roma a prediction at peat festivals like they did a year ago in the knockout games with Roma involvement was not quite as consistent. The home side are defensively stable, as are the Italians, who are still more vulnerable in the game with 36 goals conceded in 26 Serie A league games and nine goals conceding seven matches in the current Champions League season.
Key Facts – Porto vs AS Roma tips
↪Both sides conceded a major setback to their respective goals in the national championship over the weekend
↪Porto has only progressed four times out of 20 after a first leg defeat; in three of these four cases but after a 1: 2 away defeat
↪The AS Roma failed only four times in 30 cases after a first leg victory but still on the way to the next round
There are two factors that we believe will win FC Porto this home game. Firstly, these are the deficiencies just mentioned in the defensive of the Romans. And second, Eusebio Di Francesco is anything but famous for playing defensively at all. It is more likely that AS Roma will play with the “attack is the best defense” approach in the stadium of the Dragons, which should offer Porto opportunities sooner or later. Then it will come to the question of whether the troupe of Sérgio Concencao their odds from the preliminary round (15 goals in six games) get back on the court. At least we think that’s very realistic and bet on Porto against AS Roma on odds 1.
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