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Roma vs Shakhtar Donetsk: Preview and Prediction

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Roma vs Shakhtar Donetsk
Date: Tuesday 13th March 2018
Kickoff: 20:45
Venue: Stadio Olympico

Over 2.5 Match Goals.

Roma win after 90 mins.

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Shakhtar will hope to protect their lead as they travel to Italy to face AS Roma on Tuesday night. Meanwhile, Roma will hope to upturn the 1 goal deficit on Tuesday as they already have an important away hoal at Ukraine.

Here are our analysis and predictions for this game.

Roma vs Shakhtar Donetsk: Head to Head

This is the 6th meeting between the two sides, the previous 5 meetings a win for Roma, and 4 wins for Shakhtar Donetsk.

At Stadio Olympico, Roma have won once while Shakhtar Donetsk have won once.

Against Ukrainian teams, Roma have only 3 wins, but have lost 6 games. They have won twice at home and lost twice.

Against Italian teams, Shakhtar lost 13 times, drawn twice and won 6 of their previous 21 meetings.

On Italian soil, Shakhtar have managed just 1 win, but they have lost 7 times and and drawn twice.

Roma vs Shakhtar Donetsk: Form Comparison

Roma finished first in group C and are playing the round of 16 for the 6th time in a row but have lost their last 3 tie in this stage.

Shakhtar are appearing in Last 16 for the 4th time and have lost twice in the last 3. The only last 16 tie win was against Roma in 2011 a 6-2 aggregate win.

Shakhtar Donetsk are on a superb form in all competitions, they are on a winning streak since the turn of the year. They have also kept clean sheets in 4 of the 5 games played this year.

Roma’s last 6 games in all competitions have witnessed 4 wins and 2 defeats, they have scored at least twice in 4 of the games.

Roma vs Shakhtar Donetsk: Prediction

Since being defeated by Manchester United in 2008 quarter-final, Roma are yet to reach a Champions League quarter-finals. They have a lot of work to do if they are to overcome the Ukrainian team go into the quarter-finals.

This is a hard call, but we thinks the goal market offers some solution.

The two sides have a good scoring record recently, Shakhtar have scored at least twice in their last 5 games while Roma have scored at least twice in 4 of their last 6.

Shakhtar’s last 5 games have seen over 2.5 goals scored.

Over 2.5 Match Goals.

We expect a 2-1 win from the home side that will lead to extra time and eventually penalty shootout.

Roma win after 90 mins.

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