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Porto vs Roma betting tips: Champions League match preview & predictions

Porto vs Roma prediction: Porto 1-1 Roma

Roma hold a narrow advantage heading into the second leg, although Porto bring with them the all-important away goal from the first leg.

Porto won all three of their home matches in the group stage but suffered a 2-0 defeat the last time they hosted Italian opposition.

Roma have only won three of their last 10 matches on the road in all competitions. A draw would be enough for Eusebio Di Francesco’s side to progress to the last eight.

Porto fans

FC Porto fans cheer on their team during the UEFA Champions League match between FC Porto and Leicester City FC at Estadio do Dragao on December 7, 2016 in Porto, Porto. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Porto vs Roma: Who will win?

Porto are 21/20 favourites to win the match while Roma are priced at 11/4. The draw can be backed at 27/10.

Roma are 8/15 favourites to qualify thanks to their first-leg advantage. Porto are 11/8 to quality.

Porto have scored in every home match they have played in this season. Both teams to score is 8/13.

Fit-again Moussa Marega is 15/8 to open the scoring and 21/20 to score anytime.

Porto vs Roma Champions League match preview

FC Porto host AS Roma at the Estadio do Dragao on Wednesday night for the second leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie.

Porto narrowly lead the tie 2-1 on aggregate from the first leg. 19-year-old Nicolo Zaniolo scored a quick-fire brace in Rome before Adrian netted a crucial away goal for Porto.

Both sides suffered weekend defeats in the lead up to Wednesday’s match. Porto’s 18-match unbeaten run at home came to an end as they lost to Primeira Liga leaders Benfica 2-1 on Saturday.

Adrian gave Porto the lead early on but goals from Joao Felix and Rafa Silva earned 10-man Benfica the three points.

Roma lost for the first time in six matches, losing 3-0 in the Rome derby at Lazio. The defeat leaves Roma 5th in Serie A, three points behind Inter Milan.

Porto will be looking to reach the quarter-finals for the first time since the 2014/15 season.

The two sides have met five times in the Champions League. Porto have two wins – including their first-leg victory three weeks ago – while Roma have one.

Yacine Brahimi

ROME, ITALY – FEBRUARY 12: Bryan Cristante (L) and Alessandro Florenzi of AS Roma compete for the ball with Yacine Brahimi of FC Porto during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 First Leg match between AS Roma and FC Porto at Stadio Olimpico on February 12, 2019 in Rome. (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images)

Porto team news vs Roma

Porto are boosted by the fitness of Moussa Marega, who missed the first leg through injury. Only Robert Lewandowski and Lionel Messi have scored more goals in this season’s Champions League than Marega (5).

Jesus Manuel Corona comes back into contention. The Mexican missed the first leg through suspension. Eder Militao, Pepe, Hector Herrera and Otavio are all one booking away from suspension.

Vincent Aboubakar remains sidelined through injury.

Roma team news vs Porto

Kostas Manolas was not risked in the Rome derby but should start on Wednesday night.

Aleksandar Kolarov is free to play despite his sending off at the weekend.

Patrik Schick is available for selection following his return against Lazio.

Ivan Marcano was an unused substitute in the first leg but remains in contention to face his former club.

Edin Dzeko is expected to lead the line. He is one of six players to have scored five goals in the tournament so far.

Porto predicted line-up vs Roma

Predicted Porto XI vs Roma

Predicted Porto XI vs Roma

Roma predicted line-up vs Porto

Predicted Roma XI vs Porto

Predicted Roma XI vs Porto

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All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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