Roma welcomes Porto in a Champions League 1/8-final clash
Roma welcomes Porto in a Champions League 1/8-final clash at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. Let’s take a look at this fixture in our vip soccer predictions for today.
Roma are dreaming of another memorable performance in the Champions League. As you remember, last season the Wolves reached the 1/2-finals of the competition after eliminating Catalan giants in an impressive way. Eusebio Di Francesco’s team was very close to reaching the final, but Roma were eliminated by Liverpool. Still, their performance deserves respect.
This season Roma were beaten by Real Madrid for the first place in their group, but they still made it to the 1/8-finals. During the draw they got lucky, because they avoided all of the big names and got Porto. This is giving them a better chance to reach the 1/4-finals for a second consecutive year. But only if they perform better than the Portuguese team.
In their last game in the Serie A Roma enjoyed a 3-0 win during the visit to Chievo. Stephan El Shaarawy, Edin Dzeko and Aleksandar Kolarov scored for the Wolves.
Porto on the other hand won their group, reaching the 1/8-finals without much of a problem. The 2004 champions showed good consistency in the group stage, finishing it unbeaten. But now the real tests for them begin.
In the Portuguese Primeira Liga Porto are leaders in the standings with 51 points, but having just 1 point advantage in front of the 2nd Benfica. Right now the Dragons are not showing their best form in the league. They made two draws in their last two games, which reduced the gap between them and Benfica. In their last game Porto made a 1-1 draw during the visit to Moreirense.
These are our vip soccer predictions for the Champions League 1/8-final clash between Roma and Porto.