The first leg of the first knockout round of this year's UEFA Champions League will be played this week. It's time for an announcement the next game of Champions League. Roma welcomes their rivals of Portugal - Porto in an epic battle tonight. Actually, the game will be held in Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy. Danny Desmond Makkelie from the Netherlands will be involved in this amazing contest. Meanwhile, the average yellow cards in this one are approximately 3.52, accordingly, we should expecting in this game to see no more than 3.5 cards. That’s why our first suggestion is Under 3.5 cards.
FC Porto has scored at least three goals in the previous four encounters in Champions League. Also, there have been over 2.5 goals scored in nine of Roma's last nine games in UEFA Champions League. Meanwhile, FC Porto has won the previous five games in UEFA Champions League. Furthermore, there have been over 2.5 goals scored in Porto's last four encounters the Champions League.
In the previous Champions League campaign, the Giallorossi of Eusebio di Francesco were a big surprise. With a sheer heroic comeback. FC Barcelona in the Olimpico Stadium was in a gloomy mood. The home strength is a big advantage for the Romans. Who won in the knockout phase all three games in front of the home audience. In the current season, the home games against Viktoria Pilsen was ended with an astonishing result 5:0 and CSKA Moscow 3:0 were won, against Real Madrid put it a 0:2 loss. Thus, the Romans have retained the upper hand in eight of the previous 16 games at home in the high-class.
Meanwhile, the guests have collected 16 points and an impressive 15:6 Goal difference in the Champions League group stage. The team of Sergio Conceicao collected more points than all 31 other participants.
The goalkeeper of FC Porto - Casillas is the most present player in the history of the Champions League (173 Games). In the last game, he also became the second player (after Cristiano Ronaldo) to reach 100 victories in the competition.
The Romans made in the previous season in front of the home audience in the K.O. the phase for pure football spectacle. Today, this situation is not given and the di Francesco team will act significantly more passive than last year. The Portuguese have recently had big problems in the game forward and will probably come in Rome even fewer chances to score. Accordingly, we do not expect many goals between the team of AS Roma and FC Porto is a forecast for good odds on the under 2.5 goals is our recommendation, which we allude with a bet of five stakes in a pretty decent odds.
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