13th Mar 2018 | Champions League
Rome Is Where The Heart Is
Edin Dzeko recently became the first player to fire 50+ goals in Germany, Italy and England's top divisions. He scored a brace at Napoli and can turn this tie around.
One of the most evenly poised Champions League showdowns reaches it’s climax on Tuesday and we’re backing Roma to win -1 goal on the night at best odds of 9/5 with Betfair. This means they would win by a 2 goal margin or more, which would see them through.
The Giallorossi trail 2-1 but Shakhtar Donetsk are one of the worst traveling sides left in the competition. Aside from their 2-1 victory in Feyenoord in October, they have lost their last 6 away in the Champions League. Even at home they were beneficiaries of Man City easing off in the group stages.
Shakhtar lost 3-0 at Napoli in November which might prove a good barometer. Roma won 4-2 at the home of their Serie A rivals just 10 days ago. They are on fine form and can borrow on the further memory of defeating Chelsea 3-0 en route to finishing top of a group which also featured Atletico.
Odds correct at time of publishing: 08:39 13th Mar, 2018 but subject to change