AS Roma vs Barcelona – Match Preview & Prediction

AS Roma host Barcelona at Stadio Olimpico for the return leg of the quarter-final of the Champions League, today at 19:45 GMT.

Statistics

Roma is coming in the match following the 4-1 defeat in the first leg with Barca. They lost during the last weekend at home to Fiorentina as well, making it three games without a win in all competitions and putting them 4th in the Serie A table. They play 3rd placed Lazio on Sunday as well, so both sides have very big domestic fixtures coming up this weekend.

Barcelona pretty much ended this tie last week, as they took advantage of two own goals before Gerard Pique and Luis Suarez added goals of their own in a 4-1 victory at the Camp Nou. They are unbeaten in the competition this season and have only failed to score in two games during the group stages.

HEAD TO HEAD

Barcelona have won three, drawn two, and lost one of their six meetings with Roma. Both of Barcelona’s trips to Rome have resulted in the hosts getting something out of the game though, with a 1-1 draw in 2015 and a 3-0 win back in 2002.

AS Roma News

Radja Nainggolan is still a doubt for Roma here, whilst Rick Karsdorp remains sidelined.

Barcelona News

Phillipe Coutinho is ineligible for the visitors, with Sergio Busquets an injury doubt and both Lucas Digne and Sergi Samper ruled out.

Prediction

We’re expecting an entertaining match today with Barca’s star player Messi looking to add to their personal goal scoring records with Over 3.00 line, to invest with SBOBET offering 1.85

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