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Porto v Roma betting tips: Can Porto overturn first leg deficit to down Roma?

| 05.03.2019

The knock-out stages of the Champions League continue in Portugal tonight, with a showdown between Porto and Roma to see who can join Tottenham and Ajax in the draw for the quarters.

The tie remains finely poised going into the second leg, with Roma carrying a slender 2-1 advantage into the game, but the away goal scored by Adrian Lopez for Porto could prove crucial.

Who will throw their name in the hat for the quarter finals next Friday? Here’s everything you need to know…

Match Odds

Both teams come into this off the back of a league loss to a rival club, with Porto losing 2-1 at home to Benfica, and Roma being thrashed 3-0 by Lazio.

With home advantage, Porto are favourites to win the tie at 17/20, but they’re still slight outsiders when it comes to qualifying for the next round at 6/4.

Roma are a shade out in the match odds, with a win being priced at 3/1, but they’re going in to the game with one foot in the quarters, and 1/2 says they make it through.

But with their crucial away goal, a 1-0 win would be enough for Porto to get through. That’s priced at 15/2.

Talking Tactics

Sergio Conceicao comes into the game with no injury worries and a full Porto squad to choose from.

Moussa Marega has been on fire for the Portuguese giants in the Champions League this season, notching five already. He’ll be most likely to breakdown the Roman wall.

Porto set up in a solid 4-4-2 formation, with Yacine Brahimi and Jesus Corona manning the wings. They’ll be up against Aleksander Kolarov and Alessandro Florenzi in this one.

Roma have a few injury doubts ahead of this clash. Cengiz Under won’t be back in time to play. His replacement, Nicolo Zaniolo, scored twice in the first tie, but is a doubt alongside Kostas Manolas to play tonight.

Goalscorer Odds

After grabbing an away goal in the first tie, Adrian Lopez is 4/1 to open the scoring tonight. If you fancy him to score anytime, he’s 6/4.

Marega might fancy his chances to grab another goal in the Champions League this season if Roman giant Manolas is ruled out. He’s also 4/1 to open the scoring, or 7/5 anytime.

Think Roma will level the tie out and grab an away goal? They’ll need their Bosnian star striker Edin Dzeko firing on all cylinders. He’s 6/1 to score first, or 21/10 anytime.

If he’s fit to play, Zaniolo could prove to be a thorn in the Porto side once again. He’s 10/3 to score anytime. If you think he’ll repeat his first-leg heroics and score twice, he’s 33/1 to bag a double here.

Match Info

Where: Estadio do Dragao

When: 8pm

How to watch: BT Sport 3HD

Click here for the latest Porto v Roma odds.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.



Drew Goodsell

Drew is a journalism graduate of UEL where he worked as a Business Editor for the university news website. He is a Chelsea fan, but closely follows American sports, being an avid fan of the New York based Knicks (NBA) and Giants (NFL).