UCL Match Preview: Roma vs Real Madrid

Roma and Real Madrid are locked on nine points ahead of their encounter on Tuesday. Both teams will go through to the next round if CSKA Moscow fail to win at home to Viktoria Plzen in the group’s other game.

Madrid arguably produced their best performance of the season in the reverse fixture against Roma, running out 3-0 winners at home. They can expect a much tougher affair on this occasion, however.

Neither side has been consistent this season and both come into this match off the back of shock defeats. Roma lost 1-0 away to Udinese, while Madrid were thumped 3-0 away to Eibar.

Roma have won five of their six Champions League matches at home and have a great chance to spring a huge shock in Group G in midweek.

Team News

Roma- Roma have some injury concerns ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League encounter with Real Madrid, with centre-back Kostas Manolas chief among them. Predict, Stake & Win Big

Eusebio Di Francesco is hopeful Diego Perotti and Kostas Manolas can recover in time, but Daniele De Rossi is ruled out until at least the weekend.

Stephan El Shaarawy and Justin Kluivert are in competition for a spot on the left flank for Roma, while the rest of the team should pick itself.

Real Madrid Daniel Carvajal returned from injury as a substitute in Saturday’s shock 3-0 defeat to Eibar and will likely start on Tuesday now that Álvaro Odriozola is injured.

Manager Santiago Solari picked Dani Ceballos to replace Casemiro as Madrid’s deepest midfielder against Eibar and it’s not an experiment that should be repeated.

Toni Kroos may have to cover for Casemiro if the Brazilian is not fit enough to feature for the reigning European champions in midweek.

Isco has dropped down the pecking order under Solari but will push for a starting berth against Roma.

Gareth Bale is under increasing pressure at Madrid but will likely continue in attack for the away side, although Lucas Vazquez is an option.

Match Facts

There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 28 of Real Madrid’s last 30 Champions League games.

There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Roma’s last 8 games (UEFA Champions League).

Real Madrid has won their last 4 matches against Roma in all competitions.

Roma have been winning at both half time and full time in their last 3 matches in UEFA Champions League.

Roma has won their last 3 matches (UEFA Champions League).

Roma has scored at least 2 goals in 6 of their last 7 Champions League matches.

Real Madrid has scored at least 2 goals in 6 of their last 7 matches (UEFA Champions League).

Real Madrid has scored at least 2 goals in their last 4 matches against Roma in all competitions.

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As at the time this post Roma has 3.34 odd to win the match on NaijaBet while Real Madrid has 2.05 odd to win the match, the odd to draw the match is 3.79.

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