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.
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.
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.
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.
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 28 of Real Madrid’s last 30 Champions League games.
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 scored at least 2 goals in 6 of their last 7 Champions League matches.
Real Madrid has scored at least 2 goals in their last 4 matches against Roma in all competitions.
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