Roma hosts Porto in the Champions League tournament of the Leg 1 of 2 clash on Tuesday evening at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, with both teams aiming to win this game in order to advance to the quarterfinals of the tournament. Roma will host the first leg of the competition while Porto will host the second.
Roma heads into this contest with a second-place finish on the Group G table behind Real Madrid with a record of 3-0-3. Roma are in good form this season but inconsistency constantly holds them back. The club kicks off the new year in style with victories over Virtus Entella and Torino, followed by a draw against Atlanta, and then suffered a humiliating 7-1 thrashing at the hands of Fiorentina in the Coppa Italia game. Their, last game was a draw against Milan 1-1.
Porto reached their Champions League eighth final at the top of the Group D table with a 5-1-0 record and 16 points. Porto are playing excellent football this season and have remained unbeaten in their last five matches.
Also, the club have got solid defense and good offence in all competitions, conceding just six goals and scoring sixteen goals of their last ten games.
Roma vs Porto Prediction
Both teams have injuries to their key players. Roma are likely to miss Cengiz Under, Diego Perotti and Juan Jesus due to injuries, while Porto has to face AS Roma in the eighth finals of the Champions League without top shooter Moussa Marega.
Porto are expected to employ an offensive game plan to win this match, while Roma are expected to be patient and play smart defense until the offensive team makes a mistake. Porto, meanwhile, have never lost to Roma and have thrashed Roma 3-0 in their last meeting. We predict Porto winning trend will continue here.