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Shakhtar Donetsk vs AS Roma: Prediction and Betting Tips
The Ukrainian side will be disappointed by the result of the first leg as they enjoyed 60% of possession of the ball with 539 completed passes and had seven goal attempts of which four were on target but couldn’t score.
That away goal could have given a slight chance for the home side. But needing a 4-0 win to advance seems beyond coach Luis Castro’s team.
Shakhtar had played in the Champions League this season but finished third in their group and qualified to play in the Europa League.
Roma will feel they have done their job in the first leg and will go into this match cool-headed and with the aim of ending the match with the least possible casualties. They prepared for this match by losing away to Parma in Serie A.
In the first leg game against Shakhtar, Roma weren’t the better side on the field but still managed to win. Paulo Fonseca’s team had ten goal attempts of which seven were on target.
Roma’s goal average in the Europa League is three goals per match. If they can maintain that scoring form in this match, they will have an easy task of advancing to the next round.
- Shakhtar have won their last four out of five home matches
- Shakhtar have scored in four of their last five home matches
- Roma have won their last three out of four away matches in the UCL
- Roma have scored in their four away matches in the UCL
Shakhtar Donetsk vs AS Roma Prediction
Shakhtar prepared for this match by beating Desna in the Ukrainian Premier League by 4-0. They’d wish they could repeat the same scoreline on Thursday. But Roma are on a different level and the Italians have conceded six goals in seven matches in UCL this season.
We believe Shakhtar will attack from the beginning of the game to find an early goal. Roma have conceded two goals in their last game in the Serie A but surely will focus more in this game and defend their 3-0 lead.
Looking at their stats we think both teams will score in this match.
Shakhtar Donetsk vs AS Roma Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score 1.67 or 4/6 at William Hill
Double Chance Home or Draw 1.53 or 8/15 at William Hill
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