Prediction: Roma - Shaktar Donetsk
- Title : Prediction: Roma - Shaktar Donetsk
The hunt for Champions League places in Serie A is terribly interesting and at the time of writing, Roma is in such a table position. Roma have looked very good this season, not least when they played at home at the Stadio Olimpico. There they have a result line of 10-3-1 in Serie A, numbers that are even better if we count tournaments such as the Europa League. In the round of 16, they faced Portuguese Braga, a battle that became very one-sided. Roma defeated their opposition 5-1 over two matches.
In addition to the comfortable advancement against Braga, Roma will also have a very good day form ahead of Thursday. Victory against Fiorentina was followed by a win against Genoa, and now they are getting ready for Shakhtar. The opposition is experienced in European tournaments, so you definitely have to adapt. Roma's form, on the other hand, is much finer so I choose to rely on the Italians to solve an important victory, especially considering that they play at home.
As previously mentioned, Shakhtar Donetsk is a very experienced team in the European tournaments, both in the Champions League and in the Europa League. Last season, after all, they reached the semifinals of this tournament, while they also played in the group stage of the Champions League last autumn. A third place in such a tough group that they played in is impressive, but it was not enough to advance. Despite this, I choose to go against the Ukrainian big team when going to Italy, as the form is not the best.
Shakhtar Donetsk have lost two of the last three matches at home in Ukraine, where they left the cup after losing to a team from the second division. A narrow away victory against a middle team in the Ukrainian league now in the last round was important but not particularly impressive - Shakhtar Donetsk is now coming to Rome with two losses in the last three. It is doubtful whether the routine is sufficient in this meeting given the form of the day.
A victory for Roma seems destined.
|Prediction||Roma to win|
|Start Time||21:00 : 11-Mar-21|