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    04/04/2018 Kick Off:  7:45 pm Camp Nou V Predicted Score:3 - 1

    Away A.S. Roma

      Match Summary

      1 Look out for:

      Goals. Five times the pair have met in the Champions League and a total of 17 goals has been the return at an average goal per game ratio of 3.4. Over 3.5 goals in the game is 11/10 and for those looking for additional value over our 2.5 goals prediction above may fancy taking this.

      2 We fancy:

      Barcelona to win and both teams to score is 6/4 and that is one of the best football betting tips for this game. It will probably be one of the most backed bets to make for this thrilling encounter.

      3 It's a long shot, but…

      A repeat of that 6-1 scoreline is 40/1. Roma are a better side now than that 2015 result showed but on their day, Barca are capable of anything, including another thrashing, which plays into the football score predictions for this encounter.

      Team News

      FC Barcelona's Last Six:

        Won: 4 Drawn: 2 Lost: 0

        Star man Messi is a slight fitness concern ahead of Roma’s visit however he is still set to feature for the Blaugrana.

        There are still doubts over Sergio Busquets and goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen but both are likely to be in the frame to start come kickoff.

        A.S. Roma's Last Six:

          Won: 4 Drawn: 1 Lost: 1

          Roma head to Barcelona boasting a clean bill of health to the delight of head coach Eusebio Di Francesco after his squad avoided any knocks in the Serie A clash with Bologna at the weekend.

           

          FC Barcelona vs A.S. Roma Betting Tips, Preview & Predictions

          There are doubts over Lionel Messi’s fitness, which could be a factor

          The action is set to step up a gear as Barcelona welcome Roma to the Camp Nou for the sides Champions League quarter-final first leg. Barca are in ominous form in the league with the Spanish title all but wrapped up whilst their Italian opponents are bogged down with a fight to secure a top-four spot for next season. How this will affect the Romans remains to be seen in a crucial two-legged European affair against a side who hammered them 6-1 the last time they visited the Camp Nou.

          Concerns over Messi’s fitness will have boasted the Italians confidence ahead of the tie despite harboring plenty of talent themselves with today’s football prediction looking at a tighter affair than the last time they met.

          Barcelona are 2/9 to win the match and it is not hard to see why having already met Italian opposition opponents in the group stages and come through unbeaten. The only doubt is the level of fitness of Messi and although he is set to play it is clear he is not fully fit and that could play a vital role in the football predictions for this match.

          Roma are 14/1 to win and although unlikely, at that price it is almost worth a go. After coming through on away goals against a tough Shakhtar side, manager Eusebio Di Francesco will believe his side are capable of anything even though their opponents are a significant step up from their last 16 opposition.

          The draw is 6/1 which looks like one of the best football score predictions Roma could wish for. There have also been two draws in the sides last five Champions League meetings meaning that if the Italians stick with the stereotype then shutting the door from off may be one of the best football betting tips for this game.

          Both teams to score is 19/20 and that is one of the smarter Champions League predictions to get behind. Barcelona have only failed to score in a game twice this year whilst Roma have found the back of the net in each of their last five matches in all competitions.

          Edin Dzeko to score anytime is 3/1 and as the Italian’s main threat, that is a great price. Roma are good for a goal in this one and with 14 Serie A goals to his name this term, Dzeko is the main man to get it for Roma.

          Predicted Score: FC Barcelona 3 - 1 A.S. Roma

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