POT vs ROM Dream11 Match Prediction | Porto vs Roma Match Preview & Fantasy Team | Team News
Porto will welcome Roma in the second leg of the round of 16 in Champions League. The Portuguese team was defeated 2-1 by Roma in the first leg at the Stadio Olimpico. Roma were heading to a comfortable 2-0 win but a 79th-minute goal by Porto’s Adrian changed the whole complexion of the game. The tie is now delicately poised for both the teams to clinch it in the second leg.
Competition – UEFA Champions League | Round of 16, second leg
Venue – Estadio do Dragao, Porto
Date & Time – 7th March | 01:30 AM IST
Porto were unbeaten in 4 matches against Roma before the 1st leg loss in Italy. The 2-1 loss away from home has put the onus on Porto to assert themselves in the second leg at home and win the tie. Porto looked lifeless before their striker Adrian netted a crucial goal late in the first leg to bring them from the dead. The significance of the away goal for Porto cannot be overstated as they could go through with a 1-0 win at home.
Roma, on the other hand, must be distraught to concede that late goal at home. The Italians would have loved to take a 2-goal lead to Estadio do Drogo. However, they would certainly be confident in their ability to beat Porto over 90 minutes. Roma shocked many last time when they knocked Barcelona out to reach semi-finals of the Champions League. Even though they aren’t fancied to repeat that feat this time around, they would still seek to go as far as they can.
Porto – L W W W L
Roma – W W W W L
Probable Playing XIs
Porto – Casillas; Telles, Pepe, Felipe, Militao; Adrian, Danilo, Herrera, Brahimi; Fernando, Tiquinho
Roma – Mirante; Florenzi, Fazio, Jesus, Kolarov; Pellegrini, De Rossi, Cristante; El Shaarawy, Dzeko, Zaniolo
Fantasy picks from Porto
1. Eder Militao
The versatile defender is a consistent performer for the Porto side. He will be expected to put in a good game at home.
2. Alex Telles
The adventurous left wing-back is a constant threat from the wide position for opponents.
Fantasy picks from Roma
1. Stephen El Shaarawy
Shaarawy has been the main man for Roma in attack this season. The Italian team will depend on him to deliver the goods.
2. Edin Dzeko
Edin Dzeko will try to make an impact with his physicality and experience.
Prediction – We predict a well fought 1-1 draw.