After losing out on the first leg with 2 goals to one, Roma now hosts Shaktar Donetsk in their home ground. Roma, despite losing the first leg is still in the game because of the one away goal they have scored in the first leg and if this game ends with 1-0 score for Roma then they are through to the next round so Roma would first try to attack and score a goal and then they would try to defense. However the away team for this fixture would try dominating the game from the start and also would look for a goalless draw which would see them through in the next round. So there are plenty of actions to be seen in this game hence the preview of this game is listed below.
When and where –
This match is to be played at Stadio Olimpico, Rome. The ground has a capacity of 72,000 and it is going to be a chilly day in Rome which would only add to the excitement of this game. The clash will take place at 1:15 AM (IST) on March 14, 2018 and this match will be available to watch in Sony LIV app.
Shaktar Donetsk won – 5
Roma won – 1
Not Decided – 0
Sergey Krivtsov is ruled out from this game from the away team because of his injury in the first leg. Maksim Malyshev is also ruled out for the guests. Taison and Facundo Ferreya have to be careful so that they don’t get booked or would have to miss out the next game.
Edin Dzeko and Federico Fazio are expected to make comeback in this game after missing out on Friday’s win over Torino because of their suspensions. Rick Karsdorp is sidelined for this game. Maxime Gonalons is dountful to play this match for the hosts in this game. Diego Perotti has to be very careful in this game so that he doesn’t get booked.
Roma – Alisson (GK), Kolarov, Fazio, Manolas, Florenzi, Rossi, Strootman, Perotti, Naingogglan, Under, Dzeko
Shaktar Donetsk – Pyatov (GK), Butko, Ordets, Rakitskiy, Ismaily, Stepanenko, Fred, Marlos, Taison, Bernard, Ferreyra
Our bet is on the home team for this game because the stakes are higher for them in this game and it would be more of a gamble because if we go by the goals, then they are trailing behind their opponent but if we go by away goals then they are ahead of their rivals and in this game they would look to score one goal and would defend their way to the next round.
THIS SHA VS ROM MATCH PREVIEW IS BASED ON OUR RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING FROM VARIOUS NEWS SOURCES. YOU CAN SELECT YOUR OWN PLAYING 11 ON THE BASIS OF TEAM NEWS.