Roma vs Shakhtar Donetsk Today’s Soccer Prediction
Shakhtar will have surprised his world on this Champions League campaign! In a pool composed of Manchester City, Naples and Feyenoord, the Ukrainian champion seemed clearly to have to fight with the club of Rotterdam for a place in the Europa League. It was not counting on the talent of his Brazilian clique (Fred, Bernard and other Taison), who managed to overcome the Napoli and a team of Man City already qualified on his lawn to clinch his ticket for the eighth . Against AS Roma, Paulo Fonseca’s men once again managed to get the better of Eusebio Di Francesco (2-1) at the Kharkiv SportKomplex, but conceded a goal on their lawn that could well be expensive for the return match.
Roma return well after a complicated end of the year 2017: 5 wins in their last 7 games, including a 3-0 sec against Torino this Saturday and a 4-2 success on the field of Napoli, candidate for the title this season ! Just that.
Shakhtar have mostly made the home run in the group phase with 3 wins in 3 games, but lost without a penalty on Manchester City (0-2) and Naples (0-3).
The goal scored by Cengiz Under in the first leg makes all the difference in this double confrontation! With this goal on the outside, the Romans can approach this return game much more serenely.
And for good reason, a 1-0 success would be enough for Roma to reach the quarter-finals. And the Romans finished the group phase without conceding a single goal at Stadio Olimpico: 0-0 against Atlético, 1-0 against Qarabag, 3-0 against Chelsea!
Soccer Prediction of the Day Roma vs Shakhtar Donetsk
The Romans come back in shape at the best time and were very solid by finishing ahead of Chelsea in their group and leaving Atlético Madrid. The qualification should be at the end of this return match against Shakhtar Donetsk!
Prediction Today: Roma