Roma vs FC Porto: Score prediction, lineups, odds, live stream, TV, h2h – Uefa Champions League preview

Roma vs FC Porto: Score prediction, lineups, odds, live stream, TV, h2h – Uefa Champions League preview
Champions League – Follow the Football match between AS Roma and FC Porto live with NewGersy. 


The match starts at 21:00 on 12 February 2019. Our live coverage lets you follow all the key moments as they happen.






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AS Roma and FC Porto will both be confident of reaching the Champions League quarter-finals as they gear up for the first leg of their round-of-16 tie this week.


Italian side Roma qualified second behind Real Madrid in Group G to reach the knockout stages, while Porto impressed with 16 points from a possible 18 to finish top of Group D.


Both teams would have been happy with this draw, which offers a fantastic chance to reach the last eight having missed potential ties against Europe’s elite clubs.


Roma head coach Eusebio Di Francesco has stressed the importance of preventing Porto from scoring an away goal in their Champions League last-16 tie on Tuesday (kick-off 8pm).






Last season’s semi-finalists Roma welcome Porto to Stadio Olimpico looking for a timely boost in what’s proved to be a frustrating domestic campaign.


The Giallorossi are currently sixth in Serie A, 25 points adrift of leaders Juventus, and Di Francesco has challenged his side to shut out Porto ahead of the second leg at the Estadio do Dragao on March 6.


Team News Roma vs FC Porto


Roma defender Kostas Manolas should be available following a knock, while goalkeeper Robin Olsen faces a late fitness test on a calf injury.


Czech forward Patrik Schick is unlikely to be involved because of a muscle problem and Diego Perotti and Cengiz Under remain sidelined.


Porto’s preparations have been hit by injuries to first-choice strikers Vincent Aboubakar and Moussa Marega, while midfielder Jesus Manuel Corona is suspended.


Score prediction: AS Roma 2-1 FC Porto


TV channel and live stream, and online coverage


The match will be televised live on BT Sport 3.


BT Sport subscribers will be able to stream the match online via the video player and the BT Sport app.





H2H


The teams have met four times before in European competition.


Porto beat Roma 2-0 over two legs in the Uefa Cup Winners’ Cup back in 1981, and edged out the Italian side in the 2016-17 Champions League playoffs with a 4-1 aggregate victory to qualify for the tournament proper.


More Details:


AS Roma vs FC Porto
Uefa Champions League 2018-19 | Round of 16, first leg
Venue: Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Kick-off: 8pm GMT


Source: REUTERS

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