Betting tips for AS Roma VS FC Porto 12.02.2019
Roma are ranked 6th in Serie A with 38 points added and have not won 3 games until the last round, where they thrashed (0-3) at Sassuolo. A test of strength that can show a lot of what you can do in this next game against FC Porto. Dzeko and El Shaarawy returned to score and proved to be in good shape, with two arrows aimed at FC Porto's goal. The Romans qualified in the second place of group G with 9 points, only behind Real Madrid. With 3 wins and 3 losses, Roma proved that the home factor is very important. Of the 3 matches played at home won 2 and lost 1, precisely with Real Madrid.
However, the opponents who won at home were still fragile teams for this competition, as were the cases of Plzen and CSKA. It is natural that FC Porto create other problems for the Roman formation, although the dragons do not cross a good moment. But even in Serie A, Roma have proved their strength at the Olympic in Rome with 11 games played, only 1 loss, 6 wins and 4 draws. With players like Dzeko, El Shaarawy or Florenzi, the talent is a lot, and Roma will certainly score. The key will be in the defensive consistency you can present.
FC Porto came back to weak, and in the last round lost 2 more points, now in the Moreirense (1-1). The dragons were almost lost, but Herrera "saved" a point by pinning the equalizer on the 90th minute. With this draw, after having also left 2 points in Guimarães, the advantage for 2nd place was reduced to only 1 point. In fact, this was the third game of the last four in which the dragons did not go beyond the draw, including also the League Cup game in which they drew with Sporting (1-1).
Thus, it is very evident that this FC Porto is losing intensity, physical capacity, and although it was still holding, a few days ago, the truth is that it was expected that it could not maintain the same level. This is another competition, the motivation is totally different, and FC Porto defend the title of best team in the group stage. The dragons return to count on Tiquinho Soares that was finally inscribed, and still with Pepe. But this FC Porto is far from the one that shone in the group stage. In Rome, the team of Sérgio Conceição will have a very big challenge, and much of the aspirations portistas, in this competition, goes through what can do in the Olympic of Rome.