Roma v Shakhar Donetsk Betting Tips & Odds – 13/03/18

Roma v Shakhar Donetsk Betting Tips & Odds – 13/03/18

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Roma v Shakhar Donetsk Betting Tips & Odds

In our Roma v Shakhar Donetsk betting preview we look at what could possibly be the best bets between the two sides.


Serie A giants Roma welcome Ukrainian’s Shakhtar Donetsk to the Stadio Olimpico in this Tuesday’s Champions League knockout tie. Although a goal down from the first leg, where they lost 2-1 to the Ukrainian’s thanks to goals from Facundo Ferreyra and Fred, the hosts will be strong favourites here considering their impressive record on home soil. The visitors haven’t travelled particularly well in Europe this term, they’ve only won one of their three away games in the Champions League so will be deemed beatable by Roma here.

Shakhtar head into this game leading 2-1 from the first leg.

Roma playing catch-up

The hosts have it all to do in this encounter as they look to overturn the deficit from the first leg. Nobody expected Eusebio Di Francesco’s men to lose that fixture in Ukraine, but a poor performance in challenging conditions saw them end the game a goal down. They even took the lead in that fixture in the first-half through Turkish midfielder Cengiz Ünder but were undone by two second-half strikes which means they’ve got it all to do in Tuesday night’s clash on home turf. The fact they managed to nick an away goal has done Roma’s chances of qualification the world of good here, all they need to do is score once here and they’re through to the next round, providing they also keep a clean sheet. That shouldn’t be too much of a problem for Roma, they’ve only failed to score in three of their 21 home matches in all competitions this season and have been emphatic in the Champions League at The Stadio Olimpico this time out, memorably beating Chelsea 3-0 during the group stages.

With Edin Dzeko leading the attack for the hosts, they carry a huge threat going forward in this tie. The former Manchester City man has been in fine form all season, he’s scored 16 goals in all competitions and is hugely experienced in the Champions League. He’ll be Roma’s biggest outlet here so if you fancy a bet on a first goalscorer we would suggest backing him! Dzeko is priced at odds of 4/1 with PaddyPower.

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The hosts will be the favourites in this clash.

Donetsk a goal to the good

The visitors head into this match a goal up but will know there’s still a long way to go before they make it through to the next round. After a spirited come back in the first leg at the Metalist Stadium, where the Ukrainian’s came from a goal behind to beat Roma 2-1, things are looking promising for them ahead of this clash with the Italian’s. After a lengthy winter break Shakhtar have returned to domestic action in fine form. They’ve won all four of their league games since returning and are now 9 points clear at the top of the Ukrainian Premier League so can fully focus their attentions on the Champions League.

Shakhtar’s record against Roma is exceptional as well, they’ve come out on top in four of their previous five meetings with the Italian’s so go into this match with a strong mental advantage. Brazilian midfielder Fred was on the scoresheet in the first leg of this dual last month. The highly sought after 25-year-old, who was rumoured to be joining Manchester City in January is undoubtedly Shakhtar’s most influential player so they’ll be looking to get him on the ball as much as possible. He can create chances from nothing so will be key to the visitors chances here, Fred is 11/2 to score anytime with Bet365 and we think that could be a decent bet if you fancy the away side here!


Brazilian midfielder Fred will be the danger man for the visitors here.

Recommended Bets:

Roma to win & BTTS (Best priced at 2/1 with BetBright) – BET HERE

Edin Dzeko to score first (Best priced at 4/1 with PaddyPower) – BET HERE

Fred to score anytime (Best priced at 11/2 with Bet365) – BET HERE

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