POT vs ROM Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Team News, Playing 11
AS Roma vs FC Porto Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
When: February 13, 1:30 AM, IST
Where: Stadio Olimpico
POT vs ROM Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
AS Roma will be playing host to FC Porto in the Champions League round-of-16 match at Stadio Olimpico, on Tuesday night (IST).
The Giallorossi made a deep run into the competition last season with Liverpool knocking them out of at the semifinal stage. They really made a name for themselves last season, especially after scripting an unbelievable come-from-behind win against Barcelona.
For those reasons, big things were expected of Eusebio Di Francesco and his men. But to some extent, Roma have failed to live up to the hype.
The Serie A was never a realistic target for Edin Dzeko and Co, while struggles to qualify from the group suggests that emulating last season’s success will take some real efforts from the team.
FC Porto remain one of the five unbeaten teams at the Champions League group stage. With five wins from six game, they topped the group ahead of German outfit Schalke.
Recent form (Last six matches)
AS Roma – W W D L D W
FC Porto – W W L W D D
POT vs ROM Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
AS Roma vs FC Porto Team News:
Injured – For the hosts, first-choice goalkeeper Robin Olsen will be missing the match with an injury, while Juan Jesus, Diego Perotti and Patrick Schick all have been ruled out of the match.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – Turkish playmaker Cengiz Under has been listed as questionable ahead of this match and will be assessed ahead of the match.
Note: Club captain Daniele De Rossi is expected to start in the midfield for the hosts. While Rick Karsdrop and Alessandro Florenzi both are in contention to start at the left-back position.
Key Players – Edin Dzeko, Stephen El Shaarawy
AS Roma trains ahead of the Champions League round-of-16 match against FC Porto.
Injured – First choice strikers Vincent Aboubakar and Moussa Marega both have been ruled out of this match with injuries.
Suspended – Jesus Manuel Corona is suspended for the away side.
Questionable – None.
Note: Pepe, Eder Militao and Otavio are all one booking away from getting suspended for the return leg.
Tiquinho Soares has been named as a replacement for Aboubakar in Porto’s Champions League squad and he is expected to start the match.
Oliver Torres and Danilo Pereira are in competition for a starting berth in midfield.
Key Players – Fernando, Pereira
POT vs ROM Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
AS Roma– Mirante (GK), Karsdorp, Marcano, Jesus, Kolarov; Zaniolo, Nzonzi, Cristante; El Shaarawy, Dzeko, Kluivert
FC Porto – Casillas (GK), Militao, Felipe, Pepe, Telles; Pereira, Torres, Herrera; Otavio, Soares, Brahimi
POT vs ROM Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
FC Porto have a better head-to-head record against AS Roma. There have been four meetings between these two clubs, with Porto winning triumphing in three of those games.
The last fixture came in the 2016-17 Champions League playoffs, with Porto winning 4-1 over the two legs to qualify for the tournament at Roma’s expense.
But the past meetings holds advantage only so much, and the game will be a fresh start for both the clubs.
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