AS Roma vs Shakhtar Donetsk Live Stream UEFA Champions League Match
Shakhtar vs Roma : Preview and Predictions
Roma face a tricky proposition in Ukrainian soil, but their hosts Shakhtar Donetsk are themselves keen to break the voodoo in Champions League round of 16.
Shakhtar Donetsk and Roma last met in the Champions League at this same stage back in 2011. The Miners emerged victorious on that occasion with a 3-2 away win in Rome which was finished off in style with a sublime 3-0 win at their own backyard. Their journey was halted in the quarter finals with a heavy 6-1 aggregate defeat to Barcelona
Since then, Shakhtar’s two round of 16 appearances resulted in defeats, both to German Bundesliga clubs – Dortmund in 2012/13 (2-5) and Bayern Munich in 2014/15 (0-7).
Meanwhile, Roma were defeated in their last three appearances at the round of 16. Arsenal in 2009 and Real Madrid in 2016 lie at the either side of the defeat to Shakhtar in 2011. Prior to that they made it to the quarterfinals in consecutive seasons at the expense of Lyon in 2007 and Madrid in 2008. And they were eliminated by Manchester United on each occasions.
Shakhtar Donetsk vs AS Roma: Head-to-head
In the four Champions League meetings between the clubs, Shakhtar won 3 since losing their inaugural meeting at Rome back in 2006. The two home wins during the period came by keeping clean sheets.
The Miners’ overall record against Italian clubs is 5W, 2D, 13L from 20 matches. At home, it is 4 wins and 6 losses.
Roma played fewer games against Ukrainian clubs and hold a record of 3 wins and 5 losses from 8. They away record in the period is a poor one reading 1 win and 3 losses from 4.
Shakhtar Donetsk vs AS Roma: Predictions
Roma have a poor record in European away nights and a similar sort of record in Ukrainian soil.
Shakhtar are a good enough side and do have quality players who can become match winners in these sort of situations. They do come with a 100% win record at home during the group phase and had beaten Roma’s domestic rivals 2-1 at this same venue.
Therefore, the home side stand a better chance of taking something into the second leg in Italy. If not a win, then at least a draw.
Shakhtar Donetsk vs AS Roma: Bet Tips
The best punt is Both Teams to Score and Double Chance Combo – Shakhtar or Draw at 2.40 odds with Betway.
Over 2.5 full-time goals at 2.05 odds.