At the arena of “Eshtadiu do Dragão” in the Portuguese city Porto, the match of the 1/8 Champions League final between the local team and the Italian Roma will begin. The first duel of the confrontation took place on February 12 at the Roman Olimpico, ended with the score 2: 1 in favor of the home team. This result leaves both teams a good chance of success, and the bookmakers believe that Porto will be closer to victory in the upcoming games.
I can not say that the form of the team Sergio Conceicao at that time was perfect. Porto in the first match did not go forward with large forces, played for controlling, and such tactics brought success for more than an hour. However, on the 70th and 76th minutes, the Portuguese missed the young Roman Zaniolo twice. After the second goal missed by the Portuguese, three minutes were enough to close the gap, perhaps this is just what Adrian’s goal will ultimately be decisive in the standoff.
If Porto before the first match twice played in a draw in the Portuguese championship, Roma was defeated by Fiorentina (1: 7) in the Cup two weeks before the cup, could not beat Milan 1: 1 in their field, in Verona they played with outsider Chievo (3: 0) . The Romans spend an unstable season, have problems in Serie A, they may not end up in the top 4. All this creates a lot of hype and rumors around Eusebio Di Francesco, the current head coach of Jallo-Rossi. In this case, it is obvious that the players do not want to break up with the "Allenatore”, fighting for their coach.
Porto in its field is very powerful, and, both at the level of the Portuguese championship and in European competition. Roma in the current season can hardly be called a guest team, even in Serie A, the “wolves” away have about 30% of victories.
“Porto wins”, with a coefficient of 2.11