Shakhtar Donetsk – AS Roma : Preview & Prediction
Shakhtar Donetsk will challenge AS Roma for the 4th time in its enclosure and the results are largely in favor of the Ukrainian club victorious in 3 duels in 2006 (1-0), in 2011 (3-0) and in 2018 ( 2-1). Even if the current 2nd in the Ukrainian championship lost heavily in the first leg in the Italian capital (3-0), the latter will seek revenge at the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium. Luis Castro’s players have recovered well since they crushed Desna (4-0) three days after this European shock thanks to the doubles of Tete and Solomon. Victorious in 3 of his last 4 meetings at home (0-1 defeat against Zorya), Shakhtar Donetsk will want to pin the Wolf for the 4th time on his soil. Roma, except surprise, should reach the 1/4 final of this C3 and can afford to lose with 2 goals in this 1/8 final second leg. The current 6th in Serie A fell for the first time since February 28 on the ground of the poorly classified Parma (2-0) and Edin Dzeko’s partners came out of the Top 4! Defeated in Sofia (3-1) on December 10, Roma could record a second loss away from home in this European competition.
AS Rome will be deprived of Jesus, Mkhitaryan, Smalling, Veretout and Zaniolo.
Shakhtar Donetsk have always won AS Roma at home: 1-0 in 2006, 3-0 in 2011 and 2-1 in 218.
Shakhtar have won 3 of their last 4 home games, including the league and the Europa League.
AS Roma, with their lead of 3 goals, should let their opponent come.
Roma have just lost to Parma (2-0) on the last day of Serie A.
Not to its advantage in Ukraine in the past, AS Roma could once again be disillusioned and suffer a loss to Shakhtar Donetsk.
Shakhtar Donetsk – AS Roma : Betting Tips
Shakhtar Donetsk – Win Odds: 2.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70