Barcelona v Roma Tips, Preview and Predictions
April 04, 2018
Europe’s premier club competition is back, with the business end of the Champions League here to turn the remaining eight into the final four.
Ernesto Valverde’s Barcelona are La Liga champions-elect and will look to push for yet more silverware as Italian capital club Roma travel to the Camp Nou.
The Spaniards have a sensational recent record, having lifted the CL four times since 2006.
So, with this pedigree in mind and their Catalan home a fortress, Barca are firm favourites with the bookies to triumph.
Catalan club to win by three or more
The Lionel Messi led outfit have lost just one home CL game since 2009, that’s an outstanding 48 games with only a single defeat.
With their La Liga crown all but sewn up, Barca can pour all their resources into a successful campaign in Europe.
Six of their last eight home Champions League triumphs have been by a margin of three goals or more.
So look to back Valverde’s men to triumph by three or more strikes at 9/2 with betfair.
Suarez to bag brace or more
After a slow start this season, Luis Suarez is reaching his peak form at the very best time.
The Uruguayan has netted 22 in 26 La Liga outings, with five games featuring a brace or hat-trick performance.
Suarez also scored twice in his last performance against Roma, so back him to bag a brace or more on Wednesday night at 4/1 with betfair.