Roma v Barcelona Tips, Preview and Predictions
April 08, 2018
After beating Italian capital side Roma 4-1 at the Camp Nou, Ernesto Valverde’s Barcelona travel to Rome looking to progress into the semi-finals of the competition.
The Spaniards have a superb recent record in the Champions League, having lifted the trophy four times since 2006.
With the Catalan club flying at the top of La Liga, they can pour all their resources into a successful campaign in Europe.
Barcelona are firmly in the driving seat heading to Italy and we’ve picked out our top tips and odds for the second-leg.
Barca to win by three goals
Valverde’s men have a terrific record away from home, having lost just once in their last 24 outings.
Not only this, they have a rich history of smashing Roma by a large margin.
In each of their last three wins over the Italian outfit, Barca have done it by at least three goals, making terrifying reading for a Roma backline that has already conceded four in the first-leg.
With this in mind, back the Lionel Messi led side to triumph by three goals at the Stadio Olimpico – 15/2 with BoyleSports.
Catalan club to win both halves
In every win they’ve had against Roma, Barca have won both halves.
The Spaniards put Eusebio Di Francesco’s side under such pressure in the first-half of the opening leg, they scored two own goals.
Expect Barca to fly out the blocks to compound their aggregate advantage and continue their form in the second-half. They are 17/5 with Coral to win both halves.