AS Roma vs Real Madrid: Match preview, team news, predictions, betting odds, venue & where to watch details | UEFA Champions League 2018-19
AS Roma and Real Madrid clash in a crucial match to decide who tops Group G. Both teams come into the match on the back of surprising losses in their respective league games.
Real Madrid seemed to have finally found some consistency to their form after 4 victories in 4 matches under new manager Solari, but last weekend's crushing away defeat against Eibar has once again brought doom and gloom back to the Real Madrid fans.
AS Roma also seems to have the same problems as Real Madrid after their loss against Udinese in the weekend opened a 18 point gap between the league leaders and the 7th placed Roman side.
AS Roma vs Real Madrid: Kickoff information
Date: 27 September
Kickoff: 21:00 (local time), 01:30 (IST)
Venue: Stadio Olimpico, Rome
AS Roma vs Real Madrid: Team news
Dani Carvajal is expected to make his first start in 2 months after coming on as a substitute in the weekend against Eibar.
Casemiro and Nacho are expected to be out with injuries.
Daniele De Rossi and Diego Perotti are out with injuries, while Edin Dzeko is likely to be back in the first XI after starting the match against Udinese from the bench.
Centre-back Kostas Manolas is doubtful for the fixture.
AS Roma vs Real Madrid: Predicted line-up
AS Roma: Olsen, Kolarov, Fazio, Manolas, Santon, Cristante, N'Zonzi, Florenzi, Pellegrini, Under, Dzeko
Real Madrid: Courtois, Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo, Modric, Kroos, Ceballos, Bale, Benzema, Isco
AS Roma vs Real Madrid: Form guide
The last 5 competitive matches
AS Roma: L-W-W-D-D
Real Madrid: L-W-W-W-W
AS Roma vs Real Madrid: Head to head
AS Roma: 3 wins
Real Madrid: 7 wins
AS Roma vs Real Madrid: Betting odds
(Bet 365, betting odds taken as of November 26)
AS Roma: 5/2
Real Madrid: 23/20
AS Roma vs Real Madrid: Prediction
Both teams have been let down by their leaky defences, and this match is sure to produce some goals.
Real Madrid looks the bigger team on paper, but it is hard to predict which Real Madrid will appear against Roma today.
Prediction: AS Roma 2-3 Real Madrid