PREVIEW & PREDICTION – Shakhtar Donetsk vs AS Roma 21/02/2018

PREVIEW & PREDICTION – Shakhtar Donetsk vs AS Roma 21/02/2018

Wednesday, at 19:45, Sahtior Donetk will receive Rome’s visit to the first hand of the UEFA Champions League finals. The match will take place at the “OSC Metalist” stadium in Kharkov.

Extremely interesting circumstances ahead of one of the most balanced disputes in the finals finals of this season of the UEFA Champions League. Sorties brought two facets to the front, which would benefit from a clear outsider status, no matter which of the two teams will advance further. Analyzing the situation in the host group, this kicked off the official matches just before this double hose, with Rome, coming in full in the second half of the season in Ukraine, dismantling Chernomorets Odessa with a score of 5-0. Even so, this result obtained in front of a submediated team is irrelevant, and what matters is the momentary form. Sahtior has the merit of knocking Napoli out of the race for optimism, cumulating this fact with success in front of the strong Manchester City (2-1), but, however, Rome looks better ahead of the Kharkov confrontation.

Indeed, Eusebio Di Francesco’s band recently crossed a more sensitive period in the championship, but he was in a comeback. Rome scored the most points in the last three stages, the most recent proof being the success of the solid Udinese field, score 2-0, in which the young Cengiz Under shone again. I could even write a look here. Although AS Roma is known to be a scorching team that scores and gets goals on the conveyor belt, this is rarely seen in Di Francesco’s mandate, the former Sassuolo technician turning “giallorossi” in a much better organized defensive group that also finds the way to the wrong side.

Sahtior Donetk (4-2-3-1): Pyatov- Butko, Ordets, Rakitski, Ismaily- Fred, Stepanenko-Marlos, Taison, Bernard-Ferreyra

AS Roma (4-2-3-1): Alisson – Florenzi, Manolas, Fazio, Kolarov – De Rossi, Strootman – Under, Nainggolan, Perotti – Dzeko