Real Madrid vs AS Roma PREVIEW & PREDICTION 19/09/2018

The current European champion makes his debut in the UEFA Champions League, when on Wednesday he jumps to the stadium Santiago Bernabéu stadium to receive the visit of one of the protagonists of the previous edition of the tournament as is the Italian cast Roma, in game corresponding to Group G.

Real Madrid:

Real Madrid play in the Champions League for 22nd consecutive season being the team with the highest participation in the competition and for this 2018/19 goes for its fourth consecutive title in the European Champions League and does so without one of its main figures in recent years as is the Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo.

Those led by Julen Lopetegui pitifully could not get the victory in their last game for the League when they tied a goal in his visit to Athletic Bilbao and while he remains undefeated in all four games, now they are in second place with 10 points , two less than the leader Barcelona.

But now they focus on making their debut with the right foot in the UEFA Champions League and more at home where they have a record of 22 wins in their last 25 group matches against their fans.

AS Roma:

Meanwhile, the start of the season for those led by Eusebio Di Francesco has not been the expected, so the Giallorossi have only been able to win a game of four in Serie A and this was achieved on the first day when they won 0-1 in his visit to Torino, after which ties have come against Atalanta 3-3 and Chievo 2-2, while in his visit to AC Milan were defeated 2-1, these results place Rome in ninth place with just 5 points seven points less than the Juventus leader, so we could say that the Giallorosi is out of the fight for the Scudetto.

Despite this Rome wants to repeat what was done in the previous edition of the UEFA Champions League, when they reached the semifinals being eliminated by Liverpool, in a series where the Italians sinned of naivety in his visit to Anfield.

However, keep in mind that Roma only won one of their last 15 games away from home in the competition where nine ended in defeat, but we must say that the last four visits by the Champions League were defeats and even received a total of 13 goals conceded in those defeats.

These teams met in the current edition of the International Champions Cup and the victory went to Real Madrid 2-1, with goals from Asensio and Bale for the Spanish, while the discount was put by Strootman.

Now in terms of direct confrontations these teams have played 13 commitments of which ten were for the Champions League and in this competition Real Madrid has the advantage with 6 wins by 3 from Rome.

PREDICTION: Both teams to score / YES @ 1.58