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AS Roma vs. FC Porto UEFA Champions League Betting Pick

Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
AS Roma vs. FC Porto

The online soccer betting action that the UEFA Champions League offers is finally upon us. Well technically, the Round of 16 is finally here. One of the first matchups that sportsbook players can tune in for is this Tuesday’s AS Roma vs. FC Porto contest. Both sides are highly respected in their respective leagues and this contest should make for some quality entertainment. So what kind of outcome can we expect out of this UEFA sportsbook matchup? Let’s check up on this Tuesday’s betting odds to see what the bookmakers have to say about it.

AS Roma vs. FC Porto – Tuesday, February 12th         

When: 3:00 pm ET

Where: Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy

TV: ESPN

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Online Soccer Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
FC Porto +½ (-121) 2½ (-108) +286
AS Roma -½ (+106) 2½ (-107) +109
FC Porto/AS Roma Draw +247
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AS Roma         

All in all, AS Roma is having an up and down season in Italian Serie A play this season. Right now the club is sitting on a 10-8-5 record that grants them 38 points on the season. Ultimately this ranks them 6th overall in the league, placing them a whopping 55 points behind the league-leading Juventus. At the end of the day AS Roma’s goal differential is what separates them from the top dogs in the league, seeing as how 4 out of 5 of the teams ranked above them are faring better in that department. It’s not so much a question of firepower, seeing as how AS Roma’s offense ranks as the 3rd best in the league. However, their defense isn’t quite as sharp as they rank 8th overall. So what does this mean for this UEFA Champions’ League matchup? Well it doesn’t exactly spell good news for AS Roma. After all, FC Porto just happens to wield the 2nd best scoring offense and best defense in their respective league. Notwithstanding this fact, the odds are still favoring AS Roma slightly here.

Players to Watch: Stephan El Shaarawy (15 GP, 8 G, 1 A), Aleksandar Kolarov (21 GP, 6 G, 2 A), and Edin Dzeko (19 GP, 5 G, 3 A).

FC Porto       

It’s safe to say that FC Porto is off to a fantastic start, seeing as how they’re currently the best team in the Portuguese Liga. They’ve climbed to that rank by posting a 16-3-2 record in league play. This grants them 51 points on the season which, as aforementioned, pegs them as the best team in Portugal. However, FC Porto isn’t all that safe up there since two teams are within 2 points of tying them. Notwithstanding that heated situation, FC Porto is bound to give it their all this Tuesday. They have looked a bit better this season so it’s surprising to see the odds the way they are here.

Players to Watch: Tiquinho Soares (16 GP, 9 G, 1 A), Yacine Brahimi (21 GP, 7 G, 0 A), and Moussa Marega (18 GP, 7 G, 5 A).

AS Roma vs. FC Porto Betting Predictions

Trends

  • AS Roma is 2-2-1 SU in their last 5 games
  • AS Roma has scored 11 goals in their last 5 games
  • ASR has allowed 13 goals in their last 5 games
  • FC Porto is 2-3-0 SU in their last 5 games
  • FC Porto has scored 8 goals in their last 5 games
  • FCP has allowed 4 goals in their last 5 games
AS Roma vs. FC Porto Betting Picks

So which side should mobile betting fans take in this AS Roma vs. FC Porto contest? All things considered, taking FC Porto straight up here is a pretty lucrative offer. They have what’s needed to win this game here, even if it takes place in Italy. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 3-1 FC Porto.