Real Madrid vs Roma 03/08/2016 UEFA Champions League Preview, Odds & Prediction
Real Madrid 2-0 Roma
Tuesday 8th March 2016 14:45 (ET)
The Line: Real Madrid 2/5 Draw 7/2 Roma 7/1 See the Latest Odds
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Action from Madrid on Tuesday night as Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid try to finish the tie off against Roma. Real won the first leg 2-0 a victory that was probably a little flattering to Madrid as Ronaldo's goal was a deflected effort and Jese's second goal was on the counter attack. Roma played well but couldnt score on the night, Salah in particular had trouble finding the target but the Chelsea man who is on loan at Roma has scored four goals in his last three and assisted five in his last five. El Sharawaay, on loan from Ac Milan has also found his scoring boots and has scored in three of his last five appearances. Roma under Spaletti are going to be tough to beat here and playing on the counter and without the ball wont bother them.
Real Madrid have played an extra game over the three week period with tough games against Malaga and Atletico Madrid. After the defeat to Atletico there were some rumours of discontent in the camp and Cristiano Ronaldo was put under more intense pressure to clarify comments he made about his team mates not being at his leve. The reality of course is that his team mates are not at his level, Ronaldo has scored twelve goals in Real Madrid's last eight appearances. The Portugese superstar hardly ever misses games and his physical conditioning is incredible. With Ronaldo, Benzema, Bale, Kroos, James there is an abundance of talent in Real's side and it is tough to see how teams are going to stop Real scoring.
At 2-0 this game is all but over, Roma are not going to score three at the Bernebeau but if there was a manager that could turn this around Spaletti is up there , he will set his team up defensively not to concede and try to hit Real on the counter attack. At 2/5 there is absolutely no value in Real. I am instead going to look at the draw, I like Roma on the handicap as well but if they cover the handicap the draw is more than likely the outcome. I am going to take the draw here at a huge price 7/2 for a min bet.