Barcelona vs Roma Soccer Prediction Today
Packed by a feeling of being insurmountable, Barcelona host Roma on Wednesday, April 4, opening their duel between them in the quarter-finals of the 2017/2018 Champions League. At the Camp Nou, in Catalonia, the match starts scheduled for 15:45 (Brasília time).
The performances of Barca give the impression that no matter how much kryptonite is found along the way, but at the end of Superman will prevail. It was so on Saturday, March 31, against Sevilla. In the game for the Spanish Championship and in the field of the rival, the team of Catalonia was losing by 2 to 0 until the last minutes of the second half. However, at 43 minutes, Luis Suárez (26 Spanish league games, 22 goals), diminished, and the next minute Lionel Messi (29 games, 26 goals), which started between reserves, tied.
Equality by 2 to 2 did not have as much weight in the title race. With 76 points (23 wins and seven draws), Barcelona saw their difference in relation to Atletico Madrid, second place, drop to nine points. But it’s still a big front with eight games to go. The tie was relevant to keep the hope of the conquest coming unbeaten.
It has been like this all season long. Even without great performances, Barcelona have managed to advance without major scares in all competitions. He even secured his place in the decision of the King’s Cup, where he will face Sevilla once again.
To face Roma, Lionel Messi, who has been recovered from the muscle injury that took him from the last two matches of Argentina, should be among the starters. Probably in place of Ousmane Dembelé (ten games, no goal). But there is the possibility of the French being kept making Barcelona with three attackers. In that case, a midfielder would lose his place.
Maybe this decision of coach Ernesto Valverde passes through the physical conditioning of Sérgio Busquets (25 games, a goal). He recovers from a finger injury that has left him out of the last three games. If it is released, it must resume the starting position reducing the chances of a scheme with three attackers.
After four consecutive victories, Roma went 1-0 at a 1-1 draw in Saturday’s showdown with Italian champions Bologna on their home soil. If it was not the result expected by the Romanists, at least served to keep the team in the zone classification for the 2017/2018 edition of the Champions League. He has 60 points (18 wins, six draws and six losses).
This goal seems to be the maximum to be achieved by the team, which has two major problems to face Barcelona. Coach Eusebio di Francesco could be without two of his main midfielders for the match.
Belgian Radja Nainggolan (25 games in the 2017/2018 Italian Championship, three goals) suffered a thigh injury early in the match against Bologna and needed to leave the pitch in the 16th minute of the first half. Still need to go through a new evaluation to see if it can act on Wednesday. Whoever came in and is favorites to take the position if the holder is banned is the Brazilian midfielder Gerson (19 games, two goals), former Fluminense.
The Turkish midfielder Cengiz Under (21 games, five goals) could not even get into the field against Bologna. He came back injured in the friendly in which his country drew 2-2 with Montenegro on 27 March. He also suffered a muscle injury. It is another that will have to be examined again to see if he can be available to face Barcelona.
Soccer Prediction of the Day Barcelona vs Roma
Acting at home, relying on virtually every major player and with the feeling of recovering even in the most delicate situations, Barcelona are the best guessing option for the quarter-final clash of the Champions League.
Prediction Today: Barcelona