Roma vs Barcelona by GWiz
Miralem Pjanič and Kevin Strootman are injured!
Possible line-up Barcelona : Ter Stegen(GK), Roberto, Pique, Mascherano, Alba, Iniesta, Busquets, Rakitič, Messi, Suarez, Neymar (4-3-3)
Dani Alves, Claudio Bravo and Thomas Vermaelen are injured!
Roma are likely to be without Miralem Pjanic, who was injured on international duty with Bosnia & Herzegovina, with Kevin Strootman also a long-term absentee in midfield. Roma played 3 home matches in last seasons Champions League and scored 6 goals, 5 of them against CSKA Moscow. Team lost 1-7 to Bayern with Gervinho scoring the only goal and Gervinho is well known with his spirit and scoring even in situations like that. Then Roma lost 0-2 to Manchester City and something very similar could happen against Barcelona. In attack the likes of Gervinho, Salah and Falque may support Edin Dzeko, while goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny completes a strong former Premier League contingent.
Barcelona is current Champions League title holder and arrives to Roma with Messi, Suarez and Neymar being healthy. Gerard Pique, who is suspended in the league, will return to the side in Europe at the expense of Thomas Vermaelen, who picked up an injury early on against Atletico. In the absence of Dani Alves youngster Sergi Roberto is likely to continue to deputise out of position at right-back. Barcelona have scored at least 2 goals in 11 of their last 12 matches in the Champions League. Barcelona have won 10 of their last 11 matches in the Champions League.
Luis Enrique returns to the club he managed in 2011/12 and should head back to Spain with three points as the visitors have the far better team, and Roma are likely to be without a key man in Miralem Pjanic.
|AWAY win||Bet365||1.62||9||1-1 LOST (-9 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.