AS Roma vs Chelsea
UEFA Champions League
Date: Tuesday, 31st October 2017
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Stadio Olimpico (Rome).
Points key for both Roma and Chelsea when they meet for the matchday 4 fixture of the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League.
The 3-3 draw between the teams at Stamford Bridge combined with Atletico’s draw at Qarabag keep all four teams in contention for knockout qualification.
Chelsea are top of the group with 7 points having beaten Qarabag 6-0 on matchday 1 and Atletico Madrid 2-1 on the next round.
Meanwhile, the second placed Roma have 5 points in their bag. The lone win came at Qarabag, while they drew with strong sides Chelsea and Atleti.
Atletico Madrid and Qarabag are yet to win a match and have 2 and 1 points respectively.
Roma are on an excellent run of form and are coming on the back of three 1-0 wins in the Serie A. They lost just two of their 13 matches in all competitions this season, both happened against top two sides in Serie A Napoli and Inter. The Partenopei raked up 9 wins alongside 2 draws.
Chelsea are also coming with three wins on the bounce after the 3-3 draw against Roma on matchday 3. The only difference is that they have been far from convincing in those wins. The defense has been all over the places which will be the major worry for Conte in the trip to Stadio San Paolo.
Roma vs Chelsea: Head-to-head
The teams met twice before the 3-3 draws at the Stamford Bridge on 18th October. And both teams won their respective home games; 3-1 at Rome, 1-0 at the Bridge.
Roma’s record vs English teams: 32 matches – 9W,10D,13L. At home – 8W,3D,4L from 15 games.
Chelsea’s record vs Italian sides – 19 matches – 6W,6D,7L. In Italy – 1 win from 9 games, 3 draws and 5 losses.
Roma vs Chelsea: Predictions
Both teams have plenty of quality in their squad and there is no doubt that this will be a highly entertaining football match.
Having said that, the sides have ample problems when there is quality attacking players in the opposition ranks. So, once again we are expected to witness a high scoring game.
Correct Score Prediction: 2-2 for 13.00.
Roma vs Chelsea: Bet Tips
Both teams to score and Draw for 4.00 odd (Considering the 1-1 ft score win us the bet).
Anytime goalscorer: Edin Dzeko for 1.90.
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