Betting Tip: AS Roma v Qarabag FK
Roma take on Qarabag in the Champions League next week, with a win for the home side confirming their place in the knockout phase of the competition. Their opponents are yet to win in Group C, meaning that they head to Rome more in hope than expectation. Rome host Azerbaijani side Qarabag FK at the Stadio Olimpico next week, with the home side hoping to secure their place in the knockout phase of the competition with three points.
Champions League – Stadio Olimpico, Rome – Tuesday 5th December – 19:45 UK Time
Best Odd of: 1/10 at Ladbrokes
Best Odd of: 11 at PaddyPower
Best Odd of: 40 at Ladbrokes
The Italian giants have lost just once in Group C so far, making them the firm favourites for victory. However, with their opponents having claimed draws against recent finalists Atletico Madrid over recent weeks, Eusebio Di Francesco’s men may not have things all their own way. For those still unsure of who to back for the win, be sure to check out our top betting tip below. However, let’s first take a closer look at the two teams, starting with the home side.
AS Roma Team News & Form
Despite losing 2-0 to Atletico Madrid last time out in Europe, Roma are still in an extremely strong position in Group C. The Italian giants have won two and drawn two of their previous matches, despite having scored just eight goals in the competition to date. Manager Di Francesco has a whole host of talented players to select from next week, with the likes of Edin Dzeko, Diego Perotti and Kevin Strootman all expected to line up for the home side. Roma will be looking to put the disappointment of their 1-1 draw with Genoa at the weekend firmly behind them.
Qarabag FK Team News & Form
Qarabag suffered their third defeat in Group C last time around against Chelsea, with Captain Rashad Sadygov will miss out on their trip to Italy following his red card against Antonio Conte’s side. The Azerbaijani side have scored just two goals from their five matches, conceding 13 in the process. South African striker Dino Ndlovu is perhaps the biggest threat for the visitors, alongside Brazilian midfielder Pedro Henrique.
Head to Head
Roma’s 2-1 win against Qarabag earlier on in the campaign was the first ever meeting between the two clubs, meaning that few conclusions can be drawn when it comes to their head-to-head record.
Betting Odds and Predictions
Given their status as the home team and their performances in Group C so far, it comes as little surprise that it is Roma who are the favourites for victory with the majority of bookmakers. The hosts can be backed at odds of 1/10 with Ladbrokes, while those looking to bet on an away win for Qarabag FK can take advantage of 40/1 odds with Ladbrokes.
Top Betting Tip
However, our top betting tip for the match is to bet on there being over 2.5 goals during the 90 minutes at the Stadio Olimpico, which can be found at a best price of 4/11 at Ladbrokes.