Match date: 09 Dec 2015
| Sport: Football
| Competition: Champions League
| Stake: 8/10
| Pick: 2 (+2 AH)
| Match result:
0-0 - Won
Roma awaiting BATE Borisov in 6th round of Champions league group stage. Roma dropped their form and in last four matches they are without victory, in last round they divided points with Torino on the road, before that suffered defeat at home against Atalanta while in previous round of Champions league suffered convincing defeat on the road against Barcelona 6:1. They are currently at 2nd position at the table in group E with only five points from five rounds, they managed to celebrate only once, against Bayer Leverkusen at home, got two draws and suffered two defeats, against Barcelona and BATE. Roma must go for a victory here in order to reach knockout stage, but they dropped their form. Although they were favorites in first duel against BATE they were outplayed and defeated, now must avoid that scenario at all costs. Roma must improve their performances and try to show much more than in previous four duels to achieve positive outcome here. In Italian Serie A they are at 4th position with 5 points less than current league leaders Inter, they showed good attacking skills and scored 30 goals in 15 rounds but they must try to find consistency in their game and end this series of bad results. Roma has some problems with injuries, defensive midfielder Kevin Strootman, defender Elio Capradosi, attacking midfielder Franceso Totti and forwards Gervinho and Mohamed Salah will all stay out of action for this match.
BATE on the other side achieved great success by qualifying for Champions league group stage but they are now at last position in this group with four points, theoretically they still have chances to reach knockout stage but that would be a sensation. For progressing further in Champions league they must win in this match and Barcelona must at least divide points with Levekusen, everything is possible and BATE showed great team work so far but for victory now must show really outstanding performances. In their domestic league Bate is doing fine job in defending of the title but in Champions league it will be very hard for them to continue their journey. All in all BATE showed great team spirit, they managed to earn four points and now will for sure try to repeat result from first duel with Roma and achieve historical victory, it will be very hard since this match is on the road and Roma also must win in order to reach knockout stage. BATE were playing against really strong sides in this group, and they can be satisfied with results, in previous two duels in CL on the road they failed to earn any points and for sure will be very difficult to do that in this match. They have no problems with injuries and all players are fully fit and ready for this match.
This will for sure be very interesting match, both sides must win and Roma is big favorite here but they are not in great shape, they have failed to win in last four duels in all competitions but now have imperative to take all three points in front of their fans, while BATE can be satisfied with results, they were fighting with strongest European teams and managed to earn 4 points and score five goals, BATE don't have big chances to win their placement but I don't expect very convincing victory of hosts despite they are favorites.