Qarabag vs Roma UEFA Champions League Football Expert Picks and Free Predictions


FK Qarabag
FK Qarabag
(0-1-0)
12:00 pm ET, Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Tofiq Bahramov
AS Roma
AS Roma
(0-0-1)
ESPN 3, FOX Sport 2
 
Qarabag vs Roma UEFA Champions League Football Expert Picks and Free Predictions

Qarabag may have very little hope of making it through this Champions League group, but they will be hoping to display more mettle than they managed in their opener earlier this month. They travelled to London to face off with Chelsea, which culminated in the Premier League champions handing out a 6-0 battering to the Azerbaijanis.

In this first ever group stage match in Azerbaijan, a lot of unknowns are bound to rule the day.  Sometimes, playing against a very good team at a ground you know well is easier than going to a much smaller side with a brand new ground.  That's what Roma face, as well as a far-flung country with almost guaranteed strange accommodations.  

Roma are also on a long winless streak in matches held away from home in the Champions League.  It has been nine games without an away win in this competition, and that is a big reason why they have failed so regularly in Europe and have lost some of their big players to other teams down the years.

Roma are definitely in this category of bigger teams, and they have looked very impressive at times this season. They played out a goalless draw against Atletico Madrid in their group stage opener and have since won all three of their following Serie A games.

Qarabag are at 13/2, a draw is at 16/5, and a Roma win is at 4/9.

Roma -1 is at 6/5, and that is a very safe bet and a good one because they should win, but it's not a certainty they can run the score up.  

Qarabag vs Roma News & Prediction

Qarabag: Gurban Gurbanov has no injuries or suspensions to account for ahead of this tough match with the side from Rome.

Roma: Defensive trio Nura Abdullahi, Rick Karsdorp, and Emerson are injured, as is striker Patrik Schick. Winger Diego Perotti is also a doubt.

VDB Free Betting Prediction: Qarabag 1-3 Roma

 

Qarabag vs Roma VDB Betting Odds & Lineups

Qarabag vs Roma VDB Betting Odds

  Spread MoneyLine Total
Qarabag +1 (+115) +650 2½ (-135)o
Roma -1 (-140) -235 2½ (+110)u
DRAW +360

Qarabag vs Roma Probable Lineups

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Qarabag vs Roma VDB Sport Betting Head to Head and Matchup Report

Qarabag - Last 6 Games

22/09/2017 Qarabag - Sumgayit Sheher Sumgayit 4 : 1  (0 : 1) (4 : 0) Premier League
17/09/2017 Qarabag - Kapaz Ganja 2 : 0  (1 : 0) (1 : 0) Premier League
12/09/2017 Chelsea - Qarabag 6 : 0  (2 : 0) (4 : 0) Champions League Gr.C
26/08/2017 Qarabag - Gabala 2 : 1  (0 : 0) (2 : 1) Premier League
23/08/2017 FC København - Qarabag 2 : 1  (1 : 0) (1 : 1) Champions League Playoff Round
19/08/2017 Qarabag - FK Inter Baku 1 : 0  (0 : 0) (1 : 0) Premier League

Roma - Last 6 Games

23/09/2017 AS Roma - Udinese 3 : 1  (3 : 0) (0 : 1) (W) Serie A
20/09/2017 Benevento - AS Roma 0 : 4  (0 : 2) (0 : 2) (W) Serie A
16/09/2017 AS Roma - Hellas Verona 3 : 0  (2 : 0) (1 : 0) (W) Serie A
12/09/2017 AS Roma - Atlético Madrid 0 : 0  (0 : 0) (0 : 0) (D) Champions League Gr.C
01/09/2017 AS Roma - Chapecoense 4 : 1  (3 : 0) (1 : 1) (W) International Friendlies
26/08/2017 AS Roma - Inter 1 : 3  (1 : 0) (0 : 3) (L) Serie A