Champions League In Focus – Barcelona vs Roma Preview

When? Wednesday 4th April, 19:45 (UK)

Where? Camp Nou

What channel is it on? BT Sport 3

Are tickets still available?

Barcelona - https://www.ticketbis.net/barcelona-v-roma-tickets/ev588229

Roma - SOLD OUT

Where can I stream the match? BT Sport subscribers can stream the match online via the BT Sport website

HEAD-TO-HEAD
All-time meetings: Barcelona W2, Roma W1, D2

BARCELONA

Predicted line-up: Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Pique, Umtiti, Jordi Alba; Rakitic, Paulinho, Iniesta; Messi, L. Suarez, Dembele

Unavailable: Digne (Injured), Coutinho (Ineligible)

Doubtful: Busquets (Injured)

ROMA

Predicted line-up: Alisson; Florenzi, Fazio, Manolas, Kolarov; Strootman, De Rossi, Gerson Silva; El Shaarawy, Dzeko, Perotti

Unavailable: Karsdorp (Injured), Lobont (Injured), Jonathan Silva (Injured)

Doubtful: Nainggolan (Injured), Under (Injured), Lorenzo Pellegrini (Injured)

PREDICTION
Barcelona disposed of Chelsea in the previous round with a mesmerising performance from Lionel Messi at the Camp Nou. The hope if not the expectation will be that there is more of the same when the Catalan giants play host to Roma on Wednesday night.

Barcelona’s unbeaten league record this season looked in danger on Saturday when they were 2-0 down to Sevilla with just minutes on the clock remaining, however late goals from Suarez and Messi made sure it is still intact as they snatched a dramatic draw.

Their opponents Roma edged past Ukrainian outfit Shakhtar Donetsk in the previous round but this pairing will provide a much sterner test and you would be hard pressed to find anything other than a home win.