Porto should play against Roma at Campo Bela Vista on Wednesday friendly game.
Porto entered this match thanks to yesterday’s 2-0 win over Lille Jocelyn Gourvennec. The goals of midfielder Bruno Costa and Brazilian striker Fernando Andrade in the second half secured the victory for Porto from Sergio Conceica.
On the other hand, Roma beat Debrecen 5-2 in a friendly match a few days ago. Goals by Spanish striker Borja Mayoral, midfielders Lorenzo Pellegrini and Nicolo Zaniolo and the second half from Bosnia and Herzegovina veteran Edin Dzeko closed the deal for Roma Jose Mourinho.
The goals of strikers Donat Barany and Roland Ugrai proved to be a mere consolation to Debrecen.
Porto vs Roma, head to head matches
In four meetings between the two sides, Porto won two games, lost one and drew one.
The two clubs last clashed in 2019 in the return leg of the Champions League round of 16, while Porto beat Roma 3-1. Goals by Brazilian striker Francisco Soares, international Mali Mousse Marega and Brazilian left-back Alex Telles secured Porto’s victory. The penalty for the first half of the legendary midfielder Daniel De Rossi for Roma proved to be their lone goal in the match.
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Porto vs Roma Team News
Porto will be without Colombian midfielder Mateus Uribe and Japanese striker Shoye Nakajima, with both players injured. Mexican striker Jesus Corona represents his country in the CONCACAF Gold Cup and will not be available. Argentine goalkeeper Agustin Marchesin was part of the Argentina team that won the Copa America 2021 and he still has doubts.
Injured: Mateus Uribe, Shoya Nakajima
Suspicious: Agustin Marchesin
Not available: Jesus Corona
Meanwhile, Roma manager Jose Mourinho will not be able to request the services of left-back Leonardo Spinazzola, who came out with an injury. Experienced Spanish striker Pedro, Argentine central defender Federico Fazio and Swedish goalkeeper Robin Olsen are not part of the 25-man team. There are doubts about the availability of young left-back Riccardo Calafiori and French midfielder Jordan Veretout.
Injured: Leonardo Spinazzola
Suspicious: Riccardo Calafiori, Jordan Veretout
Not available: Pedro, Federico Fazio, Robin Olsen, Javier Pastore, Davide Santon
Porto – Roma Predicted XI
Porto Predicted XI (4-3-3): Diogo Costa, Wilson Manafa, Diogo Leite, Pepe, Zaidu Sanusi, Sergio Oliveira, Bruno Costa, Romario Baro, Toni Martinez, Mehdi Taremi, Evanilson
Roma predicts XI (4-4-2): Rui Patricio, Rick Karsdorp, Chris Smalling, Gianluca Mancini, Bryan Reynolds, Stephan El Shaarawy, Lorenzo Pellegrini, Gonzalo Villar, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Edin Dzeko, Nicolo Zaniolo
Porto – Roma Prediction
Porto strengthened their team by signing Croatian midfielder Marko Grujić for an indefinite period from Liverpool. Portuguese national team player Sergio Oliveira enjoyed a good season last time, and the 29-year-old will be crucial this time as well.
On the other hand, Roma have a new manager in the form of Jose Mourinho. The Portuguese enjoyed a good start to his stay in Roma with some strong pre-season results. Portuguese goalkeeper Rui Patricio has already joined the club from Wolverhampton Wanderers, while Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka should arrive from Arsenal soon.
Roma could just pass by Porto.
Prediction: Porto 0-1 Roma