Odds: Roma 8/5, Draw 23/10, Chelsea 8/5
Kick Off: 1945, 31/10/2017
Stadium: Stadio Olimpico
TV: BT Sport
Roma looked the better team when drawing 3-3 with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the Champions League and are fancied to come out on top back on home turf.
The Italians upset the Blues with a high-pressing game that helped them to dominate possession, enjoying a 60-40 superiority in that department.
A repeat of that performance would make the Serie A side hard to handle in front of their fervent supporters and 8/5 for a home win gets the nod in our Roma vs Chelsea betting predictions.
A Look At Roma’s Betting Odds
Roma had been far from impressive in their first two Group C fixtures, being on the back foot for much of a goalless draw with Atletico Madrid and then labouring to a 2-1 win over Qarabag.
However, the physicality of their display in London clearly ruffled a few Chelsea feathers, with Eusebio Di Francesco’s tactics helping the Giallorossi to control proceedings for long periods in the second half.
Edin Dzeko’s double strike was obviously no fluke as last season’s Serie A Golden Boot hero has again been in fine form this term.
The former Manchester City forward should get more chances to shine if Roma’s midfield remains in such a determined mood.
Looking at the Roma vs Chelsea odds, 5/2 for a home win and over 2.5 goals has obvious appeal after the first encounter.
A Look At Chelsea’s Betting Odds
Chelsea went into the clash with Roma following back-to-back Premier League defeats against Manchester City and Crystal Palace and lacked energy in their engine room without the injured N’Golo Kante.
“I didn’t like the type of football we played for a lot of the game,” admitted Antonio Conte. ““We know Roma are a strong team but we gave up too much in terms of possession and must do better.”
On the plus side, Eden Hazard highlighted his class with a brace of goals and the Blues definitely showed they can trouble Roma’s rearguard.
We’re rounding off our Roma vs Chelsea betting tips by taking 3/1 for a home win and both teams to score.
Last Champions League result:
CHELSEA 3-3 ROMA – David Luiz, Eden Hazard (2) & Aleksandar Kolarov, Edin Dzeko (2)
Previous head-to-head: Roma 3-1 Chelsea, Chelsea 1-0 Roma
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