Champions League Round of 16: Roma vs. Real Madrid

Published February 16, 2016 by Sol FH

Champions League Round of 16: Roma vs. Real Madrid

Roma vs Real Madrid live tomorrow, Wednesday 17/2, 19:45 GMT and bet365 offering special in-play offer prior to the match.

The round of 16 is upon us. One of the highlights of tomorrow night will be at Stadio Olympico between home town hopefuls Roma, and Spanish powerhouse Real Madrid, under new unbeaten head coach Zinedine Zidane. Zidane will have a tall task on his hands of attempting to win his first ever Champions League match on the coaching side, and he will need to do so against Roma's new coach Luciano Spalletti.

These teams have a history in the Champions League, with eight matches between them. Real has won four, while Roma has won three and they have drawn once. The most recent match between them was a friendly last summer in July, whilst former head coach Roberto Benitez coached, and lost his first match as Madrid coach 7-6 on penalties after a scoreless 90 minutes.

Roma have not been to the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals since 2008 and they are really going to put up a fight in order to get there. It is questionable if they deserve to be in the round of 16, as they qualified behind Barcelona having only won a single match. Roma have lost only once in their last 13 in all competitions, but they have only won six of them, drawing seven times.

Real Madrid are ten-time European Champs and are attempting to make the quarter-finals in the Champions League for a sixth successive time. Zidane has led Madrid to six straight wins since taking over on January 4. Ronaldo and Benzema will surely threaten the Roma defense, as the two have 35 goals in their last 12 matches in all competitions.

bet365 In-Play Offer and Odds

bet365 Sports will be offering punters a chance to get a risk-free in-play wager when placing a pre-match bet for the same stake. Place a pre-match bet, and then an in-play bet after kickoff, if the in-play bet loses bet365 will refund the money up to $50 or currency equivalent according to your largest pre-match bet. In case the punter's bet slip has more in-play selections than one, the first bet on the slip will count as risk free. Please note that this offer is not available for punters from the UK and Ireland. 

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