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- Shakhtar Donetsk scored at least once in six of their last seven home matches.
- Roma found the net at least once in nine of their last 12 fixtures.
- Roma have won six of their last seven Europa League games.
Goals at both ends in Ukraine?
Roma will start Thursday’s Last 16 second-leg tie in total command having built a healthy 3-0 lead in their first meeting with Shakhtar Donetsk last week, though the Italian giants could struggle to keep a clean sheet in the teams’ second encounter.
Shakhtar deserved to notch at least once in Italy seven days ago, though the Ukrainian outfit were thwarted by a series of superb saves from Roma stopper Pau Lopez.
The Miners, who rattled four goals past Desna at the weekend, should be able to impact the scoresheet this time around, though keeping Roma out at the other end should prove just as difficult as it did in the first-leg.
The Giallorossi have notched at least once in nine of their last 12 assignments in all competitions, and they showed last week in Rome that they have the tools to unlock the Donetsk defence.
With that considered, backing both teams to score is advised for Thursday’s tussle, while our 2-1 correct score prediction tips Roma to win for the seventh time in eight Europa League fixtures.