Bayer Leverkusen vs AS Roma: Betting Preview

Bayer Leverkusen vs AS Roma Match Preview

After prevailing 2-0 away in last week’s first leg, Bayer Leverkusen hosts AS Roma in the return leg of their UEFA Europa League semifinal.

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Xabi Alonso’s Leverkusen continues their remarkable campaign, where they are unbeaten in all 48 competitive matches across all competitions. They are five matches away from going undefeated for the whole season, which would an unbelievable achievement.

Die Werkself had a heavily-rotated lineup on the weekend in their 5-1 destruction of Eintracht Frankfurt. Having won the Bundesliga a couple weeks ago, the only thing on the line for them domestically is remaining unbeaten in the league. The 1987/88 UEFA Cup winners are 90 minutes away from making a second trip to the showpiece of this competition, and first in the Europa League era.

Roma, whose season came alive with the appointment of former player Daniele De Rossi, is now winless in their last three games. That included last week’s 2-0 reverse in the first leg. A 1-1 draw on the weekend saw I Giallorossi drop to sixth spot in the Serie A, and out of the Champions League spots. They are not out of it yet, though, and still believe they can knock Leverkusen out at this stage for the second season running.

Finalists in the Europa League 12 months ago, Roma could make a continental final for the third year running. The last time Roma lost a two-legged knockout round tie at home in Europe came eight years ago in this competition’s old round of 32 against Villarreal. They did manage to win that tie. Could lightning strike twice for the Italians?

Match Facts

Date: Thursday, 2 May 2024

Kickoff Time: 21:00 CET (15:00 ET/12:00 PT)

Location: BayArena, Leverkusen, Germany

Bayer Leverkusen vs AS Roma Predicted Lineups

Bayer Leverkusen: Kovář; Stanišić, Tah, Tapsoba; Frimpong, Andrich, Xhaka, Hincapie; Wirtz, Adli, Grimaldo

AS Roma: Svilar; Zeki Çelik, Mancini, Smalling, Spinazzola; Cristante, Paredes, Pellegrini; Dybala, Lukaku, El Shaarawy

Bayer Leverkusen vs AS Roma Odds

Via Bet365

Bayer Leverkusen Win/To Advance1.50 / 1.02
AS Roma Win/To Advance6.00 / 19.00
Both Teams Score Y/N1.80 / 1.95
Over / Under 2.5 Goals1.66 / 2.20

Bayer Leverkusen vs AS Roma Prediction

Bayer Leverkusen to win at 1.50, to advance at 1.02

Bayer Leverkusen is the overwhelming favourite to progress to the final, and given their campaign so far, it is quite understandable. They have won all of their home games in the UEL this term, and given Roma’s poor away record in Europe, we can expect Die Werkself to go perfect at the BayArena in the Europa League.

In the last three seasons, Roma has won just two away games in the knockout rounds in Europe. Seeing that they lost their home leg – something that has not happened in eight years – it feels as if Roma has finally met their match. It will take a stunning performance from the Giallorossi to prevail in this tie.

Bayer Leverkusen vs AS Roma Tips

Both teams to score at 1.80

While Roma failed to score at home in the first leg, they will likely come out swinging in Germany. We can reasonably expect Leverkusen to find the back of the net. However, Roma will likely score as well, given what is on the line. It will not be a dull game between these two sides, that is for certain.

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