The Europa Conference League has been an excellent addition this season and both semi final first legs kept the excitement levels up last week. But now Leicester must go to the Stadio Olimpico and get a result against Roma to make it to their first ever continental final.
Where and when: Stadio Olimpico – 5 May, kick-off 20:00
Where you can see Roma vs. Leicester City: BT Sport
Last time: The first leg of this semi final was the first time that Leicester City had ever faced Roma. Now one of the must get the first ever victory to go through.
Roma vs. Leicester City Predictions and Preview
It was an evenly balanced contest at the King Power last week as Leicester and Roma played out a 1-1 draw in the first leg. The home side started the better but allowed Roma to open the scoring – only for Gianluca Mancini to score an own goal with just over 20 minutes to go. Now everything is set up nicely for the second leg.
Roma’s hopes of qualifying for the Champions League via a top four finish have now disappeared. But the race for the Europa League is still on – although Jose Mourinho may feel as though winning this competition is an easier way of achieving that.
Leicester have endured a disappointing domestic season and look like finishing in mid-table. So a first ever European trophy won here would be a great way to round off the campaign, in more ways than one.
Roma vs. Leicester City full time result odds
Mourinho has already stated that he believes that whichever team wins this tie will go on to the win the Europa Conference League this season. He also thinks that the 70,000 fans in the Stadio Olimpico will give his Roma side the advantage. He has no new injury worries and may well reinstate Tammy Abraham into the starting eleven. Leicester will be at full strength too but the home win at 11/10 looks the better value.
Roma vs. Leicester City both teams to score odds
It is no surprise to report that the Mourinho-coached Roma have the better defensive record of the two sides here. But this is a winner takes all knock out match now – and that means that there could be a few goals. Even the usually cautious Roma will push to finish this off in front of their own fans and both teams to score is priced at 17/20.
Roma vs. Leicester City correct score odds
If the attacking players on both sides take control of this game, we could have real goal extravaganza on our hands. Leicester certainly have the firepower – and Brendan Rodgers may let loose Jamie Vardy again from the start as he did in the first leg – but will have trouble containing the Roma strikers. In the spirit of this competition this season, we are going for 3-2 to Roma at 28/1.
Roma vs. Leicester City first goalscorer odds
Tammy Abraham came off the bench with half an hour to go of the game against Bologna at the weekend. He was unable to break the deadlock then, but has been a revelation for Roma this season and is the club’s top scorer. Although he hasn’t scored in the league since the Derby della Capitale in March – and managed one in the thrashing of Bodø/Glimt – his price of 4/1 looks good here.