Betting tips & odds comparison 29.04.2021 Manchester United FC - AS Roma
Betting Tip for matchday 1 of the 2020/2021 Europa League between Manchester United FC and AS Roma. The game will be played at Old Trafford (Manchester, England) on 29.04.2021 at 21:00.
Manchester United vs AS Roma, Europa League 29.04.2021
English giants Manchester United welcome Italian bigwigs AS Roma at Old Trafford for the first leg of their Europa League semi-final on Thursday.
Winning this trophy will be a major boost for both of these clubs’ season and this is, therefore, a very critical tie for them. This preview will focus on Betway betting app prices for our betting tips.
Manchester United have been in tremendous form in this competition since dropping down from the Champions League. They made light work of Spanish sides and Real Sociedad and Granada either side of a tough tie against Roma’s counterparts AC Milan who they saw off 2-1 on aggregate.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s brief spell as the gaffer has seen him come up short in their last four cup semifinals – including last season’s one-off tie with Sevilla in this very competition. They will look to end that long dry spell and lift their first trophy since Mourinho led them to success in the 2017 final of this cup.
All indications are that the Red Devils are on an upward curve though and are quite rightly regarded as the favorites to win it all. They have learned from their previous missteps and have gained more experience in the process. They are also riding on a 17 game unbeaten run at home in the Europa League.
Italy’s last remaining team in this competition has had contrasting fortunes in the domestic league and in this cup. Balancing their continental dreams and maintaining top-notch performances in the Serie A has proven to be a tough challenge for Paulo Fonseca. Things came to a head last weekend when they lost 3-2 against relegation candidates Cagliari.
That loss coming just a week after they lost to Torino, who are also struggling, left them wallowing in 7th place on the log and pressure is mounting on Fonseca. Winning this competition may be his ultimate saving grace from the looks of it.
They have impressed in this year’s edition, topping Group A and dispatching off opponents in the knockout rounds with relative ease, except Ajax in the last round where they had to dig deep before seeing them off over two close quarterfinal legs.
Possible Line Ups
|MANCHESTER UNITED||AS ROMA|
|OUT: Martial (Knee) and Mancini (Suspended), Calafiori (Muscle), Pedro (Muscle), Zaniolo (ACL)|
MANCHESTER UNITED VS AS ROMA BETTING PREDICTIONS
A fascinating encounter is expected here. United have been in imperious form in this competition in particular and prevailed against highly-fancied Spanish side Real Sociedad and Italian giants AC Milan in previous rounds. Roma breezed through the early stages of the competition but they have since huffed and puffed particularly in the last round against an Ajax team that created a lot of chances against them but couldn’t make them count. The Red Devils are the quintessential counter-attacking team and will not throw away opportunities that come their way. We feel they have what it takes to carry an advantage to the return leg and we are backing them to win or draw and under 3.5 goals @ 1.73 as our first betting tip.
As previously stated, both clubs look at this cup as the nadir for their respective seasons. Roma have underachieved by every measure in the Serie A while for United, this is their last chance to claim any price of silverware this season. With this in mind, we can expect a rather physical and competitive encounter with a potential for harsh challenges. We are therefore going with the cards market for our final shout here and we fancy Over 3.5 bookings to land @ 1.50 with Betway bookie review.
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