Manchester United vs Roma Odds & Prediction – Europa League Semifinals Leg 1

  • EPL’s second-placed side welcomes currently inconsistent Italians at 3:00 pm ET on Thursday
  • United unbeaten at home in last 10 fixtures while Roma haven’t won in four games
  • See all Odds and Best Bets for Manchester United vs Roma – Europa League Semifinals Leg 1

Manchester United will be the team in hugely superior form when its hosts Roma in the Europa League’s semifinal first leg on Thursday. Manchester United vs Roma kicks off at Old Trafford at 3:00 pm ET.

The English giant has suffered just one defeat in its last 21 matches across all competitions – and has won its last four home games.

Meanwhile, Roma is without a win in four fixtures and has been beaten in their last two outings on the road.

Manchester United vs Roma Odds

Matchup Spread Moneyline Total at DraftKings
Manchester Utd. vs Roma MAN -1.5 (+148) | ROM +1.5 (-180) MAN -195 | ROM +510 | DRAW +335 Ov 3.5 (+210) | Un 3.5 (-265)

Odds as of April 28

So it is understandable that the oddsmakers at DraftKings make United the wide favorite for a home win at -195.

Further, Roma is a wide outsider at +510 with the draw at +335.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s United side is hoping to lift a trophy won by the club as recently as 2017 under the command of Jose Mourinho.

They have, moreover, virtually sealed a Champions League qualification place for next season as they sit in second place in the Premier League behind leaders Manchester City.

No Pressure for UCL Place

This, therefore, means they are not reliant on success in this season’s Europa League for a place in next season’s UCL, which means it can approach this semifinal with some pressure removed.

By contrast, Roma is currently in seventh place in Italy’s Serie A – a position which means that, currently, a Europa League triumph offers its only route into European competition for next season.

There could be a flurry of goals on the agenda here for United with the spread offer of +148 for a win by at least two looking attractive (Asian Handicap -1.5).

It is the second-highest scoring side in the EPL with 64 goals.

And they hit the net 15 times even while failing to advance beyond their Champions League group – a third-place finish firing them into the Europa League.

Roma has scored 26 times in its 12 group games and knockout ties in the UEL.

Meanwhile, Roma has had defensive troubles lately – conceding eight goals in their last four games.

Indeed, they have allowed in 51 league goals in Italy.

They are, however, decent enough in front of goal with 58 strikes in Serie A – the sixth-highest tally.

Furthermore, they have scored no fewer than 26 times in its 12 group games and knockout ties in the UEL.

UEL Manchester United vs Roma Stats

Manchester Utd
VS
Roma
4 Wins 9
2 Draws 2
0 Losses 1
10 Goals 26
1 Goals Against 9
12 Yellow Cards 27
0 Red Cards 0
5 Clean Sheets 5

Last time out on Sunday, United was involved in a 0-0 draw with Leeds United.

It ended a run of five straight wins in which they scored 11 times.

United’s last defeat in the EPL was a 2-1 reverse at home against Sheffield United on January 27.

In addition, their only recent setback was a 3-1 defeat at Leicester City in the FA Cup quarterfinal on March 21.

After surprisingly failing to get beyond the UCL group stage, United has made impressive progress to the UEL’s last four.

Big Win for Utd at Milan

Their 1-0 win at AC Milan in the last 16 was particularly gratifying following a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford.

They advanced to the semifinal by twice defeating Granada 2-0 in the last eight.

Certainly, Roma will be daunted by United’s form on their own patch where they have won the last four games and are unbeaten in their last ten outings.

Roma was beaten 3-2 by Cagliari in its most recent fixture.

That made it three league games without a win – a sequence extended to four by the 1-1 draw in the UEL quarterfinal second against Ajax.

However, Roma had won the first leg 2-1 to ensure their progression.

They finished top of their UEL group ahead of Young Boys of Berne.

Subsequently, they were a 2-0 winner away and a 3-1 winner at home against Portugal’s Braga in the last 32.

The last 16 saw a 3-0 win at home against Shakhtar Donetsk followed by a 2-1 victory in Ukraine.

There has been no win for Roma in England since 2001.

The Spanish forward Borja Mayoral – on loan from Real Madrid – is Roma’s leading scorer with 15 goals in all competitions.

The Portuguese midfielder Bruno Fernandes tops United’s chart with 24 strikes.

There has been no win for Roma in England since 2001.

Further, the last time these teams met competitively in the last eight of the UCL in 2008, there were two wins for United – by 2-0 in Italy and then 1-0 in England.

So, to sum up a comfortable win for United looks in prospect on Thursday with the opportunity to succeed on the spread bet front.

Pick: Manchester United +148 (Asian Handicap -1.5)


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