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Roma v Feyenoord betting tips: Romans seeking first European trophy

| 22.05.2022

Europa Conference League preview: Roma v Feyenoord betting tips

Roma are looking to win a first major European trophy when they face Feyenoord in the Europa Conference League final in Tirana.

The Italian side have never won a continental competition before, although they have been runners-up twice, and will hope it is third time lucky this time.

Jose Mourinho has plenty of experience of the big occasions at least and has never lost a European final, with his team the favourites as we pick out some Roma v Feyenoord betting tips.

Roma v Feyenoord form

Roma will head to Albania on a high after Friday’s 3-0 win at Torino secured sixth place in Serie A and qualification for next season’s Europa League.

They had stuttered in recent weeks, going five league games without a win, but dominated against Torino and claimed a comfortable victory thanks largely to Tammy Abraham’s first-half brace.

The Giallorossi have struggled against Italy’s top teams, failing to beat any of the top four and only managing two draws from those eight matches.

In fairness, they have also had the challenge of playing on a Thursday night and the final will be their 15th match in this competition.

Their run to the final has not been without hiccups, most notably a shock 6-1 defeat at Bodo/Glimt during the group stage.

Roma got revenge with a 5-2 aggregate win against the Norwegian minnows in the quarter-finals before beating Leicester 2-1 to reach the final where they are 7/10 favourites to lift the trophy and 5/4 for victory in 90 minutes.

Standing in their way are Feyenoord, who are looking to complete the set of the three top European club trophies having already won the European Cup (1970) and UEFA Cup (1974 and 2002).

Like Roma, they were never in title contention in the Eredivisie and finished third – 12 points behind leaders Ajax and 10 behind runners-up PSV Eindhoven.

They lost both games against Ajax but took four points off PSV, including a 4-0 away win in September which was one of eight matches in which they scored at least four goals.

Their Europa Conference League campaign began in July and they had to get through three two-legged ties just to reach the group stage.

They have shown both sides of their game along the way, most notably in the semi-final when an entertaining 3-2 victory in the first leg against Marseille was followed by a goalless stalemate in the south of France.

That was their first clean sheet since their opening group game and a high-scoring match may be their best hope of lifting the trophy, which they are 23/20 to do.

Both teams to score is an option for Roma v Feyenoord betting tips at 7/10 while the Dutch side to win with goals at both ends is priced at 9/2.

Roma v Feyenoord head to head

The two Europa Conference League finalists have only met once before and it was the Italians who came out on top.

That was in the Europa League round of 32 seven years ago when the first leg in the Italian capital ended in a 1-1 draw as Gervinho’s first-half opener for Roma was cancelled out by Colin Kazim-Richards 10 minutes after the break.

Former Arsenal man Gervinho then scored the winner in the Netherlands as Roma claimed a 2-1 win in a match in which Feyenoord had a man sent off while trailing 1-0.

Goalscorer odds

Two players on opposing sides go into the Europa Conference League final with hope of finishing the inaugural competition as the top scorer.

Abraham has scored nine goals so far as part of the 27 he has scored in all competitions in his debut season in Italy.

His decision to leave Chelsea last summer will be further justified if he ends the season with a winner’s medal and Abraham is the 4/1 favourite to open the scoring or 17/10 to have at least two shots on target.

The England international is not the leading scorer in the competition though, with that honour currently falling to Feyenoord’s Cyriel Dessers, who has 10 goals since the start of the group stage.

The striker is only on loan from Genk in his native Belgium but has made a huge impact and said: “Who would have thought at the beginning of the season that we’d reach a European final? This is amazing.”

Dessers is 11/2 to break the deadlock but some of his team-mates may be better value given that the striker has only managed nine league goals this season.

Three other Feyenoord players have reached double figures in the Eredivisie, with Bryan Linssen (6/1), Guus Til (13/2) and Luis Sinisterra (8/1) all available at a bigger price than Dessers.

Match Info

Where: National Area, Tirana

When: 20:00, Wednesday 25th May

How to watch: BT Sport

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Andrew McDermott