Liverpool – AS Roma : Preview & Prediction
Few would have predicted a Liverpool – Roma semifinal at the start of this Champions League campaign. Phenomenal since the beginning of the competition, the Reds and their evil trio Salah – Firmino – Mané end up no longer traumatizing the defenses of Europe. Incredibly easy to knock Porto and Manchester City back and forth, the current third in the Premier League is still undefeated in the LDC (8v-4n) when it comes to the latter. The players of the Mersey will be opposed to a Roma that nobody expected such a party, even less after the quarter-final go to Barcelona, lost 4-1. But, galvanized by a public fire, De Rossi, Dzeko and their teammates have snatched a victory (3-0) that will remain in the annals of the Champions League. Totally uninhibited, the Italians go to Anfield with certainties. Still, with his offensive armada and the experienced Klopp on his bench, Liverpool still seems to approach the match in a strong position … So, will the English be sufficiently pragmatic to take an option on the grand final?
Liverpool had completely extinguished Manchester City (3-0) in the quarter-finals. We even sometimes had the feeling that the Reds were walking on the water …
Roma qualified after a small miracle (3-0) against Barça in front of their audience but we will not forget that she had left the field of Camp Nou head down (defeat 4-1). It is a complicated encounter that awaits the men of Eusebio Di Francesco.
The Reds have won 9 of their last 12 games in front of their home crowd in all competitions.
Liverpool have played 6 Champions League games in front of their home crowd this season, scoring 19 goals. They only conceded four!
Roma have been dominated in their last three trips in the Champions League. Before falling in the quarterfinals to go to Barcelona, the Italians had already folded in eighths go, at the Shakhtar (2-1). European travel is always complicated for this training that needs its audience to sublimate.
Liverpool has the DNA of this Champions League and we have found that this parameter was not trivial against Manchester City, (3-0) in the quarter-finals. Worn by a Mo Salah race for the Ballon d’Or, these Reds absolutely unstoppable offensively should logically bend a Roma with valiant players but a little less legitimate at this level of competition. The English are a priori much better and will prove it by taking a nice option on the final on Tuesday.
Liverpool – AS Roma : Betting Tips
Liverpool – Win Odds: 1.55
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70