January 5, 2022 | News | No Comments
class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>The Red Devils have got to the semi-finals of the Europa League with a string of low-scoring wins and Goal is backing another at Old Trafford
Manchester United will be looking to take a significant step towards Europa League glory when they welcome Roma to Old Trafford for the first leg of their semi-final.
The Red Devils have gone four years without a trophy since they lifted this one and, with second place almost wrapped up in the Premier League, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is unlikely to pull any punches in this clash.
Manchester United vs Roma Latest Odds
Man Utd saw their five-game winning streak ended at the weekend when they drew 0-0 with Leeds United and bet365 make them just 8/15 (1.53) to put one step in the Europa League final with victory here.
Roma’s domestic season has collapsed from underneath them after a run of only one win and four losses in their last seven Serie A matches and are out at 19/4 (5.75) to win in Manchester.
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A draw would leave the tie in the balance ahead of next week’s reverse fixture and that is a 10/3 (4.33) shot with the online bookmaker.
Manchester United vs Roma Team News
Anthony Martial and Phil Jones are both out until next season for the Red Devils, with Solskjaer otherwise having a clean bill of health for this clash.
Leonardo Spinazzola and Chris Smalling both returned from injury to play in Roma’s loss against Cagliari at the weekend whilst Stephan El Shaarawy and Marash Kumbulla were both unused substitutes on their respective comebacks and could feature here.
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Except for an impressive 4-0 victory at Real Sociedad in the last 32, the Red Devils’ Europa League campaign has largely consisted of professional and unspectacular performances that have been enough to see them through.
Only AC Milan have actually managed to breach United’s defence in the knockout stages so far and that came in the 90th minute at Old Trafford, although Solskjaer’s men have only scored six times in the last five in this competition.
It is likely that the Norwegian deploys similar tactics in this semi-final, with Roma winless in their last four games in all competitions and conceding in all but one of those games.
Manchester United vs Roma Tips and Predictions
Under 2.5 goals is offered at Even Money (2.0) and looks the way to go for this Europa League semi-final, having paid out in 10 of United’s last 14 fixtures and in their last five Europa League clashes.
Also worth a smaller wager is using bet365’s Bet Builder to create United to win and under 3.5 match goals at 13/10 (2.30), which has landed in six of their last eight victories in all competitions.
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.