Betting Tip: Back Roma to pile more misery on Villareal
Roma host Villareal in the second leg of the Europa League tie and we've got betting tips and predictions for the game.
Bet365 make Roma 3/4 for this with Villareal priced at 17/4
Few people were expecting Villareal to be blown away by Roma seven days ago. The Yellow Submarine were expected to keep it tight and maybe nick a goal late on. Instead, they simply collapsed.
Roma were far too good, too slick and too clinical for the La Liga outfit and hit them for four and effectively this tie is over.
Even some of the Villareal players admitted this week that the task is an enormous one and they are unlikely to overturn such a deficit.
They picked up a very impressive win at the weekend with a last minute goal securing all three points at Anoeta. Few teams beat Sociedad at home but Villareal kept their European dreams alive, sadly this season's quest for European silverware ended last week.
Villarreal have been poor on the road in Europe for quite some time and failed to win any of their three group games on their travels. They drew all three, but ending all square won't be good enough here and they need to start quickly and hope for an early goal to make Roma feel uncomfortable.
The Giallorossi were superb last week and the impressive performance of Emerson was gazumped by Edin Dzeko's man of the match display.
The Bosnian also netted at the weekend and is in deadly form at the minute.
The 30 year old has hit 32 goals in 37 appearances this season across all competitions and is likely to reach 40 by the end of the season.
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The direct running of Mo Salah is likely to help with the Egyptian back in the side after spending time away at the AFCON tournament.
They have been urged not to rest on their laurels here by Luciano Spaletti and he won't be happy if they give less than 100%.
They have a perfect record at Stadio Olimpico this season and picked up a 3-1 victory over Torino at the weekend. They can continue that run of successes on Thursday evening.
Recent Head to Head:
The 4-0 victory in Spain was the first meeting between the two sides
Roma are still missing Alessandro Florenzi and Emmanuele Spinozzi, who are both out injured.
Villareal have no new injury concerns and may stick with the same or similar XI to Sunday's victory against Real Sociedad.
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- Take Roma to win this at 3/4 with Bet365
- Back Over 2.5 Goals at 3/4
- Edin Dzeko anytime at 5/6 simply has to be backed with Bet365
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