Europa Conference League Betting Tips

Roma vs Vitesse betting tips: Europa Conference League preview, predictions and odds


Roma have won all three knockout ties against Dutch opponents, including beating Ajax 11 months ago, and are unbeaten at home against sides from the Netherlands. Conversely, Vitesse have never won in Italy, most recently drawing 1-1 with Lazio in 2017.

Both teams to score NO is 10/11.

Roma to win and both teams to score NO is 13/8.

Tammy Abraham has scored 20 goals since joining I Giallorossi last summer, including six in this competition. He is 3/1 to break the deadlock and 4/5 to score anytime.

Match preview

After winning the first leg in Arnhem, AS Roma remain firmly on track to win their first European trophy for 61 years.

In the first leg, it was Vitesse who dominated the early exchanged and they somehow didn't take the lead just after the half hour mark.

Rui Patrício gave the ball straight to Adrian Grbić who squared it to Loïs Openda but he somehow skied it over the bar from mere picometers out.

They were then made to pay for their wastefulness in first half stoppage time when a corner wasn't cleared and Sérgio Oliveira lashed home on the turn.

The Portuguese midfielder would prove to be the match winner but his night was soured by a dismissal, shown two yellow cards after tripping Maximilian Wittek.

Despite playing the last quarter of an hour a man down, I Giallorossi departed GelreDome with a one goal advantage, leaving them in the box-seat.

Since lifting the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup in 1961, Roma have reached the European Cup Final of 1984 and the 1991 UEFA Cup Final but lost both, against Liverpool and Inter.

Overall, la Lupa haven't won any major silverware of any kind since listing a ninth Coppa Italia 14 years ago.

That is why they're taking this competition so seriously, overcoming Trabzonspor, Bodø/Glimt, Zorya Luhansk and CSKA Sofia to get this far.

Also, Giovanni Trapattoni is the only manager to have won a first, second and third-tier European competition, something José Mourinho can match.

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Vitesse meanwhile have seen off Dundalk, Anderlecht, Rennes, Tottenham, NŠ Mura and Rapid Wien in this latest European escapade.

This season saw the Dutch side compete in just a second UEFA group stage and they've never previously reached the quarter-finals of a European tournament.

So, this is a massive occasion for Thomas Letsch's side but, having lost at home, Vitesse might just fall short in the Eternal City.

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Roma team news

Sérgio Oliveira's red card in Arnhem means he is suspended for this leg.

Also, Gianluca Mancini is banned after picking up a booking a week ago while Leonardo Spinazzola is a long-term absentee.

Without Mancini, Chris Smalling, Marash Kumbulla and Roger Ibañez will surely be the defensive trio.

In midfield though, José Mourinho does have more options, namely Lorenzo Pellegrini, Bryan Cristante and Jordan Veretout.

All eight of Ainsley Maitland-Niles's appearance for the club have been at wing-back and he could return on one of the flanks here.

In attack, fit again Nicolò Zaniolo is Tammy Abraham's usual partner.

But, Roma have plenty of other options, including Stephan El Shaarawy, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Carles Pérez and Eldor Shomurodov.

Vitesse team news

Vitesse are also without a starting centre-back after a first leg booking, namely Dominik Oroz.

So, Tomáš Hájek could come in alongside Jacob Rasmussen and club captain Danilho Doekhi.

Maximilian Wittek will continue to be an attacking threat from wing-back; he's scored four times in Europe this season, including the winner against Spurs.

Loïs Openda could return up front as Adrian Grbić's partner.

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Ben Gray

Ben Gray

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