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Roma vs RB Salzburg betting tips: Europa League preview, predictions, team news and odds


Match preview

After a very tight first leg in Austria, this tie is perfectly poised ahead of the return meeting in the Eternal City.

A week ago, the night’s only goal came in the 88th minute, when Strahinja Pavlović’s cross was nodded home by Nicolás Capaldo.

So, RB Salzburg will bring with them a slender lead to the Italian capital, so can they now eliminate one of the tournament favourites?

Given that die Roten Bullen are on course for a tenth successive Austrian Bundesliga title, their season in defined by European success.

Salzburg did reach the Europa League semi-finals in 2018, but have lost each of their last four knockout ties.

So, if Matthias Jaissle’s team do advance here, it would be an historic success.

José Mourinho captured this trophy in 2003 and 2017, and would love to repeat that feat in Budapest on 31 May.

I Giallorossi have won 22 of their last 30 European home games, but need to further improve that ratio to turn this tie around.

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Roma team news

Roma can no longer call upon the services of Nicolò Zaniolo, as he was sold to Galatasaray earlier this month.

Leonardo Spinazzola started the win over Hellas Verona, and he’ll keep his place, with Stephan El Shaarawy deployed in the front three.

Elsewhere in attack, both Paulo Dybala and Tammy Abraham are major doubts for this game, the latter hobbling off after just 15 minutes at the weekend.

If neither is fit, Andrea Belotti will lead the line, with Sunday’s match-winner Ola Solbakken in-behind.

RB Salzburg team news

Bryan Okoh, Daouda Guindo, Samson Tijani, Justin Omoregie and Dijon Kameri are all out injured.

Star striker Benjamin Šeško scored off the bench in Sunday’s win over WSG Tirol, so will return in attack, alongside Junior Adamu and Noah Okafor.

Captain Andreas Ulmer will make his 555th appearance for Salzburg, extending his own club-record.

He also reached 250 Austrian Bundesliga victories at the weekend, just the second player to reach that landmark with a single club, after Erich Obermayer, who played for Austria Wien in the ‘70s and ‘80s.

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Ben Gray

Arsenal fan – follow them over land and sea (and Leicester); sofa Celtic supporter; a bit of a football '"encyclopedia".

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