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Prediction: Roma vs Feyenoord

Tom Dunstan in Free Soccer Predictions 23 May 2022

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Verdict: Both teams to score

Best Odds: 8/11

Bookmaker: Unibet

With the inaugural Europa Conference League title up for grabs on Wednesday night, Roma and Feyenoord will meet at the Air Albania Stadium.

Roma

Starting with Roma, while the Italian heavyweights might have shown some extended inconsistencies over recent months, Jose Mourinho’s side did sign off their Serie A campaign with a flurry last weekend. Managing to snatch a top-six finish on the final weekend thanks to a 3-0 romp away at Torino, they will be desperate for a repeat display here. However, while the one-time Manchester United boss might find his side tipped as a leading pick to claim their first European crown on Wednesday night, the Giallorossi have won just a pair of their last eight matchups across all formats. Nevertheless, edging past Premier League outfit Leicester earlier in the month thanks to a 2-1 aggregate victory, Mourinho will be calling on the red-hot Tammy Abraham to spearhead their charge. Bagging a first-half brace away at Torino last time out, the former Chelsea striker has also notched nine goals in just his 12 Europa Conference League appearances this season.

Team News

Still suffering with a knock, former Arsenal star Henrikh Mkhitaryan is seen as a major doubt on Wednesday night.

However, aside from the Armenia international, Roma have no other injury issues to worry about.

Feyenoord

As for Feyenoord, while they might have signed off their Eredivisie campaign with a 2-1 defeat at home against Twente on May 15th, the Dutch outfit have enjoyed another impressive campaign. Clinching another bronze-medal finish in Holland and in the midst of what has been an eye-catching European run, Head Coach Arne Slot should find the mood in his camp at a high. Eventually booking their spot in Wednesday’s inaugural Europa Conference League final after coming past Marseille, that defeat against Twente earlier in the month is their only loss from their last 12 matchups across all formats. Potentially smelling the chance to cause an upset on foreign soil, Feyenoord also have their own attacking talisman in the midst of a remarkable free-scoring run. Bagging a brace in the semi-finals, Genk loanee Cyriel Dessers has notched 10 European strikes this year and currently leads Abraham by a single goal in the race for the Golden Boot.

Team News

Feyenoord will be without number one keeper Justin Biljow when they make the trip out to Albania on Wednesday night.

However, aside from the 24-year-old shot-stopper, Slot’s side have been given a clean bill of health.

Key Factors to Consider

    • Despite a 3-0 win away at Torino last weekend, that is only the second victory that Roma have collected from their last eight outings.
    • England international Tammy Abraham has bagged nine Europa Conference League strikes this season.
    • Likewise, Genk loanee Cyriel Dessers has notched 10 European strikes in this year’s tournament.
    • Feyenoord’s 2-1 loss against Twente last time out was their last defeat from their previous 12 matchups across all formats.
    • The Dutch outfit have also seen eight of their previous 10 contests finish with both teams finding the net.

    Conclusion

    While Roma might open Wednesday’s inaugural Europa Conference League final tipped as a leading pick, we could be in for a lively affair at the Air Albania Stadium. With both sides spearheaded by their own attacking talismans who have enjoyed a free-scoring romp this season, we could see chances come at both ends of the pitch. With the Italian giants winning just a pair of their last eight matchups across all formats, they have shown some extended inconsistencies over recent months. Likewise, with Feyenoord seeing eight of their last 10 appearances finish with both teams finding the net, we’re backing a similar outcome in Wednesday’s showpiece event.

    Verdict: Both teams to score

    Best Odds: 8/11

    Bookmaker: Unibet

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Tom Dunstan


    Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan

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