Liverpool take on Roma to Anfield on Tuesday night and the Reds are ready for their biggest game in over a decade.
The Reds dismantled Premier League champions Manchester City quite easily in the last round, and on paper, they are favourites to make it to the final. Mohamed Salah will lead the Reds’ attack against his former side, and in his current form, he could single-handedly lead his side to a win.
Liverpool can’t afford to make the mistake of taking Roma lightly. The Italian side produced one of the greatest comebacks in the recent history of the tournament to beat Barcelona in the last round. Roma had lost the away leg of their quarterfinal 4-1, but they claimed a sensational 3-0 win over the Catalans at home to progress on away goals. Roma are once again set to play the second leg at home, and it can prove to be beneficial for them.
Roma have been quite average in the league this season and are not assured of a Champions League spot yet. However, they come into this game following back-to-back wins over Genoa and Spal.
We expect the Merseysiders to attack from the kick-off, but they would be mindful to not concede an away goal.
Liverpool vs AS Roma – Match Facts
Liverpool were able to extend their unbeaten run to seven matches in all competitions after a 2-2 draw with West Brom, but manager Jurgen Klopp was least pleased with his team dropping points against a relegation threatened outfit.
Roma were able to pick up a comfortable 3-0 win over SPAL in the latest Italian Serie A match. The result made it four matches without defeat for Roma.
The last competitive meeting between Roma and Liverpool took place in 2002 when these two teams met each other for the group stages of the competition. Liverpool hosted this game at Anfield and picked up a 2-0 win. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate a victory for Liverpool.
Liverpool FC vs AS Roma – Match odds
Roma are at a strong price of 6.00 for a victory in this game. However, the Italian outfit have a poor away record in the competition. Since 2011, Roma’s only away victory in the Champions League came against minnows Qarabag. The Champions League nights at Anfield are legendary with Real Madrid being the only team to get a victory in the last nine Champions League games at Anfield. Our preview would back a Liverpool win at 1.55
Liverpool FC vs AS Roma – Correct Score odds
The brilliance of Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah, and Sadio Mane has made Liverpool a feared opponent going forward. Roma’s defensive record in the away games is not ideal with the team conceding more than 1.5 goals in the last four trips. Still, the highly competitive nature of this game is likely to end up producing a closer 2-1 win for Liverpool.
Liverpool FC vs AS Roma – Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Only one of the last five Champions League home games for Liverpool and away games for Roma has ended up producing a low-scoring tie. Even if Roma fail to score in the game, Liverpool’s attacking brilliance is likely to bring a steady stream of goals. Our total goals prediction would back over 2.5 goals at 1.55
Liverpool v Roma Head to Head
The most famous of the five previous meetings between Liverpool and Roma was their first one, the 1984 European Cup Final, which was the first ever to go to a penalty shoot out. Liverpool won that. Their next meeting was in the 2000/01 UEFA Cup fourth round, with Liverpool taking a 2-0 lead in Rome, before losing 1-0 back at home. Liverpool went on to win the tournament that season. They were then paired up in the 2001/02 UEFA Champions League second group stage with a 0-0 draw in Rome and a 2-0 win for Liverpool back at Anfield.
Liverpool v Roma Predictions
Liverpool play in front of their fans and they are closer to win this match, but if they really want to do that then have to score at least one goal more. And we believe they can do that, they can hammer Roma at Anfield and for sure we will enjoy in fantastic football.
Back Liverpool to win.