AS Roma vs. Liverpool / Champions League – The first leg was a true goal fest but it needed just a bit that match played at the Enfield ends up as a draw. Anyway, Liverpool has a huge advantage since it won by 5-2, but it had a lead of 5-0 so there is some resentment about the end result as it gives hope to Roma that can play in the final. Last weekend Roma won by sound 4-1 in the Serie A, while Liverpool disappointed its fans with goalless draw at home. When the two teams met in Rome 2001 the result read at the end 0-0. Begins: 02.05.2018 – 20:45 CET
Rome lost the 1st leg in the knockout phase for the third time in a row, although this time it received the most goals. Defeat by Shakhtar away 2-1 was acceptable and they annul it with 1-0 in Rome. Barcelona defeated them by 4-1 and after that everyone write them off but Roma played excellent the 2nd led and won by 3-0, which was enough to reach the semi-finals. At the Enfield Roma played well only in the first 20 minutes when it could have score with a bit more luck, but then its strategy felt apart and the Reds stared to fill their goal.
When Liverpool had lead of five goals Roma seemed written off, however, in the finish of match it managed to pull itself together and score two goals, so right now the backlog is the same like against Barcelona and with 3-0 Roma will reach the final. It is questionable can they again play so good and stop offensively very good Liverpool. Roma won Chieveo 4-1 on Saturday when Dzeko confirmed with two goals that is in a good shape.
Probable lineups AS Roma: Alisson – Florenzi, Fazio, Manolas, Kolarov – Strootman, de Rossi, Nainggolan – Schick, Perotti, Dzeko
The Reds must be overjoyed with result of the 1st leg as they would definitely accept advantage of three goals if someone had offered it before the match. Still, they had a lead of five goals some 20 minutes before the final whistle, which guaranteed full peace of mind in the 2nd leg, but right now they have to be careful as Roma has already annulled similar backlog. Liverpool was in similar situation in the quarter-final when it won Manchester City 3-0 at home and when it was needed to defend the result they experienced troubles in the first halftime when the home team scored two goals.
In the end they turned the result up-side down and they rightly hope that can score a goal or two in Rome, which would ease their job, as Salah is the best striker in the world in the moment. He demonstrated that in the first match in which Oxlade-Chamberlain had to leave the pitch. Last Saturday they played in the league with a changed team against Stoke drew 0-0.
Probable lineups Liverpool: Karius – Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, van Dijk, Robertson – Milner, J. Henderson, Wijnaldum – M. Salah, Firmino, Mane
AS Roma – Liverpool PICK
Roma must score at least three goals in order to reach the final, and it is clear that will play offensively, while on the other hand Liverpool is aware that if it scores one goal it would mean much for them, which is why we believe that the Reds will also give their contribution to make the match efficient.
Pick: over 3 goals
Odds: 1.61 at 10bet (down to 1.56 can be played)