Manchester United vs Roma Betting Tips

Manchester United are hosting Roma in the first leg semifinal of the Europa League at Old Trafford in Manchester on 30th April 2021 at 00:30 IST. Man United are back to winning ways in the recent seasons after the unusually long transition phase after the Sir Alex Ferguson era while Roma is still a force to reckon with.

Manchester United Form & Team News

Manchester United were knocked out from the Champions League this season after finishing third in Group H and consequently drafted into the Europa League. They beat Zlatan’s AC Milan in the pre-quarters with an aggregate score of 2-1, even though the first leg ended in a draw, the second leg belonged to Man United. They beat Spanish Granada in the quarterfinal and won both legs with an aggregate score of 4-0. They now face Roma in the semifinal hoping to win the Europa League which will be more like a great result after their Champions League showing.

Antony Martial and Phil Jones are the injured players in the Manchester United squad. Ole has finally managed to look in control in terms of team selection and strategy making which is starting to yield results. Bruno Fernandes has single-handedly carried the team on several occasions this season and easily looked the most complete player in the Man United set up this season. Rashford, Greenwood, and Cavani have all managed to play a good brand of football which ultimately culminates in the team winning on most occasions. 

Roma Form & Team News

Roma was the number one team after the group stage in this year’s Champions League. They qualified with 13 points from six games with five wins to their name. In the pre-quarters, Roma beat Shakhtar Donetsk by an aggregate score of five goals to one. And in the Quarterfinals, they faced Ajax and went to win the first legs by the margin of 2-1 and drew the second leg to qualify for the Semi-finals. They are facing English Man United in the semifinals to challenge for the title this season. 

Roger Ibanez will most likely miss the next game due to his red card. Ricardo Calafiori, Pedro Rodriguez and Nicolo Zaniolo are the other players who might out on the next game owing to injuries. Borja Mayoral has netted seven goals this season in Europa League making him the top goal scorer for Roma. Dzeko and Ibanez have also managed to score while the likes of Spinazzola, Veretout and Mayoral have also provided a good number of assists. Smalling, Kumbulla and co. have been brilliant at the back with Paulo Lopez at the goal. 

Odds by Casumo

Man United are favorites to win according to the Casumo Sportsbook. They are placed at 1.57 odds while Roma is placed at 5.75. The odds for a draw is 4.20.

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Our Tipster’s Angle

Man United have been splendid in the recent weeks and might as well continue this winning run after the Roma game. Roma might still have a sniff if Man United turns up as they have done in the recent knockout games where they have choked into the opponent’s hands. Roma has been involved in some scoring game recently and this might be nothing less than that. 

Tip 1: Total Goals over 2.5

Four of the last seven matches that Manchester United have played across competitions have had the total goals to be over 2.5. While playing at home, Manchester United have had two of the last three matches where the total goals have been over 2.5. In the case of Roma, two of the last three matches played across competitions, have had the total goals to be over 2.5. Playing away, all of their last five games have also had the total goals to be over 2.5. In their last five matches in the Europa League, they have four games which had the total goals to be over 2.5. Their last head to head match also had over 2.5 goals in it. So it’s quite likely the match will have over 2.5 goals. According to the Casumo Sportsbook, the odds for the total goals to be over 2.5 is 1.77.

Tip 2: Both teams to score

In the last seven matches played by Manchester United across competitions, four have had both teams have scored. While playing at home, two of the last three matches Manchester United have played across competitions have had both teams scoring. All Four of the last four matches Roma have been part of have had the above condition being satisfied. Their last five matches played away by Roma have also had the condition satisfied. In the Europa League this season, four of the last five matches Roma was part of have turned out to have both teams scoring. Four of the last seven head to head matches between the two sides also have yielded the condition as mentioned above, so it’s most likely both teams might end up scoring. The odds for Both Teams to score according to the Casumo Sportsbook is 1.83.


Ancestral Rivalry takes center-stage after a gap of nearly seven years bringing with it a fresh challenge for both teams. Manchester United look favorites to not just win here but also win the title but their record in the semifinals off late has been quite nervy which will Roma renewed hope of toppling the English Giants. Summarising on a couple of bets from above:

  1. Total Goals over 2.5 @1.77
  2. Both teams score @ 1.83

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