Roma vs Feyenoord Prediction and Betting Tips 23/2/2024

Roma go head-to-head against Feyenoord on Thursday. Read our Predictions and Betting Tips with Match Preview, Head-to-head stats (h2h) and Team Form Analysis.

This match will be played on 23/02/2024 at 03:00

Roma vs Feyenoord

There will be fireworks when Roma and Feyenoord face each other at Stadio Olimpico in a highly-anticipated Europa League game. The Romans rolled over Frosinone 3-0 in their last Serie A game, which is surely fuelling fans with optimism ahead of the visit of Feyenoord. The good news for the hosts is that towering defender Chris Smalling has overcome his injury, while talented midfielder Edoardo Bove serves a one-game ban.

The Rotterdammers, on the other hand, survived RKC Waalwijk in their last Eredivisie game, with Mats Wieffer scoring a late winner. Feyenoord are on a five-game winning run on the road in the national championship, but beating Roma in “The Eternal City” is easier said than accomplished. Taking everything into account, we predict that the two sides are going to play out yet another draw on Thursday evening. The likes of Bijlow, Jahanbakhsh, Trauner, Zechiel, and van den Belt should miss out with injuries for the visiting side.

How the bookies view it

Roma are Coral’s 8/13 favourites to reach the last 16 after that draw in Rotterdam while Feyenoord are 29/20 at Paddy Power. For a win on the night, you can back the Italians at 23/20 with WJpeso casino while the odds increase to 5/2 at BetMGM for the Slot’s men. Another stalemate at 90 minutes pays also 5/2 with most firms.

Head to head

These clubs had never met in Europe until 2015 but they’ve been making up for lost time, with six games since then. Feyenoord have only claimed one victory over Roma and that came on home soil last season, winning 1-0 in the first leg of that Europa League quarter-final. Roma won 4-1 in the return but only after extra-time so it was a tighter game than the scoreline suggested.

Players to watch

Romelu Lukaku scored Roma’s goal in Rotterdam and that took his tally for the season to 24. The big Belgian is always a handful and looks decent value at 6/4 with QQjili for another strike here.

Santiago Gimenez started the first leg on the bench but should be unleashed here as he remains Feyenoord’s most potent attacker. The Mexican has 22 goals for the season and is 21/10 at WJpeso casino for anytime scorer.

Anything else catch the eye?

There’s little between these sides in terms of quality so it should be a tight game like the first leg. Neither side needs to chase the game so the half-time draw could be a good option at 6/5 with Jbet88.

Familiarity often breeds contempt and there could be a few cards after five yellows were flashed in the first leg. Gianluca Mancini is usually good value for a card and has amassed eight yellows and one red already this term. The Roma stopper is 5/2 at WJpeso casino to go into the book and that looks overpriced given his disciplinary record. Over 5.5 match cards could also stands a chance at 13/10 with Jbet888.

De Rossi’s side won 5-4 on the corner count away from home last week so that makes backing Roma at -1 in the corner handicap worth a punt back in Italy at 13/10 with BetVictor.

This UEFA Europa League match between Roma and Feyenoord will be played on Feb 22, 2024 and kick off at 20:00. Check below for our tipsters best Roma vs Feyenoord prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.

Recent Meetings

This is the third successive year of knockout-phase clashes between Roma and Feyenoord in European competitions, fourth in total.

Roma advanced on each of the previous three occasions, including a 1-0 victory in the final of the inaugural UEFA Conference League edition in 2022.

Both teams were on target in four of six H12H clashes.

Roma vs Feyenoord Prediction

Roma have grown in both form and confidence since Daniele De Rossi took over Jose Mourinho on the bench. However, De Rossi still has a mountain to climb to fix all the defensive holes in his team’s back line. Roma conceded four goals in a recent home loss to Inter Millan. They allowed seven shots on target in the weekend’s win at Frosinone. While Feyenoord have played some tight games of late in Eredivisie, we can hardly see either team failing to find the back of the net on Thursday at Stadio Olimpico. Also, four of the previous six head-to-head clashes between these counterparts produced goals at both ends. The main pick is Both Teams To Score at the 1.75 odds.

Feyenoord are unbeaten in eleven consecutive games across competitions. However, they’ve lost all three away outings in this term of the UEFA Champions League. They also have a negative record in the clashes against Roma in recent years. La Lupa won 12, drew 2, and lost 1 of the last 15 home matches across competitions. We will alternatively go for the home win bet at the 2.10 odds.