On Wednesday evening in Tirana, Jose Mourinho will try to end Roma’s long wait for a European trophy by leading them to the inaugural Europa Conference League final against Feyenoord.
Except for an Anglo-Italian Cup victory in the 1970s, I Giallorossi’s last European win was the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup in 1960/61, and they have lost in two finals since then.
They haven’t won a trophy in almost a decade, and Mourinho’s emotions after their semi-final victory against Leicester City underscored how much he wants to help them end the wait.
Roma is expected to finish sixth in Serie A under the Portuguese coach, but if they can win the Europa Conference League, the season will be considered a success.
Their Dutch opponents last won European silverware in 2001/02 with a second UEFA Cup victory. But they have a European Cup success to their name, so they will be even more hungry to win on Wednesday.
This season, they finished third in the Eredivisie, behind winners Ajax and PSV Eindhoven, and advanced to the final after defeating Marseille in the semi-final.
Preview: Roma v Feyenoord
José Mourinho has the chance to win a third major UEFA club tournament trophy after winning the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League twice. Roma, European Cup runners-up in 1984, lost their only other major UEFA final (the two-legged 1991 UEFA Cup decider) to Serie A rivals Inter. Still, they have a chance to win their first major continental championship in Tirana.
Feyenoord won the European Cup in 1970 and the UEFA Cup in 1974 and 2002. It makes them the first club to have won all three of the current major UEFA club tournament trophies. Arne Slot’s team has the top scorer in ten-goal Cyriel Dessers, but they fell 3-2 on aggregate to Roma in the 2014/15 UEFA Cup round of 32.
Prediction: Roma v Feyenoord
Both clubs will be desperate to win the Europa Conference League for the first time. The final, which will occur in Albania on Wednesday, promises to be a spectacular occasion.
Roma hasn’t won anything in a long time, but they now have a manager in Mourinho who has made a living off of it.
With a goal machine like Tammy Abraham up top, you can’t rule him out of breaking the Italian club’s drought.
Predicting who will win the inaugural Europa Conference League is a challenging task. Therefore, we don’t know who will be playing, just as we don’t know who will be playing in the Europa League. After the group rounds, we finally know which teams from the Europa League have qualified for the campaign. Spurs did not advance to the knockout stages, but Leicester City is currently in the competition. Celtic have joined the Conference League as well.
Roma v Feyenoord odds
- Roma – 1/2
- Feyenoord – 11/8
Date, kick-off time, and venue
On Wednesday, May 25, 2022, Roma will face Feyenoord.
At 8 p.m., Roma will face Feyenoord.
Arena Kombetare, Tirana
How to bet on the Europa Conference League
Let’s look at some things to think about while betting on a Europa Conference League match. First and foremost. The importance of team news will be critical. Clubs are unlikely to deploy anything close to an entire strength team, just as they are in the Europa League. They may do so in the competition’s latter phases but not in the group stages. It will be critical to determine who will participate and who will not. Clubs with a strong roster will fare well since they can make numerous substitutions and still field a competitive team. Others who do not have such a powerful group will struggle.
What is the importance of the game being played? Some clubs may wish they weren’t in this league because it adds more matches to an already crowded schedule. Early group games should be maximized, but if clubs advance to the next round or have no chance of placing in the top three in their group. The game’s importance will diminish. Then, the knockout stages are the same. If a team fails the first leg by a large margin or wins it by a score of 3-0 or 4-0. The second game will undoubtedly be played with a weaker lineup.
Who will be the top scorer in the 2021/22 Europa Conference League?
There are numerous options available in the Europa Conference League. One of them is the competition’s top scorer. There are several elements to consider while placing a wager on this market. Will a top player like Tottenham’s Son, for example, participate in this competition? He might be on the bench for this midweek encounter if a crucial Premier League fixture is scheduled for the weekend.
Look for a player whose club will likely advance far in the Europa Conference League in 2021/22. A player whose team may be eliminated in the group stages may find it challenging to be the top scorer. Don’t forget that a lot of qualifying matches have already taken place.