Liverpool Can Get The Job Done In Rome Tonight
Roma lost 4-1 to Barcelona away from home in the first leg of their quarter-finals tie in the Champions League and then won the second match in Italy 3-0 to progress to the last four. They say lightning doesn’t strike twice but Roma need the same outcome against Liverpool tonight to qualify for the final in Kiev against Real Madrid.
Liverpool have the pace and quality to take advantage if Roma go hell for leather early in the match and just one goal before the break is enough to set things up nicely for the second half. Only three teams have scored five goals in any semi-final match in the Champions League and Liverpool could have scored 10 at Anfield where Roma couldn’t cope.
The atmosphere in the Stadio Olympico tonight will be frenzied and an early goal for the home team will stoke up the home fans even more and make them believe. Its how Liverpool react that will determine what happens next but ROMA are 9/1 with bet365 to qualify for the final.
A Liverpool goal at any stage of the match should get the job done. An away goal from Mo Salah against Manchester City in the last round was crucial. Roma beat Chievo 4-1 at home in Serie A in their last fixture and the same score tonight would be enough because Roma scored two away goals in the first meeting.
Liverpool are on an unbeaten run of nine matches and Salah is the Premier League player of the season and must have a chance of winning the Ballon d’Or. Jurgen Klopp has lost his trusted number two this week so it will a be testing occasion for him. However, his team can score at least once in Rome tonight and BTTS is 2/5 with Betfair.
There is more than £200,000 up for grabs at Ascot today which is rare for a midweek fixture outside the festivals and major meetings, The richest race of the day is a Group 3 contest for horses aged three over six furlongs at 3.45. Invincible Army had solid form as a two-year-old and could have improved over the winter. However, SOUND AND SILENCE has the class to prevail and the horse can be backed at 5/1 with Ladbrokes.