class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>The Serie A side hold a 2-1 lead going into this Europa League quarter-final second leg and our tipster is backing more action in the Italian capital
Roma will be looking to book their place in the Europa League semi-finals when they welcome Ajax to Stadio Olimpico on Thursday evening.
Paulo Fonseca’s men fought back from a goal down to win the first leg 2-1 in Amsterdam to give themselves the firm advantage for this clash in Italy.
Roma vs Ajax Latest Odds
Despite that success at the Johan Cruyff Arena last week, bet365 make the Serie A side 9/5 (2.80) outsiders to reach the final four with victory in this one.
Ajax need a victory to stand any chance of progressing and that is priced at 13/10 (2.30), while the online bookmaker goes 7/4 (2.75) that Erik ten Hag’s men qualify.
A draw would be enough for Roma after their win in the first leg and it is 29/10 (3.90) that this match ends all square after 90 minutes.
Roma vs Ajax Team News
Leonardo Spinazzola, Marash Kumbulla and Nicolo Zaniolo are all definitely out while Chris Smalling and Stephan El Shaarawy are doubtful and Bruno Peres is suspended.
Ajax also have several injury concerns with Daley Blind and Maarten Stekelenburg both out, Brian Brobbey unlikely to feature and Devyne Rensch suspended. Sebastian Haller is unavailable after the club failed to register the striker for the competition.
Roma vs Ajax Preview
Roma’s victory in the first leg was a turn up for the books, with that result ending Ajax’s eight-game win streak at home in all competitions while also giving Fonseca’s side their first success in three attempts.
The fact the match ended 2-1 was less of a surprise, with the Italians having now scored 17 times in their last 11 outings while conceding 12, keeping only three clean sheets during that run.
It is a similar story of Ajax’s European exploits this season, with their six Champions League group stage fixtures seeing them score seven but also concede in each of those, while their Europa League form consists of 10 goals for and four against.
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Roma vs Ajax Tips and Predictions
Over 3.0, 3.5 goals on the Asian Goal Line is offered at 1.975 with bet365 and looks the best bet for this Europa League clash.
The bet will pay out in full if there are four or more goals, while exactly three will see half the stake returned.
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.