After failing to advance past the group stage of the Champions League this season, Manchester United has been steamrolling over opponents in the Europa League. The Red Devils have recorded six wins and a draw over seven matches and are one step away from reaching the final for the second time in three appearances. Manchester United hopes to earn a berth in the title game when it visits Roma on Thursday in the second leg of the 2020-21 UEFA Europa League semifinals. The Red Devils, who won the championship in 2017, rallied from a halftime deficit in the first-leg match and rolled to a 6-2 victory as Edinson Cavani scored twice while Bruno Fernandes added one of his two tallies during a five-goal second half.
Kickoff from Stadio Olimpico is scheduled for 3 p.m. ET and it can be streamed on Paramount+. The latest Manchester United vs. Roma odds from William Hill Sportsbook list Manchester City as 0.5-goal and -120 money-line favorite (risk $120 to win $100), while the over-under for total goals scored is 3.5. Before making any Roma vs. Manchester City picks, be sure to see the UEFA Europa League predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's soccer guru Martin Green.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper. Since then, his European soccer picks have been spot-on. Green has generated $19,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season.
Now, Green has set his sights on Manchester United vs. Roma. You can head to SportsLine to see his picks. Here are several odds and trends for Roma vs. Manchester United:
- Manchester United vs. Roma spread: Manchester United -0.5
- Manchester United vs. Roma over-under: 3.5 goals
- Manchester United vs. Roma money line: Manchester United -120, Roma +290, Draw +290
- MANU: The Red Devils are unbeaten in their last seven matches across all competitions (six wins, one draw)
- ROMA: The club is winless in its last six games (four losses, two draws)
Top predictions for Manchester United vs. Roma
Green is leaning under 3.5 goals in Thursday's showdown between Manchester United and Roma. With the exception of the first half of last week's victory over Roma, the Red Devils have been stellar defensively in Europa League action. The team posted five clean sheets in its first six contests and allowed just one goal in the other match. Manchester United has given up more than one tally in only two of its last 19 games across all competitions, recording 11 shutouts in that span.
That makes Roma's job on Thursday even more challenging, as it has had difficulty producing goals of late. The Italian side recorded one tally in four consecutive contests before scoring twice in back-to-back matches, but it came up empty in its last outing -- a 2-0 loss to Sampdoria in a Serie A game on Sunday.
Forward Borja Mayoral, who leads Roma with 15 goals in all competitions, has gone three games without a tally and has scored in only two of his last nine contests, which has helped Green in his decision to lean toward the under on Thursday.
How to make Europa League picks for Roma vs. Manchester United
Green has also identified an x-factor that has him jumping all over one side, in addition to a bonus prop pick. Head to SportsLine to see his analysis and top picks.
So who wins Manchester United vs. Roma? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the Roma vs. Manchester United money line has all the value, all from the European soccer expert who has generated $19,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and find out.