|Date & Time||Tuesday April 24, 2018, 2:45 PM (EDT)|
Liverpool (1/2) Draw (4/1) Roma (13/2)
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The European dream continues for Liverpool as they play the first leg of their semi-final clash against Italian side Roma. Neither of these teams would have expected that they would make it this deep into the tournament and now that they have, I am expecting total focus as they look to win the biggest prize in club football.
Liverpool have a long history in European football and they will look to return to the glory days with a win in the Champions League. This will not be easy but if they are to make the final, they will need to beat Roma at home. Anfield is a fortress for the Reds and they must win at home if they want to qualify. Salah, Firmino, and Mane all look in amazing form and if that continues, expect Liverpool to score goals.
Dzeko has been the main man for Roma in big games and the Bosnian striker will look to perform once again in this game. It will be important for Roma to avoid conceding too many goals at Anfield since a poor defensive performance in this leg could kill the tie before the two teams return to the Italian capital. I think Roma will hold their zone in this game look to win this tie at home in the second leg.
All in all, I am going to predict that Liverpool wins this game. The Reds are too strong for most teams at home and I think that trend will continue. We are getting a good enough price to wager on Liverpool to win and due to that reason, betting on the outright result is the best option. In addition to that, I am expecting tons of goals so the over 2.5 goals is another wager which I like.