In the first match in Rotterdam, the Giallorossi showed great courage by attempting to force their style of play on the opposition.

Under José Mourinho, Roma reached last year’s final by adopting a strategy that included grinding out victories, particularly away from home. This year, they took a completely different approach.

As usual, they were favourites to go to the round of 16 until they committed individual errors that gave Feyenoord confidence.

With 27 games in all competitions in which they have scored at least one goal and a 4-1 extra-time victory against the Dutch last season, Daniele De Rossi’s squad has been rolling in the capital.

With Azmoun and Baldanzi stepping up to the plate and impressing and Paulo Dybala getting the break he needed, Roma should be flying high following their 3-0 victory against Frosinone last weekend.

Top 3 marketsBest odds at bookmakers
Feyenoord to win: ⚽3.35 at Bet9ja
Over 2.5 goals: 🥅1.90 at 1xbet
Santiago Gimenez to score anytime: ✅3.10 at Sportybet

Roma and Feyenoord: Previous Games 

Having played six home games without a loss against Dutch opponents (W2 D4), Roma is tied for the most time in major European competitions with France, Bulgaria, and Türkiye regarding opponents from the same country. Last season, in the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final at Stadio Olimpico, 

Giallorossi defeated Feyenoord 4-1 after extra time.

Feyenoord have lost five consecutive matches against clubs from the same country, and they are winless in their previous six away games against Italian opponents in major European play (D1 L5).

Manager Daniele De Rossi will be coaching his first European match at home. When De Rossi was a player, he played in two games against Feyenoord, the first in the 2014–15 UEFA Europa League Last 32 and the second in a 3-2 aggregate victory (1-1 home, 2-1 away).

Probable Roma Lineup

Svilar; Karsdorp, Mancini, Llorente, Spinazzola; Cristante, Paredes, Pellegrini; Dybala, Lukaku, El Shaarawy

Probable Feyenoord Lineup

Wellenreuther; Geertruida, Beelen, Hancko, Hartman; Stengs, Timber, Wieffer; Minteh, Giménez, Paixao

Betting tips: Roma x Feyenoord

Check out our predictions of the day for Roma vs. Feyenoord

Prediction 1: Roma x Feyenoord / Feyenoord to win

Daniele De Rossi, a club veteran and Jose Mourinho’s successor, led Roma to three consecutive victories before suffering a 4-2 home defeat to Inter Milan in their most recent match.

The 40-year-old has gotten off to a good start; he had a brief stint as manager of S.P.A.L. in Serie B from October 2022 to February 2023. However, he may have difficulty returning from his trip to the Netherlands with a win.

Though Feyenoord’s European away record isn’t excellent, their home record is fantastic, and they’re undefeated in their previous five Europa League matches at De Kuip.

In this encounter, Arne Slot’s squad is riding a nine-match winning streak with seven draws and two defeats; furthermore, they have not lost a home game since early December.

Prediction 2: Roma x Feyenoord / Over 2.5 goals

With Roma scoring ten goals in De Rossi’s four matches as coach and Feyenoord failing to score in only one of their past fifteen matches, goals should be plenty in this matchup.

You may anticipate another exciting matchup between these two teams after their quarter-final Europa League encounter last season, which ended in a six-goal thriller.

Yankuba Minteh is one of many offensive alternatives for Feyenoord, and he can get a shot on goal at least once.

The Gambia international, only 19 years old, has scored three goals in the Eredivisie and one in the Champions League group stage. His chances of challenging the goalie on Thursday are good.

Romelu Lukaku, to have more than 1.5 shots on goal, completes this Bet Builder. With his goal in De Rossi’s first game as coach, the Belgian striker brought his season total in Serie A to nine. He also has five goals in the Europa League.

Prediction 3: Roma x Feyenoord / Santiago Gimenez to score anytime

Feyenoord striker Santiago Gimenez has had an incredible season, scoring 19 goals in the Eredivisie and now sitting second in the Golden Boot rankings.

The 22-year-old Mexican international scored twice in four group-stage matches for the Champions League and is an absolute must-have for his team if they want to win any hardware this season.

Feyenoord worries about Gimenez’s health as he didn’t participate in their previous match against Sparta Rotterdam because of a head injury. However, if he can play, he is a solid choice to score.