When Feyenoord and Roma meet in the Europa League first leg, De Kuip will be the focal point. The Rotterdammers are riding high after their victory in the Rotterdam derby, aiming for their fourth straight victory in all competitions. They’ve gone undefeated in their previous seven games at the De Kuip, where they’ve also recorded four consecutive shutouts, and they’re comfortably atop the Dutch league.

However, in their 4-2 defeat to Inter, the Giallorossi had many defensive issues. With De Rossi at the helm, Roma have scored ten goals in four league games, so they are heading in the right path, albeit their balance may require some adjustment. Roma are now expected to replicate their impressive home success in Europe, where they have struggled mightily. Fans may be confident that this fight will be thrilling.

Top 3 marketsBest odds at bookmakers
Feyenoord to win or draw: ⚽1.26 at Bet9ja
Under 2.5 goals: 🥅1.88 at 1xbet
Steng over 0.5 shot on target: ✅1.83 at Betwinner

Feyenoord and Roma: Previous Games 

The two teams will meet in a European knockout tie for the third time in three seasons. Roma defeated Feyenoord in the final of the UEFA Europa Conference League in 2021–22, and last season, the I Giallorossi defeated Feyenoord 4–2 on aggregate in the quarterfinals of the UEFA Europa League (W1 L1).

With their 3-2 aggregate victory in a UEFA Europa League last-32 encounter in 2014/15 (W1, D1), Feyenoord and Roma have only met twice in European play until Roma’s 2021/22 UEFA Europa Conference League title triumph.

Roma have lost four of their past eight European away games (D4, L3), with their lone win coming on the first matchday of this season’s UEFA Europa League against Sheriff Tiraspol (2-1). This includes last season’s UEFA Europa League final, which they lost on neutral ground.

Feyenoord may suffer their first European losing run since a seven-game slump in the 2016–17 UEFA Europa League (L2) and the 2017–18 UEFA Champions League (L5) after their loss in the last three UEFA Champions League matches of the season.

Probable Feyenoord Lineup

Bijlow; Geertruida, Trauner, Hancko, Hartman; Wieffer, Timber, Zerrouki; Stengs, Gimenez, Paixao

Probable Roma Lineup

Rui Patricio; Karsdorp, Mancini, Llorente, Spinazzola; Bove, Paredes, Pellegrini; Lukaku, Azmoun, Zalewski

Betting tips: Feyenoord x Roma

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

Prediction 1: Feyenoord x Roma / Feyenoord to win or draw

The opening leg will be a battle of two sides in excellent form, each hoping to get the upper hand. It is fair to back the home to win or draw.

Prediction 2: Feyenoord x Roma  /  Under 2.5 goals

Feyenoord will probably score and remain ahead, making it difficult for Roma to achieve.

Therefore, we’re predicting a closely contested match, with Feyenoord ultimately emerging victorious by a score of 1-0, with under 2.5 goals. 

Prediction 3: Feyenoord x Roma /  Steng over 0.5 shot on target

As a forward, Stengs can expose defences with his movement, cutting back from vast areas and sending in pinpoint passes from the middle of the field. Thanks to his enhanced tactical empathy, Stengs can successfully switch positions with his colleagues while maintaining his effectiveness. He excels in hold-up play due to his physical aggression and close control.