Liverpool v Roma | Preview and Odds

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Liverpool fans are daring to dream of a sixth European Cup win, with Jurgen Klopp’s dark horses into the semi-finals.

The Reds take on Roma for the first-leg at Anfield on Tuesday – and our football betting expert has taken a look through for the best bets.

Expect a fast start from Liverpool

In many ways, this Liverpool side is perfectly set up for knockout football.

While Manchester City have swept all in front of them in the league this term, they were blown away by a Reds blitz that essentially ended the quarter-final by half-time of the first-leg.

First-half goals from Mo Salah, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Sadio Mane stunned City, with the infamous Anfield atmosphere acting as a 12th man.

Expect Liverpool to come racing out of the blocks as they take on Roma – it’s the only way Klopp’s men know how to play.

The Reds are 1/2 to take first-leg victory with

Don’t write off Roma

Roma’s Twitter account joked how they were the side all the other semi-finalists wanted to face – and the third placed team in Serie A may have been right.

However, it would be foolish to assume this will be a walkover for Liverpool – just ask Barcelona.

The Italians pulled off one of the best Champions League comebacks in history, shocking Barca 3-0 in Rome to go through on away goals.

Eusebio Di Francesco’s side have beaten Chelsea in this season’s competition too – and in Edin Dzeko, have a striker who can find the net against any opponent.

Roma are 5/1 to win here, with the draw at 7/2.

Salah the main man against his former side

Despite Roma’s heroics in the last round, I think this might be a step too far – especially at Anfield.

If Liverpool can get themselves off to a flyer, they’ll take some catching.

The addition of Virgil van Dijk in January has added some steel to their defence, and I think they’ll be able to grab a handy first leg lead.

Back  Liverpool to win to nil at 2/1.

Salah was named PFA Player of the Year on Sunday, and has scored in each of his last six games.

Up against his former side, it seems nailed on that he will find the net again.

The Egyptian is 3/1 to net first here, which I like the look of.






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