April 30, 2024 3 min read

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AS Roma vs. Bayer Leverkusen 2024 Europa League Odds, Time, and Prediction

AS Roma vs. Bayer Leverkusen is a semifinal matchup of the 2024 UEFA Europa League. The first game of the doubleheader is on the program on Thursday, May 2, 2024, at Stadio Olimpico in Rome, Italy

Last season’s runner-up AS Roma is hoping to finally get ahold of the Europa League title. For that, they first need to deal with the new Bundesliga champion, Bayer Leverkusen. This won’t be an easy matchup for the Italian team, especially not if they don’t do well on their turf this coming Thursday.

AS Roma vs. Bayer Leverkusen Odds

MoneylineOdds
AS Roma+265
Draw+225
Bayer Leverkusen+110
*Odds taken from BetOnline on Tuesday, April 30, 2024.
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When, Where, and How to Watch?

  • Place: Stadio Olimpico
  • Date: Thursday, May 2, 2024
  • Time: 3:00 PM ET
  • How to Watch: Paramount+

AS Roma Needs to Be on the Front Foot on Thursday

AS Roma had a pretty difficult road to the UEFA Europa League semifinal. The boys from the Italian capital knocked out Feyenoord, Brighton, and AC Milan on the road to the Final 4. They advanced to the knockout stage after finishing second in Group F, behind Slavia Prague.

They weren’t very impressive in the group phase, a possible reason being that Jose Mourinho was their boss at the time. Since Daniele de Rossi took over, AS Roma’s players have been much better on the field.

We’re not just talking about their performances in the Europa League, but also in the Italian Serie A. They’ve climbed all the way up to the No. 5 place, which is the last one that leads to the Champions League.

Bayer Leverkusen Eying Another Trophy

The 2023-24 season is one of the best seasons in the history of Bayer Leverkusen. The main reason is that this team managed to dethrone Bayern Munich and become the champion of the German Bundesliga.

As they’ve already secured the domestic title, these guys have the luxury to completely focus on the Europa League. They’ve been doing alright so far in this competition, beating Qarabag and West Ham on the road to the semifinal.

Bayer played one knockout game fewer than AS Roma because the Germans arrived here after winning Group H. They went 6-0-0 in the group stage, scoring 19 goals and conceding just 3. However, the fact is that they haven’t faced as tough an opponent as AS Roma in the Europa League.

AS Roma vs. Bayer Leverkusen Prediction

Confidence is sky-high in Bayer Leverkusen’s locker room. No surprise, after all, these guys have just won the Bundesliga, thus ending Bayern Munich’s 11-year dominance. They’re eager to play and challenge for another title, with practically zero pressure on them.

It’s a bit different when it comes to AS Roma, whose Serie A schedule looks very ugly. This is why we might not see the Romans put on their best performance on Thursday. They might not necessarily lose, but we doubt they are going to beat Bayer.

Pick: AS Roma vs. Bayer Leverkusen – Draw

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