AS Roma play Real Betis in Round 3 of the 2022-23 Europa League group stage matches.
The match is scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m. GMT on Thursday, 6 October 2022. The match venue is Stadio Olimpico, Roma, Italy.
Latest odds on betting sites
Roma to win odds are priced at 1.71 (-140 American; 5/7 Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 3.80 (+280; 14/5), while Real Betis to win odds are priced at 4.30 (+330; 33/10).
The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Roma — 55%, draw — 25%, Real Betis — 20%.
Latest betting odds on Roma vs Real Betis (6 October 2022):
- Over 2.5 goals — 1.71 (-140; 5/7)
- Under 2.5 goals — 2.10 (+110; 11/10)
- Asian handicap (-0.5, -1.0) on Roma — 2.02 (+102; 51/50)
- Asian handicap (+0.5, +1.0) on Real Betis — 1.86 (-116; 25/29)
- Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.71 (-140; 5/7)
- Both teams to score (No) — 2.05 (+105; 21/20)
Match preview and statistics
AS Roma have three wins and two losses in the last five matches. They beat Inter Milan 2-1 in the previous game.
Federico Dimarco gave Inter the win in half of an hour with a low shot into the bottom corner. Paulo Dybala equalized with the volley past Handanovic at the near post. Assisted by Leonardo Spinazzola with the cross from the left flank.
Chris Smalling scored the winning goal in the 75th minute with a powerful header into the back of the net. Assisted by Lorenzo Pellegrini, who curled the ball in from a free kick to find Smalling.
Team statistics: 42% possession, 0.97 expected goals, 10 total shots, one big chance, three shots on target, 338 accurate passes, 84% pass accuracy, 14 fouls committed, one corner and three yellow cards.
In the UEL, the Giallorossi are in the table with three points, and a +2 goal difference from a win and a loss in two matches played. They lost 1-2 in Round 1 to Ludogorets and beat HJK 3-nil in Round 2. Paulo Dybala, Lorenzo Pellegrini and Andrea Belotti scored the goals.
AS Roma team news: Ebrima Darboe, Georginio Wijnaldum, Paulo Dybala, and Rick Karsdorp are sidelined due to injuries.
Real Betis have four wins and a loss in their last five matches. They were on a four-game winning streak before losing 0-1 in their last match.
In the UEL, Los Verdiblancos are top of the table with six points and a +3 goal difference. They have a perfect record of two wins in two games. In the first game, Betis beat HJK 2-0. Willan Jose scored the two goals.
In Round 2, they beat Ludogorets 3-2. Luiz Henrique, Joaquin and Sergio Canales scored their goals.
Real Betis team news: Juanmi, and Victor Camarasa are ruled out because of injuries.
Roma vs Real Betis H2H
Roma and Real Betis have faced each other only once before. Betis beat Roma 5-2 in the only meeting.
Lineups and key players
Roma projected starting lineup:
- Rui Patricio
- Gianluca Mancini
- Chris Smalling
- Roger Ibanez
- Mehmet Zeki Celik
- Bryan Cristante
- Nemanja Matic
- Leonardo Spinazzola
- Stephan El Shaarawy
- Lorenzo Pelllegrini
- Tammy Abraham
Lorenzo Pellegrini is the key player to watch out for. He provided an assist in their last game against Inter. In the Round 2 fixture against HJK, Pellegrini dropped a good performance, scored a goal and provided an assist.
Real Betis projected starting lineup:
- Rui Silva
- Youssouf Sabaly
- Luiz Felipe
- German Pezzella
- Alex Moreno
- Guido Rodriguez
- William Carvalho
- Luiz Henrique
- Sergio Canales
- Borja Iglesias
Borja Iglesias is the key player to watch out for. He is in good form in the league, scoring six goals and an assist in seven league games. Iglesias is yet to score in the Europa League this season. A statement is needed in the upcoming fixture.
Prediction and betting tips
Both teams are in good form ahead of their clash. Roma have three wins and a loss in the last four games, while Real Betis have four wins and a loss in the last five matches. Los Verdiblancos are first in the group table, having won the two rounds, while the Giallorossi are third with only one win.
They have faced each other once, and Betis won the meeting 5-2. The predictions for this match are both teams to score (Yes), and over 2.5 goals. They are in form, which makes it hard to pick a side to win. Roma have the home advantage and are the odds favourite to win.
Betting prediction: Over 2.5 goals
Odds: 1.71 (-140 American; 5/7 Fractional)
Betting prediction: Both teams to score (Yes)
Odds: 1.71 (-140 American; 5/7 Fractional)