Most Read Football

Thumbs up from Alisson for LFC move1

Alisson set for Liverpool switch

Liverpool have completed the signing of Alisson Becker for a fee of €75m (£67m), subject to the Roma goalkeeper passing a medical, according to Sky in Italy.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is stretchered off during Liverpool v Roma2

Oxlade-Chamberlain to miss whole season

Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is likely to miss the whole of the forthcoming season after the extent of his rehabilitation period was revealed by his club on Wednesday.

The latest transfer news for Wednesday July 193

Transfer news and confirmed deals

The latest transfer rumours and completed deals as rumours continue to surround the future of Chelsea's star players.

The latest from the back pages4

Wednesday's Paper Talk

The latest transfer talk and rumours from the back pages including a potential world record bid by Liverpool for a goalkeeper.

Maurizio Sarri at his Chelsea unveiling5

Sarri can't guarantee duo will stay

Maurizio Sarri was unable to give guarantees over the futures of Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois amidst speculation that both will go.

Liverpool v Roma: Free betting tips for Champions League semi-final

Last Updated April 25 2018, 08:49Football
Mo Salah
Mo Salah

George Pitts is backing Mohamed Salah to score against his former club on Tuesday, when Liverpool host Roma in the first leg of the Champions League semi-finals.


Champions League recommended bets

2pts Mohamed Salah to score anytime and Liverpool to win at 7/2

For details of advised bookmakers and each-way terms, visit our transparent tipping record.


Liverpool can bolster their chances of reaching their first Champions League final in eleven years when they face Roma on Tuesday.

The semi-final first leg takes place at Anfield, with Jurgen Klopp’s side odds-on (4/7) to win on the night and 4/9 to qualify for the next month’s Kiev showpiece.

The Reds surrendered a two-goal lead against the Premier League’s basement side West Brom on Saturday, which gave their hopes of a second-placed finish a significant setback.

Klopp’s selection for the Hawthorns was clearly made with their big European match in mind, resting a number of key players, and he is expected to name the same team which shocked Man City in the first leg of the quarter-finals.

One player who did feature was Mo Salah, who has since been crowned PFA Player of the Year ahead of Kevin De Bruyne, and the Egyptian took his tally to 41 goals in 46 appearances for the Reds this term as he scored in their 2-2 draw.

Salah told the crowd at the awards on Sunday evening how he is still targeting records this term, while Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson compared him to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo with Salah adding that he would certainly love to be the man to fire the Reds to a sixth European title.

He is, of course, coming up against his former team-mates, having swapped Rome for Merseyside last summer.

The 25-year-old can be backed at a tempting 7/2 in a score-and-win double, 5/2 to open the scoring and less than even money to be on the scoresheet at any time.

Roma have not done too badly without him though, despite his 19 goals and 15 assists in all competitions for them last term. They finished last season as runners up and this time they sit third, 17 points adrift of second-placed Napoli.

Roma players celebrate their win over Barcelona in the Champions League
Roma players celebrate their win over Barcelona in the Champions League

They are a different side than Salah knew though, after manager Luciano Spalletti’s summer departure to Inter meant he was at the club at the same time as Eusebio Di Francesco for a matter of weeks. Plus, they have been adjusting to life without club legend Francesco Totti after around 25 years.

Former Sassuolo boss Di Francesco has done well since taking the reins at Stadio Olimpico, with the amazing second-leg comeback to knock Barcelona out in the previous round the standout highlight.

Former Man City forward Edin Dzeko is their top scorer with 20 goals in all competitions. He netted three times in eleven appearances against Liverpool and the Bosnian is 28/11 anytime and around 6/1 to score first.

Roma’s away record in Europe is less impressive, however, so Liverpool to win and BTTS on the night (15/8) could be worth a shout.

Liverpool won their last home tie in the Champions League 3-0, while Roma lost their last away one 4-1, so a winning margin of three or more goals can be backed at 14/5.

When the draw was made, Liverpool’s hopes of making the final were significantly boosted after avoiding Bayern Munich and Real Madrid, and you would expect them to be even closer come the end of play on Tuesday.

Roma will know what to expect, but stopping it is a different matter – Premier League champions Man City will tell you that – and if the home side’s front three are on top of their game it could well be another enjoyable and famous European night in front of the Anfield Kop.

Prediction: Liverpool 3-1 Roma (Sky Bet odds: 10/1)

Best bet: Score-and-win double – Salah/Liverpool at 7/2

Alternative: Liverpool to win and BTTS at 15/8

Liverpool v Roma in the Champions League semi-final

More Liverpool v Roma content on SportingLife.com

Liverpool v Roma preview: Tactics, analysis, betting and more

Liverpool v Roma through the years - A look back at their European rivalry

Mohamed Salah statistics: Liverpool star named PFA Player of the Year

Jurgen Klopp urges fans to respect Roma and be on their best behaviour


Odds correct as of 1600 BST (23/04/18)

Follow Sporting Life on social media - find us on Facebook here or tweet @SportingLife

Related football links

Most Read Football

Thumbs up from Alisson for LFC move1

Alisson set for Liverpool switch

Liverpool have completed the signing of Alisson Becker for a fee of €75m (£67m), subject to the Roma goalkeeper passing a medical, according to Sky in Italy.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is stretchered off during Liverpool v Roma2

Oxlade-Chamberlain to miss whole season

Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is likely to miss the whole of the forthcoming season after the extent of his rehabilitation period was revealed by his club on Wednesday.

The latest transfer news for Wednesday July 193

Transfer news and confirmed deals

The latest transfer rumours and completed deals as rumours continue to surround the future of Chelsea's star players.

The latest from the back pages4

Wednesday's Paper Talk

The latest transfer talk and rumours from the back pages including a potential world record bid by Liverpool for a goalkeeper.

Maurizio Sarri at his Chelsea unveiling5

Sarri can't guarantee duo will stay

Maurizio Sarri was unable to give guarantees over the futures of Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois amidst speculation that both will go.

Football Tips

Neymar in action for Brazil against Serbia

Sporting Life: Tipping record

A look at how the Sporting Life recommended bets have performed in July 2018.

Get your bets on!

Our best bets

Check out all of our available betting tips and previews of the forthcoming sporting action.

We have two best bets for the World Cup final

World Cup final betting tips

There's a David v Goliath battle in the World Cup final but will France prove just one game too far for Croatia? Paul Higham has two best bets.