Football Tips: A feisty 25/1 Bet Builder for Man Utd v Roma on Thursday

Our tipster Paddy Murphy constructs a beautiful 25/1 Bet Builder for Manchester United v Roma in the Europa League semi finals.


* All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change.

Manchester United welcome Roma to Old Trafford on Thursday night for the first leg of their Europa League semi final. The Red Devils are favourites to lift the trophy at the end of May in Gdansk and face a Roma side who are winless in any of their last four matches but, to get to this stage of the competition, have put out Ajax and Shakhtar Donetsk.


United have five wins over their last six matches and will feel they have one foot in the final coming into this match. We’ve gone through the stats with the finest of fine combs and found a Bet Builder bursting with value. Let’s have a look at what we’ve picked.

Man United to Win

Even though we’ve mentioned the big scalps that Roma have taken on the road to the semi final their recent form is worrying. Over those four matches mentioned above they’ve drawn with Atalanta and Ajax, which is respectable in fairness, but they’ve lost to both Torino and Cagliari over their most recent away matches. That’s not respectable.

Thursday 8pm: Manchester United v Roma
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Their Europa League record is mighty, there’s no denying that, but this Man United side have lost just one of their last 21 fixtures in all competitions. United have won five of their last seven at home in all competitions, the other two ended level. United should Win and take a lead into the second leg in Rome when the full time whistle goes here.

Both Teams to Score

Even though United have kept three clean sheets over those seven home matches mentioned above they’re going to find it very tough to keep this Roma side scoreless. They’ve only been kept scoreless in one of their last eight fixtures and over their seven most recent on their travels they’ve scored at least one in six of them. It’s worth mentioning too, that in five of those six matches they scored at least two goals.

United are obviously strong at home and have only been kept scoreless in two out of their last 10 at Old Trafford in all competitions but their overall home/away form has seen them score in all 10 of their most recent matches. With those records, Both Teams to Score has plenty of value at this price.

Edison Cavani to Score Anytime

We’ve been huge fans of Bruno Fernandes in the Europa League and have recommended him in many of our United Europa League previews, the Portuguese midfielder has barely let us down as well. However, he only has one goal over his last 10 matches in a red shirt and both Edison Cavani and Mason Greenwood are the form players.

Cavani though has a thing for Roma, in his Serie A days with both Palermo and Napoli he scored a whopping nine goals over 12 appearances. He also has three over his last four matches for United and loves a big occasions. We’re going with Cavani to Score Anytime and make his mark here.

Man United to Score Under 0.5 First Half Goals

Over United’s five most recent matches they’ve only scored a total of two first half goals. It’s even worse when looking at their record at Old Trafford where they’ve scored just one first half goal over their six most recent matches there.

Roma have kept their opponents scoreless in the first half in three of their last five on the road and the odds are just too good to say no to here. Man United to Score Under 0.5 First Half Goals rounds off our Bet Builder here.

Bet Builder for Man Utd v Roma

Man Utd to Win
Both Teams To Score
Edinson Cavani to Score Anytime
Man United to Score Under 0.5 First Half Goals

All four of these picks in an acca-insured Bet Builder will give you odds of around 25/1 with Paddy Power.



If one leg of your 4+ fold Bet Builder lets you down, you get up to £/€10 back as a free bet. Customers can qualify for 1 Bet Builder Acca Insurance per day up to £/€10. The free bets will be credited by 12pm the following day.

* All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change.


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