- Date: 09/03/2023
- Competition: Europa League
- KO: 17:45 GMT / 18:45 CET
- Venue: Stadio Olimpico (Roma)
Boosted by a huge win against Juventus on Sunday, Roma now welcomes Real Sociedad to the Stadio Olimpico in the first leg of their Europa League round of sixteen contest.
Europa Conference league winners last season and now fourth in Serie a, Jose Mourinho´s side will be keen to take a first-leg advantage to Spain, but they should expect a real battle with visiting Sociedad also sitting in fourth place in La Liga.
Roma vs Real Sociedad Betting Tips: Roma to win
Both teams remain very much in Champions League qualification battles in their respective domestic divisions, and this tie looks evenly balanced, at least on paper.
However, Roma are certainly in better form, with the visiting Spaniards winning just one of their last seven matches in all competitions. By comparison, Roma have won four of their last seven games while they have won seven of their last eight at home with clean sheets in all seven victories.
Winning each of their last four home matches, i giallorossi also have a superb record in this competition at the Olimpico, having won eight and lost just one of their last ten since December 2020. Having also won the ECL last year, Mourinho´s side tends to deliver their best performances on the European stage and, with the confidence of vesting Juventus this past weekend, will feel good about their chances of taking advantage of a somewhat struggling Sociedad, who have failed to score in five of their last seven matches.
While we do expect a tight contest with the visitors not to be under-estimated – Sociedad have lost just one of their last 11 away EL matches – i giallorossi have enough confidence, quality and, backed by a vocal home support, should emerge with a narrow first-leg advantage.