Brighton vs Roma Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips

Brighton vs Roma Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips

Brighton vs Roma Preview

  • Tournament – Europa League
  • Date – Thursday, March 15
  • Kick-off Time – 08:00 pm GMT
  • Venue – AMEX Stadium

The two European giants will battle out each other in the UEFA Europa League round-of-16 second-leg tie on Thursday, March 15. In the first leg, we saw Roma demolishing Roberto de Zerbi’s side with a 4-0 victory and almost securing their spot in the quarter-finals.

Brighton manager Roberto De Zerbi is sweating over the fitness of starters Mitoma and Adam Lallana who could be unavailable for the return fixture. The Seagulls have condemned to three successive defeats for the first time this season before their win over Nottingham Forest over the weekend. With their current form, it’s highly unlikely the English side can pull off a comeback in the return fixture at home.

Roma, on the other hand, have put one foot in the quarter-finals and have secured five out of six wins across all competitions. The Italian giants will enter this game on the back of a good run of form.

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Brighton vs Roma Team News

Brighton vs Roma Team News
AS Roma (From Getty Images)

A few Brighton players are currently in the infirmary with their respective problems. Both James Milner and Joao Pedro are out with their thigh injury. The Seagulls will also be without the likes of Solly March, Kaoru Mitoma, and Jack Hinshelwood are expected to be miss the European tie. The squad did not face any other casualties against Nottingham Forest over the weekend.

As for Roma, Rasmus Kristensen will join long-term absentee Tammy Abraham and Rick Karsdorp in the treatment room. Abraham is expected to make a return towards the end of the campaign. The starting lineup will welcome former Manchester United defender Chris Smalling who has missed Europa League action due to injury.

Brighton vs Roma Predicted Lineups

Brighton Predicted XI:

Verbruggen; Veltman, Dunk, Webster, Estupinan; Baleba, Gross; Fati, Lallana, Adingra; Ferguson

Roma Predicted XI:

Svilar; Celik, Mancini, Smalling, Angelino; Cristante, Paredes, Pellegrini; Dybala, Lukaku, El Shaarawy

Brighton vs Roma Head-to-Head

Thursday’s meeting between Brighton and Roma will be the second time these two teams square off in a competitive match.

Last results:

Roma 4-0 Brighton – UEFA Europa League Round of 16 – March 7, 2024

Brighton FC
Brighton (From Getty Images)

Brighton vs Roma Prediction

The second leg of the Europa League R16 will be an interesting one as new-entrant Brighton plays a ruthless Roma side. Since Brighton will be playing on the home turf in the return fixture between the sides, the home team might secure a win but might struggle to get past the 4-0 deficit in the first leg.

Prediction: Brighton 1-0 Roma

Brighton vs Roma Betting Tips and Odds

Betting Tips

  • Goal Scored: 1.43
  • Games over 2.5 goals: 1.68
  • Both teams scored:  1.63

Odds

  • Brighton Win: 1.92
  • Draw: 3.90
  • Roma Win: 4.00

Brighton vs Roma Timings & Telecast

  • Date & Time: Thursday, March 15 at 8:00 PM (GMT).
  • India: Sony Sports Network, Sony Liv App
  • USA: CBS Network
  • Italy: DAZN Sky Sport
  • Czech Republic: AMC Networks ČT