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Roma vs Ajax Predictions & Tips - Roma to hold Ajax to a draw in the Europa League

  • Roma vs Ajax predictions for Thursday’s UEFA Europa League match
  • The quarter-final 2nd leg is being played at 8pm BST at Stadio Olimpico
  • Roma are undefeated in 13 of their last 14 Europa League home matches
  • I am backing a draw in Italy
  • Preview, stats, team news & predictions
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Roma beat Ajax 2-1 in the UEFA Europa League Semi Final First Leg (Getty Images)
Mat Marshall 15 Apr 2021
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Roma vs Ajax Predictions


Roma need a draw to progress to the Europa League semi-finals which they can achieve at Stadio Olimpico.

  • Roma are undefeated in their last 3 matches (all competitions).
  • Roma are undefeated in 13 of their last 14 home matches (UEFA Europa League).
  • Ajax have are undefeated in 15 of their last 26 matches (all competitions).

Head to Head


Ajax have a 1-1 record against Roma with one draw. 

They first met in the 2002/03 UEFA Champions League group stage, Ajax winning 2-1 in Amsterdam before a 1-1 draw in Italy.

Roma won 2-1 in Amsterdam last week, overturning a 1-0 half time deficit with Ibanez scoring the winner in the 87th minute.

Roma Form


Roma had been in poor form in Serie A, losing two and drawing one match before taking on Ajax in the Europa League quarter-finals.

Paulo Fonseca’s side pulled off a 2-1 win in Amsterdam. They were 1-0 down at half time, Pau López saving a penalty before Lorenzo Pellegrini equalised and Ibanez scored the winner in the 87th minute.

Roma returned to Serie A with a 1-0 home win against Bologna. Borja Mayoral scored the winner in a match were they had 1.37-2.01 expected goals.

Roma Injuries & Team News


Left back Leonardo Spinazzola is injured and right back Bruno Peres is suspended.

Centre backs Chris Smalling and Marash Kumbulla are injured but Bryan Cristante is available after being suspended in Serie A.

Attacking midfielder Nicolò Zaniolo remains out injured but Henrikh Mkhitaryan came off the bench against Bologna and is an option.

Ajax Form


Ajax were on a 24 match unbeaten run before hosting Roma in the UEFA Europa League quarter-final first leg.

Erik ten Hag’s side went 1-0 up through Davy Klaassen before Dusan Tadic saw his penalty saved in the 53rd minute. Ajax were made to pay, conceding in the 57th and 87th minutes in their first defeat since December.

Ajax returned to the Eredivisie with a 1-0 win at RKC Waalwijk. Tadic assisted Sébastien Haller for the winner in the14th minute in a match they dominated.

Ajax Injuries & Team News


André Onana is suspended which could see Maarten Stekelenburg start ahead of Kjell Scherpen.

Noussair Mazraoui is injured and Devyne Rensch is suspended which could see Sean Klaiber start at right back. 

Centre back Daley Blind is injured and Perr Schuurs is doubtful. Striker Sébastien Haller is ineligible.

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Verdict

Roma produced a vital win in the first leg against Ajax in Amsterdam. With a draw required to progress, I expect the Italian club to secure it and advance to the semi-finals.

Best Bet: Draw Full Time Result @290.00 at Unibet - 3 Units
Correct Score Tip: 1-1 Draw Correct Score @700.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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