Football News

Roma v Leicester predicted XIs: Team news as Rodgers claims Foxes don’t need Europe to make deals

By Harry Edwards

Roma v Leicester predicted XIs: Team news as Rodgers claims Foxes don't need Europe to make deals

Published: 9:04, 3 May 2022

AS Roma will be looking to break Leicester City hearts when they host the Foxes in the second leg of their Europa Conference League semi-final on Thursday at 8pm (UK time).

Jose Mourinho’s men led the first leg thanks to Nicolo Zaniolo’s goal but were pegged back when Gianluca Mancini put the ball into his own net midway through the second half, setting the tie up brilliantly for this game at the Stadio Olimpico. With no away goals, it’s a straight knockout match.

Roma vs Leicester betting tips from Squawka Bet

18+ only. Please gamble responsibly. For more information, visit All odds and offers in this article are valid at time of publication.

Roma team news vs Leicester:

  • Outs: None

Mourinho has no concerns for this game but was unhappy that he wasn’t able to rest as many players as he would have liked at the weekend, with Roma still looking to secure European football through their league finish – though they have now failed to qualify for the Champions League.

18+ only • Min deposit £10 • A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 • Min odds 1/2 (1.50) • Free Bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days • Free Bet stakes not included in returns • Casino Bonus must be claimed within 7 days and expires after 14 days • To withdraw any winnings from the Casino Bonus, wager the Bonus amount 40 times within 14 days • Withdrawal restrictions, payment methods, country & Full T&Cs apply •

18+ only. T&Cs apply. Place a ‘Bet Builder’ on Mobile on Sunday. Minimum 4 selections at 1.5 minimum odds per selection. If your bet wins, you’ll receive a Free Bet matching your stake up to £20. Offer valid once per customer every Sunday. Free Bet valid for 7 days. Free Bet must be used at minimum odds of 1.2.

*New UK customers only. Min Deposit: £5. Maximum Free Bet: £30. First bet on a Football or Horse Racing multiple with 3+ selections. Overall odds: 3.00 (2/1) or higher. Free Bets available upon settlement of the qualifying bet. Debit card deposits only. This is offer is valid for 7 days from your new account being registered. 18+ Full terms apply.

18+ only. New customer offer. T&Cs apply: £10 min. deposit required. 1 x £10 qualifying bet required. Qualifying bet must be place on selection with min. odds of 1.8 (4/5). 4 x £5 free bets will be credited once the qualifying bet has been settled. 1 x free bet valued for any football match result market. 1 x free bet valid on any football correct score market. 1 x free bet valid on any horse racing market. 1 x free bet valid on any Tennis market. Free bets valid for 7 days once credited.

Deposit £10 Get £30 in Free Bets T&Cs apply

New customer offer. 18+ only. New UK, IE & Malta users only. Min. £10/€10 first deposit only using Debit Card or Trustly. Free bets expire in 90 days. T&Cs apply.

18+ only. New customers only. T&Cs apply.

Claim Here
Bet £10, get £30 in free bets T&Cs apply


18+ only. T&Cs apply.

Claim Here
Bet £10, Get £20 in Free Bets T&Cs apply

18+ only. New members. £10 min deposit & bet on sportsbook, placed & settled at 1.5 min odds within 14 days of sign-up. Win part of E/W bets. 2 non-withdrawable £10 Free Bet Tokens: accept in 7 days, valid for 7 days from crediting (ex. E/Ws & Multiples), stakes not returned. Click here for Rules & Exclusions. Bet Responsibly.

18+ only. T&Cs apply. New customers only.

Claim Here

Predicted Roma XI vs Leicester:

  • Patricio; Mancini, Ibanez, Smalling; Karsdorp, Pellegrini, Mkhitaryan, Cristante, Zalewski; Zaniolo, Abraham. (3-5-2).

Leicester team news vs Roma:

  • Outs: Ryan Bertrand, Wilfred Ndidi
  • Doubts: James Maddison, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall

Leicester will hope they can call upon James Maddison and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall for this crunch clash, with both players facing late fitness tests.

The Foxes’ defeat to Tottenham at the weekend has left them in the bottom half of the Premier League table and Opta’s AI-powered season predictions model has given them a 0.04% of qualifying for the Europa League through their league finish, and 2.14% of returning to Europa Conference League. So, winning the Europa Conference League could be their best chance of qualifying for next season’s Europa League.

However, Brendan Rodgers isn’t too bothered at the impact no European football could have on Leicester’s transfer plans, believing the club is big enough on its own to be appealing for players.

“Over the history of Leicester City there haven’t been too many issues in signing players,” he said.

“The club have only been in Europe for the past few seasons, it’s never stopped them being able to sign good players before. We would love to be in Europe, but if not, I still think we can attract a good level of player. We would also have more coaching time next season and hopefully we can challenge again.”

He elaborated: “Firstly, you’re playing in the most competitive league, you’re in a team that wants to be competitive, when you look at our recent history, you can see we predominantly are that.

“You have a chance to come here and develop as a player, improve as a player, in arguably the world’s best training facility, in the world’s best league, and with a group of staff who want to develop you as a football player.

“It’s a club that’s a real community club where you’ll be looked after and taken care of. Any organisation is about one thing: the people and how they’re treated. For me, this club stands alone in how it looks after its players and its staff. That in itself is a real draw for players to come here.”

The Pools betting offer: How to get £20 in free bets

Qualifying readers* can follow THIS LINK or click the image below.

*18+, UK only. Deposit and place a minimum £10 cash bet at single or accumulated odds of 1/1 or greater and we will give you £10 in free bets. Applies to first cash bet only. Free bets credited as 2 x £5 bets to use on any Sports & Virtual Sports. Cashed Out, Void or Draw No Bet wagers do not qualify for this promotion. Free Bets are credited upon qualifying first bet settlement. 7-day free bet expiry. Available once per customer. This offer cannot be combined with any other promotion. Eligibility restrictions apply. Further T&Cs apply.

Predicted Leicester XI vs Roma:

  • Schmeichel; Pereira, Fofana, Evans, Castagne; Soumare, Tielemans; Albrighton, Barnes, Lookman; Vardy. (4-2-3-1)



Sign up to the Best Football Offers

A valid email is required.

Invalid e-mail.

Yes I am over 18.
Yes, I would like to receive email updates on exciting offers from For more info on how we and our partners process your data, see Privacy and Cookie Policies.
You need to confirm that you are over 18 and that you want to receive updates.

*By subscribing you are confirming that you are over 18 years of age.

*All emails include an unsubscribe link, where you can opt out any time. *Please see our privacy and cookies policy..


Newsletter error