Roma ECL final

Roma V Feyenoord Prediction and Stats

Mourinho aims to extend his European finals record when his Roma side face Feyenoord in the first-ever Europa Conference League final tomorrow, May 25, 2022. Jose Mourinho has won all four of his finals – two with Porto and one each with Inter Milan and Manchester United.

On Feyenoord’s side, the team have not reached a European final since winning the 2002 Uefa Cup having beaten Borussia Dortmund to it. Feyenoord won the match 3-2.

Roma V Feyenoord Team News, Head-to-Head, Form Guide and Stats

See some statistics, preview and head-to-head in Roma V Feyenoord match ahead of their 2022 UEFA Europa Conference League final.

  • Roma are seeking their first victory in a UEFA final, having lost their previous two – against Liverpool in the 1984 European Cup and Inter in the 1991 UEFA Cup. However, Feyenoord are bidding to make it four wins out of four in major UEFA finals, their first three having brought victories in the 1970 European Cup (v Celtic) and the UEFA Cups of 1974 (v Tottenham Hotspur) and 2002 (v Borussia Dortmund).

• While Roma have lost twice in the UEFA Europa Conference League – both away to Norwegian side Bodø/Glimt – Feyenoord are undefeated since the start of the group stage.

• The finalists are the two top-scoring teams in the competition proper, Feyenoord having found the net 28 times in their 12 games, one more than Roma. They also boast the competition’s top two individual marksmen, with Feyenoord’s Cyriel Dessers on ten goals, one more than Tammy Abraham of Roma.

• Feyenoord finished six points ahead of Slavia Praha to top Group E undefeated and qualify directly for the round of 16, where they added two more victories in comfortably disposing of Partizan 8-3 on aggregate (5-2 a, 3-1 h). Slot’s side re-encountered the Czech champions in the quarter-final and defeated them 6-4 on aggregate (3-3 h, 3-1 a) before edging out Marseille (3-2 h, 0-0 a) in the last four.

Roma V Feyenoord Previous meetings
There has been just one previous UEFA contest between the clubs, Roma prevailing 3-2 on aggregate in the 2014/15 UEFA Europa League round of 32 when they followed up a 1-1 first-leg draw at the Stadio Olimpico with an incident-packed 2-1 victory in Rotterdam in which three players – one from Fred Rutten’s Feyenoord, two from Rudi Garcia’s Roma – were sent off.

Roma Form guide

• Roma finished seventh in Serie A last season, 29 points behind champions Inter, to become Italy’s first UEFA Europa Conference League representatives. After topping their 2020/21 UEFA Europa League group, which included Young Boys, CFR Cluj and CSKA-Sofia, Paulo Fonseca’s side eliminated Braga, Shakhtar Donetsk and Feyenoord’s arch-rivals Ajax in the knockout phase, only to bow out to Manchester United in the semi-finals.

• Now led by another Portuguese coach, Mourinho, Roma won both legs of their UEFA Europa Conference League play-off against Trabzonspor, and although Bodø/Glimt got the better of them in their Group C head-to-head encounters, the Giallorossi took maximum points off both CSKA-Sofia (5-1 h, 3-2 a) and Zorya Luhansk (3-0 a, 4-0 h) to finish a point ahead of their Norwegian rivals at the top of the group. Abraham scored the decisive goal against both Vitesse and Leicester as well as opening the scoring in the second leg of the quarter-final at home to Bodø/Glimt, in which Nicolò Zaniolo hit a hat-trick. Roma’s record in the competition proper is W7 D3 L2.

Feyenoord Form Guide

Highlights: Marseille 0-0 Feyenoord

• Fifth in the Dutch Eredivisie last season, also 29 points in arrears of the champions, Ajax, Feyenoord secured their fifth European group stage appearance in six seasons by coming through three UEFA Europa Conference League qualifying rounds at the expense of Drita, Luzern and Elfsborg.

• The Rotterdam club had failed to make further progress in four successive European group stage participations until this season, most recently finishing third in their UEFA Europa League section last term under Dick Advocaat, but had no such difficulties with Slot at the helm in UEFA Europa Conference League Group E, taking four points off both Slavia (2-1 h, 2-2 a) and Maccabi Haifa (0-0 a, 2-1 h) and all six off Union Berlin (3-1 h, 2-1 a) before putting 17 goals in total past Partizan, Slavia and Marseille in the knockout phase. Feyenoord are undefeated in the competition proper with eight wins and four draws.

• This is Feyenoord’s first European final since they lifted the UEFA Cup for the second time 20 years ago, defeating Dortmund 3-2 at their own stadium in Rotterdam with goals from Pierre van Hooijdonk (two) and Jon Dahl Tomasson. Their only previous major UEFA final on neutral territory was their 2-1 win against Celtic in 1970, although they lost the 2002 UEFA Super Cup 3-1 to Madrid in Monaco.

• Feyenoord’s record on the road in the UEFA Europa Conference League is W5 D3 L1, their sole defeat, home or away, in the competition a 1-3 reverse at Elfsborg in the second leg of the qualifying play-offs after they had won 5-0 in Rotterdam.

Roma (W0 L2)
1984 European Cup 1-1 v Liverpool (aet; 3-4 on pens)
1991 UEFA Cup 1-2 agg v Inter

Feyenoord (W4 L1)
1970 European Cup 2-1 v Celtic
1970 European/South America Cup 3-2 agg v Estudiantes
1974 UEFA Cup 4-2 agg v Tottenham Hotspur
2002 UEFA Cup 3-2 v Borussia Dortmund
2002 UEFA Super Cup 1-3 v Real Madrid

Our prediction:

It’s going to be a tight affair at the inaugural Europa Conference League featuring Mourinho’s Roma against Feyenoord.

We are predicting:

  • Under 2.5 goals
  • Correct score: Roma 1- 2 Feyenoord

Roma V Feyenoord Stats Source: UEFA

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