Preview: Feyenoord vs Roma

Feyenoord will entertain last season’s runners-up, Roma, at De Kuip in the first leg of the UEFA Europa League knockout round playoffs on Thursday.

Feyenoord and Roma (commonly referred to as AS Roma) meet again 10 months after the 1/4 final match which Roma won 4-1. Feyenoord are having a solid run at the moment winning their matches against Sparta Rotterdam, AZ and AZ extending their unbeaten streak to 7 matches. They have been defending decently lately having 5 consecutive clean sheets.

Roma, on the other hand, are preparing for the match after a loss against Inter Milan in Serie A last Sunday. They’re going to need to sort out the problems in the back first to improve the results as they have been conceding goals for 8 consecutive away matches now.

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Feyenoord are on a winning streak – they have won Sparta Rotterdam and AZ in their previous 3 matches while Roma have lost to Inter Milan in their previous match. Overall, Feyenoord have won 11 of their last 20 matches, losing 7 and drawing 2, while Roma have won 10 of their last 20 matches, losing 6 and drawing 4.

Feyenoord have won 5 times (2-0 against Sparta Rotterdam on 12th of February, 2-0 against AZ on 8th of February, 0-1 against AZ on 4th of February, 1-0 against PSV on 25th of January and 1-2 against Vitesse on 21st of January) and drew once (0-0 against Twente on 28th of January) in their most recent 6 matches.

Roma have won 4 times (4-0 against Cagliari on 6th of February, 1-2 against Salernitana on 30th of January, 1-2 against Al Shabab Riyadh on 25th of January and 2-1 against Verona on 21st of January) and lost twice (2-4 against Inter Milan on 11th of February and 3-1 against AC Milan on 15th of January) in their most recent 6 matches.


Feyenoord and Roma have met 5 times since February 2015. Feyenoord have won once, 1 match ended in a draw while Roma have won 3 times. The most recent match between them took place on April 21, 2023 at the 1/4 final of Europa League where Roma won 4-1. Feyenoord have scored 4 goals in these 5 head-to-head matches in total while Roma have scored 8.

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