Leicester City are the bookmakers’ favorites to win the UEFA Europa Conference League ahead of their semi-final first leg against Roma.
City reached the last four after their victory over PSV, with goals from James Maddison and Ricardo Pereira giving City a 2-1 victory over the Dutch side. It means City have reached the semi-final of a European competition for the first time in their history.
Brendan Rodgers’ men have had a topsy-turvy Premier League season this term and currently sit ninth on good form. They were also knocked out of the Europa League, FA Cup and Carabao Cup. The Europa Conference League is now the club’s only chance to win silverware at the end of the season and its best chance to play European football again next season.
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Heading into the semi-final, City are favorites to win the competition with SkyBet pegged them at 2/1. Marseille are currently second favorite at 9/4.
Semi-final opponents Roma are the third favorites at 5/2, with Feyenoord the 4/1 underdogs for the trophy. It would be foolish, however, to count a team led by Jose Mourinho in European competition. City will need to be at their best to reach the final in Albania.
Ahead of facing Roma, however, City have their full attention during Sunday’s trip to Newcastle United in the Premier League, with just two key players missing the clash through injury after a terrible season on that front.