Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
A spot in the Europa Conference League final will be at stake when Roma and Leicester City face each other at Stadio Olimpico on Thursday. The Romans did well to hold the Foxes to a 1-1 draw at King Power Stadium a week ago, and yet another close encounter is on the horizon. Jose Mourinho rested several first-team regulars in a goalless draw with Bologna, but he is going to field the best possible side against Leicester City.
Sergio Olivieira is back from a domestic ban, while Tammy Abraham will lead the line for the Giallorossi this time out. Brendan Rodgers’ troops, on the other hand, failed to impress in a 3-1 loss to Spurs, and seeing that Roma are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we predict that the visitors will return to England empty-handed. As for the away side, both Jamie Vardy and Youri Tielmans are back to the starting XI, while Wilfriend Ndidi remains in the recovery room.
Highlighted Player (Rui Patricio):
Sporting Lisbon and Portugal national team goalkeeper Rui Patricio is a one-club man. He was reportedly close to signing with Serie A giants Inter Milan during the 2008 of-season, but he remained in his club where he will most likely hang up his boots when the time comes. The 28-year-old shot stopper spent most of his career with the Lions making his debut with the first-team at only 18 years of age.
Rui Patricio went on to appear in more than 350 official games for the Portugal greats and remains the first-choice keeper for his club and country. Having gone through all the youth selections with the national team, Rui Patricio was given his first senior cap in 2010 after Paulo Bento’s appointment.
Rui Patricio represented his national team at the 2014 FIFA World Cup and three European Championships. The 28-year-old was the mainstay in Portugal’s historic Euro 2016 title in France.
Highlighted Team (Leicester):
Leicester City FC Is an English football club which was founded in 1884. The club ws originally founded as Leicester Fosse but due financial reasons the club changed its name in 1919 to Leicester City FC. The club is been playing in the Premier League and Championship on and off.
Leicester City hosts its home games in the King Power Stadium which holds a capacity of 33 000 seats. The club colors are blue and white. The Leicester fans call their club The Foxes.
Leicester City won 3 big titles: the League cup 3 times in 1964, 1997 and 2000. The club from Leicester managed to reach the FA Cup final 4 times. In lower English football divisions the club managed to win a couple of titles. The last time Leicester played in a European competition was in 2000/2001 where the club played, and lost 2 times against Red Star Belgrade. Remarkable players that played for Leicester City FC are Mancini, Lineker and Heskey.