Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
Roma play host to Zorya at their Stadio Olimpico in what should be the crucial game for Jose Mourinho’s troops in Group C. The Giallorossi dropped two points in a 2-2 draw with Bodo, and seeing that Zorya are breathing down their neck, the hosts are desperate to pick up all three points from the match. All Vina, Spinazzola, and Calafiori should miss out with injuries, while both Villar and Cristante are rated doubtful for the game after the duo was tested positive for coronavirus.
Zorya, on the other hand, recorded a very important 2-0 win over CSKA Sofia, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry against Roma, who have turned their Stadio Olimpico into a real fortress. When the two teams met in Ukraine earlier in the process Roma recorded a routine 3-0 win over Zorya, which is yet another reason why away win should be considered.
Highlighted Player (Nikola Kalinic):
Nikola Kalinic is a product of Hajduk Split’s youth school. The 187-cm-tall striker scored 32 goals in 59 appearances for Hajduk at senior level and he played for the likes of Pula and Sibenik in Croatia as well. In 2009 he moved to Blackburn Rovers for fee of £6 million.
Nikola Kalinic made his Blackburn Rovers debut against Sunderland on 22 August, 2009 and he scored his first goal for the Riversiders against Peterborough United in the League Cup. After making 44 league appearances for Blackburn Rovers, the Croatian attacker joined Dnipro in 2011 and he played for the Ukrainian outfit until 2015.
Kalinic signed a four-year deal with Fiorentina on 15 August, 2015 and he impressed in the 2015/2016 Serie A campaign, scoring 12 goals in 36 games. The Fiorentina striker made two appearances for Croatia at the 2016 European Championship in France and it has to be noted that he found the net in a 2-1 win over Spain in the group stages of the competition.