Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
Bodo and Roma go head to head at Aspmyra Stadion in a highly-anticipated Conference League game. Bodo did well to shock AZ Alkmaar in the last 16, but they will have a mountain to climb in the two-legged tie with Jose Mourinho’s troops. There are no fresh injury worries in the home team, but Victor Boniface could sneak into the starting XI. The Giallorossi, on the other hand, have been showing signs of improvement of late, with the team beating both Lazio and Sampdoria in the previous two league fixtures.
The capital club are high on spirits ahead of the trip to Norway, and we predict that they will get their revenge on Bodo for a 6-1 loss in the group stages. Both Sergio Oliveira and Gianluca Mancini are back from suspension, while the likes of Veretout, Zaniolo, and Spinazzola should miss out with injuries.
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 (AS Roma):
AS Roma is a professional football club based in Rome. Roma were founded by a merger in 1927 and they play in the Italian Serie A. Roma’s fiercest rivals are Lazio and it has to be noted that both capital clubs play their home games at Stadio Olimpico. The two local rivals face each other in the Derby della Capitale, which is considered one of the most exciting derbies in the world of football.
The Giallorossi (The Yellow and Reds) have won three Serie A titles (1941/1942, 1982/1983, 2000/2001), while winning nine Coppa Italia trophies. The colour of Roma’s shirts is imperial purple with a golden yellow trim. A number of top-class footballers were part of Roma in the past, but Francesco Totti is undisputedly the club’s biggest legend.The Prince of Rom made his 601 appearances for Roma on 14 May, 2016 when the Giallorossi recorded a 3-1 win over Milan at Stadio San Siro.