Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
Bodo and Roma face each other in a highly-anticipated Conference League game at Aspmyra Stadion. The Giallorossi aim to keep their 100% record in Group C intact, and they are likely to go for a win in Thursday’s clash. Jose Mourinho wants to win everything, which is yet another reason why away triumph should be considered. Zaniolo, who suffered an injury in a 1-0 loss to Juventus, has joined the likes of Smalling and Spinazzola in the recovery room.
Summer signing Shomurodov, on the other hand, is widely expected to return to the starting XI. Bodo are on a quest to defend their Eliteserien trophy, but they have big ambitions for the new UEFA competition as well. The Yellow-Blacks are on a four-game winning run in the national championship, but Roma will pose a much bigger threat for the hosts than their previous rivals. All Boniface, Saltnes, and Sorli remain in the recovery room.
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.
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.