Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Roma were on the verge of beating Austria Wien at their Stadio Olimpico, but the Giallorossi eventually conceded two late goals and shared the spoils with the Austrian side (3-3). As a result, the Romans stayed in second place in Group E and they will be looking to overtake Austria in top position when the two teams face each other at Ernst-Happel-Stadion. Thorsten Fink’s men have been producing scintillating performances of late and they are on a four-game winning run in the Austrian Bundesliga ahead of the visit of Roma. The Violets are likely to stick to their attacking style of play and we predict that both teams are going to find the net in Thursday’s football match. Nigerian attacker Kayode scored the equalising goal for Austria Wien in the 3-3 draw with Roma, meaning that the opposition defenders should have him at bay. A man to watch in the away team will be Stephan El Shaarawy, who is likely to keep his place in the starting XI.
Highlighted Player (Mohamed Salah):
Mohamed Salah is considered one of the best African players. Salah began his senior career at El Mokawloon, scoring 11 goals in 41 league appearances for the club and in 2012 he moved to Europe, signing a four-year deal with Swiss side Basel. The pacey winger, who is capable of playing as a striker as well was producing outstanding displays for the RotBlau from 2012 to 2014 and, as a result, Chelsea chiefs decided to sign him on 26 January, 2015 for a fee of £11 million. Mohamed Salah, though, failed to impress in the Premier League and one year later he was sent on loan to Fiorentina. After making 16 league appearances for the Viola in the Serie A, the left-footed winger signed a loan deal with Roma on 6 August, 2015. The Romans made the contract permanent on 3 August, 2016. Speaking of his international career, Salah made his Egypt debut on 3 September, 2011 in a 2-1 loss to Sierra Leone. It has to be noted that he was named Roma’s player of the season (2015/2016).
Highlighted Team (AS Roma):
AS Roma are 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 Rome” made his 601 appearances for Roma on 14 May, 2016 when the Giallorossi recorded a 3-1 win over Milan at Stadio San Siro.