Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Cluj and Roma go head to head at Stadionul Dr. Constantin Radulescu in the Europa League group stages round 4. Cluj aim to get their revenge on Roma for a heavy 5-0 loss at Stadio Olimpico, but the Romanians are once again seen as underdogs in the clash against the Giallorossi. The good news for the hosts is that Burca, Chipchiu and Vojtus have all recovered from coronavirus.
The Romans, on the other hand, aim to build on a routine 3-0 win over Roma in the Serie A. The Romans are determined to cement top position in Group A, and they should take advantage of Cluj’s shaky defence. Bosnia international Edin Dzeko has been positive for coronavirus, and, as a result, he is rated doubtful for Thursday’s clash. In his potential absence, Borja Mayoral will lead the line for the visiting team. Regardless of which players will be deployed in the starting XI, away win should be considered as Roma are more of a team than Cluj.
Highlighted Player (Billel Omrani ):
Billel Omrani is a French footballer descent who plays for CFR Cluj as a forward. Born in Forbach on June 2, 1993, Omrani started his youth career at the age of six. Following spells with Merlebach and Gymnastique Marienau youth teams, Omrani moved to Marseille in 2007, and he continued playing for the OM senior team.
After scoring one goal in six appearances in the league for the club, Billel Omrani moved to CFR Cluj in 2016, but, in a meantime, he played for Arles-Avignon on loan as well. The French attacker has established himself as a first-team regular at the Romanian club, but he has yet to receive a call-up for the France national football team.
Omrani, though, has two caps with the France U19 team. His elder brother Abdelhakim is a footballer as well. Abdelhakim plays for Romanian club Dunarea Calarasi. Omrani’s favourite position in centre-forward, but he is used as a winger as well.
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.