In-form Roma sets to get their UEFA Conference League this week when they take on CSKA Sofia. The match schedules for Thursday at the Stadio Olimpico with kickoff at 10 pm.
Jose Mourinho started his managerial campaign on a high note with five consecutive wins in Serie A. Similarly, CSKA Sofia is currently unbeaten in Parva Liga while coming off a 1-1 draw to Slavia Sofia.
Jose Mourinho marked his 1000th game as a manager with a triumphant last-minute victory for Roma. Stephan El Shaarwary came up with a last-minute winner to send the Portuguese managerial sprinting down the pitch in celebration.
In addition, the ‘Chosen One’ enjoyed a successful managerial stint with two Champions League trophies, three Premier League titles, three La Liga titles, and two Scudetto’s. The last win leaves last season’s Europa League finalists at the top of the table.
In addition, it is a perfect start with nine points from three matches so far. Roma secured a stint in Group C after a 5-1 aggregate win over Trabzonspor. Furthermore, the side prepares to meet Bodo and Zorya Luhansk.
On the other hand, CSKA Sofia debuted last season in the Europa League when they finished at the bottom of the group. Fast forward, CSKA Sofia finds themselves in the Conference League after a successful qualification process. The side has history having prevented Roma twice in previous seasons.
Roma vs CSKA Sofia Head to Head
Both sides have four games against each other with Roma taking two wins while CSKA Sofia with one win. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
- Roma 2-1 Sassuolo
- Salernitana 0-4 Roma
- Roma 3-0 Trabzonspor
- Roma 3-1 Fiorentina
- Trabzonspor 1-2 Roma
- CSKA Sofia 1-1 Slavia Sofia
- Cherno More Varna 0-1 CSKA Sofia
- CSKA Sofia 3-0 Viktoria Plzen
- CSKA Sofia 1-0 Pirin Blagoevgard
- Viktoria Plzen 2-0 CSKA Sofia
Roma Team News
Jose Mourinho has a full clean bill of health to select from with defender Chris Smalling returning from injury. In addition, Matias Vina I back from an injury during international duty and sets to start at full-back. Carles Perez and Gonzalo Villar keep pushing for starts this week.
CSKA Sofia Team News
Injury absentees ahead of the trip include Bismark Charles, Menno Koch, and Thibaut Vion. Jordy Caicedo is unavailable after picking a suspension last time out.
Prediction and Odds
There is no stopping Roma’s form at the moment hence we expect another swooping win by Mourinho.
- Roma Win
- Goals Under 2.5
- No Score: Away