Roma vs Bodo/GlimtUEFA Europa League Conference, KO: 20:00 Nov 4, 2021, Stadio Olimpico
Jose Mourinho will have a chance to exact some immediate revenge for the biggest defeat in his managerial career as Roma host Bodo/Glimt in the Europa Conference League. Although the Italians are still not at their best, the Portuguese gaffer is likely to demand a reaction from his players.
Roma head into Thursday’s clash with one win from their last six matches across all competitions and will still have the memories of the 6-1 defeat to Bodo/Glimt.
Despite the humiliating defeat to Bodo/Glimt, Roma remain on course to progress to the next phase of the Conference League. They are second in Group C and can leapfrog their Norwegian counterparts with a win on Thursday.
Although they were beaten 2-1 at home by AC Milan in the Serie A last Saturday, the Stadio Olimpico has been a good hunting ground for Roma this season. That was their first defeat in front of their fans across all competitions while they have also won their last two home matches in the Conference League.
Bodo/Glimt are the surprise leaders in Group C of the Conference League and are yet to taste defeat after three matches. They have impressed from all the way back in the qualifiers with the 6-1 victory over Roma in the reverse fixture, the highlight of their campaign so far.
It has been a generally excellent start to the season for Bodo/Glimt, who are not only topping their group in the Conference League but also seven points clear in Norway. They travel to Roma off the back of a 1-0 victory over Sandefjord in their previous domestic fixture.
One blemish in an otherwise stellar campaign for Kjetil Knutsen’s men is their form on the road in the Conference League. They are winless in their last three away matches in the competition.
How the bookies view it
Despite their recent struggles, Roma are still considered overwhelming favourites among the bookies at 4/11 with bet365. A victory for Bodo/Glimt is priced at 15/2 by betfair while a draw is set at odds of 21/5 by SBK.
Head to head
The reverse fixture was the first ever meeting between Roma and Bodo/Glimt.
Players to watch
Roma have multiple attacking threats with Lorenzo Pellegrini and Tammy Abraham both impressing this season. Vbet has Pellegrini at 27/20 to score anytime while also offering 21/20 on Abraham in the same market.
Having scored six in the reverse fixture, Bodo/Glimt will fancy their chances of once again getting on the score sheet in Rome. Striker Erik Botheim netted a brace in that match and could be worth a punt to score anytime at 13/5 with Vbet.
Anything else catch the eye?
Roma are not as solid defensively as they would like to be and with Bodo/Glimt also unconvincing at the back, goals can be expected here. Both teams could be tipped to score at 4/5 with William Hill while over 3.5 goals is priced at 7/5 with betfair.
Roma could also be tipped to earn a win and over 3.5 goals at 2/1 with bet365.
This UEFA Europa League Conference match between Roma and Bodo/Glimt will be played on Nov 4, 2021 and kick off at 20:00. Check below for our tipsters best Roma vs Bodo/Glimt prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.