Roma vs Slavia PragueUEFA Europa League, KO: 20:00 Oct 26, 2023, Stadio Olimpico
Roma and Slavia Prague will put their 100% record on the line as they clash in Group B of the Europa League on Thursday. A closely fought encounter could be on the cards but Roma are looking quite confident at the moment and with the vocal home support behind them, should have the upper hand here.
Roma's quest to secure another berth in the Europa League final could not have started on a better note as they have won both their matches in Group B. After picking up a 2-1 win at Sheriff Tiraspol, they turned on the style last time out, easing to a 4-0 victory Over Servette with Andrea Belotti netting a brace and Romelu Lukaku also on target.
The Capital club appear to be finding their feet in recent times and have won their last four matches across all competitions. They seem to always find ways to win as was evident when Stephan El Shaarawy scored a dramatic injury time winner in a 1-0 victory against Monza last weekend.
The Stadio Olimpico is slowly regaining fortress status for Roma, who have won their last four home matches across all competitions. While there have been one-sided wins in that run like the triumph over Servette, Jose Mourinho’s men have also kept clean sheets in all four wins.
It has been a similar start to the Europa League campaign for Slavia Prague, who have also won their opening two matches in Group B. They picked up a 2-0 victory at Servette on match-day one before running out 6-0 winners over Sherriff Tiraspol in their previous fixture.
Like Roma, Slavia Prague have also been in good form lately and are unbeaten in their last nine matches across all competitions. They have picked up seven wins in that run, including a 2-0 victory over Slovacko in a Czech Liga fixture last weekend.
Slavia Prague have also shown some quality on their recent travels and are unbeaten in their last five away matches. However, Jindrich Trpisovsky’s men have only won once in their last five matches on the road in the Europa League, a run stretching back to 2021.
How the bookies view it
Roma have been installed as overwhelming favourites among the bookies and are priced at 3/4 by bet365 to claim the win. A victory for Slavia Prague is valued at 4/1 by Unibet while William Hill is offering odds of 29/10 for a draw.
Head to head
This will be the first ever meeting between Roma and Slavia Prague.
Players to watch
Romelu Lukaku’s return to form has been impressive and the striker will be the one to watch for Roma on Thursday. He has found the net in both Europa League matches and is priced at 13/10 by William Hill to maintain that scoring run.
A solid defence has been at the heart of Roma’s recent home form as they have not conceded in their last four matches at the Stadio Olimpico. Evan Ndicka and Diego Llorente have caught the eye at the back lately and can lead the team to a fifth straight home clean sheet at 31/20 with 10bet.
Anything else catch the eye?
Roma have won to nil in their last four home matches and a repeat is valued at 21/10 with Coral. They also have the quality to blow teams away as evidenced by the 4-0 win over Servette and could be tipped in the -1 handicap market at 2/1 with BetVictor.
The Serie A giants have scored in both halves in three of their last four home matches and could be set for a similar pattern at 8/5 with Paddy Power.
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