Football Ticket: Roma vs. Young Boys UEFA Europa League preview, squads, lineups, predictions, live streaming info and TV channels
With back-to-back wins over CFR Cluj, Leaders Roma sealed qualification for the Europa League last 32 and will now lock up first place in Group A as they host Young Boys, the nearest challengers.
The Swiss side is also well positioned to extend their campaign into the knockout phase, but must avoid defeat to prevent Cluj from potentially climbing back into a top-two spot reckoning.
There are already 10 points on the home side – three more than Young Boys – and the group will win if they avoid defeat against the Swiss champions, who can also ensure further progress if they achieve a better Olympic result than CFR manage to eliminate CSKA Sofia at home.
Even if Thursday’s results go against them next week Gerardo Seoane’s team will host their Romanian rivals and can still seal safe passage to the knockout rounds of next year.
Their emotionally-charged visit to Napoli last week ended in a 4-0 chastening defeat. Goalkeeper Antonio Mirante had a 90-minute nightmare and, following his recent COVID-19 infection, returning striker Edin Dzeko looked well off the pace, as Fonseca’s side lost in Serie A for the first time since July.
For the seventh time, Young Boys are competing in the group stage of this competition, from which they have made further progress only twice before – in 2010-11 and 2014-15 – but not in their three most recent campaigns.
The victory of the Berne club last time out in Sofia was only the second they managed in their last 24 European away matches, losing 14. Although a tough proposal for any side when at home, their record on the road in the Europa League reads W3 D8 L11 properly.
The comfortable 3-0 victory at Lausanne on Sunday left them with two clear points at the top of the Swiss Super League, which they are trying to win for the fourth time in a row.
Seoane even took the opportunity to rest chief goal threat Nsame, who will be keen to add to his strike in the reverse fixture against Roma – but this time in a winning cause.
Roma vs. Young Boys: Head-to-head
- Their earlier match brought Roma a 1-2 away draw.
- Three of their last five meetings with another Swiss club have been won by the host.
- In Roma’s latest three fixtures with other Swiss clubs, both teams have scored.
- The Young Boys have won three of the last five matches against another Italian team.
Match: Roma vs. Young Boys
Date: Thursday, 3 December 2020
Stadium: Stadio Olimpico (Rome)
Competition: UEFA Europa League 2020-21
Time: 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET / 01:00 PST
Roma had the bragging rights in the game the last time they played in the reverse fixture this term. In comparison, in his last three fights with other Swiss teams, the host has conceded. This opens up the possibility of a BTTS in the fixture, provided that in the reverse fixture the host has conceded.
In the game and with its overall success in the community so far this season, the host enjoys the ground advantage; it is likely to see the Italian outfits build more chances in the game. Since they have already qualified for the postseason, the home side would definitely have little urgency.
Based on the numbers, the full-time home victory is likely to be an optimal option in the encounter. In addition to that the BTTS tip would also come in handy to give the punters good returns.
Today’s Possible XI
Roma possible starting lineup:
Lopez; Kumbulla, Cristante, Jesus; Peres, Milanese, Villar, Calafiori; Pellegrini, Perez; Mayoral
Young Boys possible starting lineup:
Von Ballmoos; Hefti, Camara, Burgy, Garcia; Fassnacht, Rieder, Sierro, Sulejmani; Mambimbi, Nsame
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