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All eyes will be on the big Europa League semi-final face-off between Roma and Manchester United on Thursday. Having both made it this far, and with the prize for the team that gets through the clash being a date with the final of the competition, this really should be a beauty.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Roma v Manchester United can be found here - along with the latest match odds.
Roma will be hoping for a better result after the 2-0 Serie A defeat in their last game at the hands of Sampdoria.
In that game, Roma had 47% possession and 9 shots at goal with 2 on target. Sampdoria got 13 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. Adrien Silva (45') and Jakub Jankto (66') scored for Sampdoria.
It has been a rare occasion in recent games where Roma have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The facts show that i Giallorossi have been scored against in 6 of their previous 6 games, leaking 16 goals on the way. We will have to find out if that trend can be continued on into this next match.
In that game, Manchester United had 63% possession and 20 shots on goal with 11 of them on target. For Manchester United, the scorers were Bruno Fernandes (9', 71'), Edinson Cavani (48', 64'), Paul Pogba (75') and Greenwood (86'). On the other side, Roma got 5 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Lorenzo Pellegrini (15') and Edin Džeko (34') scored for Roma.
Proving their appetite for fruitful encounters, goals have been celebrated 20 times in the last 6 matches in which Manchester United have taken to the pitch, giving a mean average of 3.33 goals for each meeting. Their opponents have hit 4 of those goals.
Head to head
Checking on past results between these clubs stretching back to 10/04/2007 tells us that these encounters have not been fruitful for Roma. They’ve not been able to get any wins whatsoever whereas Manchester United have managed to find a way, finishing as winners in 83 per cent of those games played.
There were also plenty of goals scored in those games, 22 in all which averages out at 3.67 goals per match.
Team News: Roma
Stephan El Shaarawy (Unknown Injury), Amadou Diawara (Pubalgia), Carles Pérez (Muscular problems), Leonardo Spinazzola (Biceps femoris muscle injury), Pau López (Shoulder Injury), Jordan Veretout (Biceps femoris muscle injury), Riccardo Calafiori (Biceps femoris muscle injury) and Nicolò Zaniolo (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be available for Roma manager Paulo Fonseca.
Team News: Manchester United
Man Utd boss Ole Solskjær has to currently contend with reduced team options. Daniel James (Unknown Injury), Phil Jones (Knee Injury) and Anthony Martial (Ruptured knee ligament) are not able to play.
In our opinion, Roma have the ability to breach the defence of this Manchester United team, although one goal is unlikely to prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We’re going for a tight encounter finishing with a 1-2 victory for Manchester United at the end of the match. Hopefully this is a good one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Olimpico di Roma (70,634)
Captain: Lorenzo Pellegrini
Chairman: Dan Friedkin
Manager: Paulo Fonseca
Competitions: Serie A position 7, Europa League (Semi-Finals)
🔑 Key Man: Jordan Veretout
Generally taking up the Centre Midfield position, Jordan Veretout was born in Ancenis, France. Having made a first senior appearance for Nantes in the 2010 - 2011 season, the accomplished Midfielder has contributed 10 league goals in this Serie A 2020 - 2021 season to date in a total of 29 appearances.