Tonight’s Europa League group stage fixture will see the Conference League winners Roma take on HJK.
Roma under the guidance of Jose Mourinho has transformed into an ambitious side filled with quality players. Last season, Roma managed to win the inaugural UEFA Conference League which despite their low league standings made them qualify for the Europa League this season. However, they did not have a great start to the campaign as they lost their opening group stage game 2-1 against Bulgarian side Ludogorets. Apart from that, in Serie A, despite just one loss against Udinese, Roma has shown great form with four wins in the first six matches.
HJK on the other hand finished on top of the league but is yet to play in the championship playoffs. The Finnish team, just like their counterparts lost their opening group stage game against Real Betis. Ahead of their match against Roma, HJK needs to prepare for anything and everything as they are the underdogs.
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|Match||Roma vs HJK|
|Date||Thursday, 15th Sept 2022|
|Time||9:00 PM (CET)|
Roma vs HJK Broadcast Details
Viewers can watch this match live on Sky Sports, BT Sport, Canal+, and beIN SPORTS.
Roma vs HJK H2H stats and team betting odds
This will be the first time Roma goes against HJK.
In their last 5 games, Roma’s form has been 2-2-1 (Won-Draw-Loss)
Meanwhile, HJK’s form has been 3-1-1 (Won-Draw-Loss)
Roma vs HJK: Players to watch out
Tammy arrived at Roma last season hoping to have a fresh start and regular playing time. Little did he know that he will become the most valuable player on Jose Mourinho’s side. Tammy played a key role in Roma winning the Conference League in which he scored 9 goals and ended the season with a total of 27 goals and 6 assists across all competitions. This season, the striker has scored just 2 goals but he will surely shift gears and pick up his form from last season.
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Paulo Dybala was the most popular transfer for Roma this season as he joined for free. The playmaker previously played for rivals Juventus where in six seasons he scored 115 goals and assisted 48. Dybala has the experience required to take Roma to the next level and will hope to win both the Serie A and the Europa League. So far this season, he has already scored thrice and provided two assists in six games and he would love to get on the scoresheet in Roma next game against HJK.
Roma vs HJK: Predicted Line-Up
Roma: Mile Svilar; Gianluca Mancini, Chris Smalling, Roger Ibanez; Zeki Celik, Bryan Cristante, Nemanja Matic, Leonardo Spinazzola; Paulo Dybala, Lorenzo Pellegrini; Tammy Abraham
HJK: Conor Hazard; Arttu Hoskonen, Miro Tenho, Matti Peltola; Casper Terho, Përparim Hetemaj, Lucas Lingman, David Browne, Nassim Boujellab; Bojan Radulović, Santeri Hostikka
Roma vs HJK: Who is going to Win this match?
As good as both teams have been in their respective leagues, they are currently miles apart in terms of the quality of players. While both teams have suffered defeats in their opening fixtures in the Europa League, Roma have the edge in terms of squad quality and the advantage of playing at home. a far better team consisting of world-class players.
Thus, despite the injuries, Roma are the favorites to win with a huge margin of goals.
Roma vs HJK: Team News
- Injured: Wijnaldum, Zaniolo, Marash Kumbulla, El Shaarawy, Nicola Zalewski
- Doubtful: Ebrima Darboe
- Unavailable: None
- Injured: Janne Saksela, Manuel Martic, Valtteri Moren, Roope Riski
- Doubtful: M. Lemos
- Unavailable: None