Bodo/Glimt will go head-to-head with AS Roma this Thursday at Aspmyra Stadion in a highly anticipated Conference League game.
Venue: Aspmyra Stadion (Bodø)
Bodo/Glimt were unbeaten in six group stage games.
They are unbeaten since July.
The hosts are the top-scoring side in the UECL with 23 goals (2.30 on average per game, but have played two more UECL games than Roma who have scored 20 (2.50 on average).
AS Roma are unbeaten in their last nine games in all competitions (W5, D4).
The visitors have five clean sheets from their last seven games.
Roma’s Tammy Abraham was the top scorer during the UECL group stage with six goals,
Head to head
Bodø/Glimt are unbeaten in two games against AS Roma (W1, D1).
Latest performances in all competitions
AS Roma: W-W-D-D-W
Norwegian minnows Bodo/Glimt will look to continue their unbeaten run over AS Roma when they welcome them to Aspmyra Stadion for the second time this season.
The hosts come up against a Roma team that failed to beat them over two legs when both teams met in the group stages of the competition. The Norwegian side thrashed Jose Mourinho’s side 8-3 0n aggregate with the first leg ending 6-1.
Kjetil Knutsen’s team now face a mountain to climb as they come up against a Roma side who have greatly improved since their last meeting.
The hosts can come into this game with much hope and confidence, given that they continue to defy the odds and have pulled out impressive victories over more illustrious opponents. The Norwegian side beat AZ Alkmaar on aggregate in the round of 16 to progress to this round.
They last tasted defeat in August 2021 and are currently on a 36 game unbeaten run.
The Norwegian side opened their 2022 season with a 2-2 draw against Rosenborg last weekend and will be looking to steal a point from Jose Mourinho’s side when the two sides meet once again.
Kjetil Knutsen has no injury concerns heading into this game and has a full team to select from.
Possible Bodo/Glimt starting line-up
Nikita Haikin; Alfons Sampsted, Brede Moe, Marius Hoibraaten, Brice Wembangomo; Elias Hagen, Ulrik Saltnes, Hugo Vetlesen; Amahl Pellegrino, Runar Espejord, Ola Solbakken
AS Roma are presented with a chance to exact revenge on Bodo/Glimt and knock them out of the Europa Conference League for good.
The Giallorossi scraped past Vitesse Arnhem in their round of 16, winning 2-1 on aggregate.
Jose Mourinho’s men are unbeaten in nine games and will be looking to make it ten when they travel to Norway. Having hit a rich vein of form recently, Roma will go into this game full of confidence to claim maximum points against the minnows.
Tammy Abraham has been on form recently, and the Frenchman has been instrumental to Roma’s recent improvement. The Englishman currently sits fourth in the Serie A goal scorers chart with 15 strikes, four of them coming in his last six games.
Jose Mourinho will be hoping that his prized striker will keep firing on all cylinders as they gun for the only trophy available for them this season.
With their recent win against Sampdoria, Roma recorded their second straight victory for the first time since January and they will be looking to make it three in a row and get their pound of flesh in the process.
Jose Mourinho will travel to Norway with a full squad, with only Leonardo Spinazzola missing out through his season-long injury.
Possible AS Roma starting line-up
Rui Patricio; Gianluca Mancini, Roger Ibanez, Chris Smalling; Rick Karsdorp, Sergio Oliveira, Bryan Cristante, Nicola Zalewski; Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Lorenzo Pellegrini; Tammy Abraham.
Injured: Leonardo Spinazzola
Bodo/Glimt 2-2 AS Roma