Venue: Stadio Olimpico (Rome)
Roma have won just one of their last five competitive games (D1, L3).
The hosts kept just one clean sheet in their last five games.
Jose Mourinho’s side have lost just one of their last 19 home European group stage matches (W11, D7).
Bodo/Glimt are on an 18-game unbeaten run (W14, D4).
They are top of the group and are looking to become the first Norwegian side to top a European competition group since 2015/16.
The visitors have not lost away from home in ten games.
Head to head
Bodo/Glimt won the first meeting between both sides two weeks ago, beating Roma 6-1 in what was a shocking result for the Serie A side.
Latest Performances in all competitions
After beginning his Roma reign with impressive results and a six-game-winning run, Jose Mourinho is struggling to get good results recently.
The Portuguese has lost five of his last ten games since going on that six-game-winning run and is already 12 points behind leaders Napoli in the Serie A standings. They come into this game on the back of a 2-1 home loss to AC Milan—Mourinho’s first home loss in the Serie A.
In the Europa League, they are currently occupying the second position in theri group, one point behind leaders Bodo/Glimt. They were beaten 6-1 the last time they met with their visitors and will look to avenge that loss when they welcome them to Rome.
Meanwhile, Lo Pellegrini, Chris Smalling and Leonardo Spinazzola are all out of this fixture through injuries.
Possible Roma starting line-ups
Rui Patricio, Rick Karsdorp, Gianluca Mancini, Roger Ibanez, Matias Vina, Ebrima Darboe, Bryan Cristante, Stephan El Shaarawy, Jordan Veretout, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Eldor Shomurodov
Norwegian minnows Bodo/Glimt sent shock waves across Europe when they trashed Roma 6-1 at the Aspmyra Stadion two weeks ago.
Goals from Erik Botheim, Patrick Berg, Ola Solbakken and Ameh Pellegrino handed Mourinho his heaviest European loss in two decades of management despite Carles Perez getting one for Roma in the first half.
They go into this game unbeaten in 18 games and will now look to show that their win in the reverse fixture is not a fluke. They will also look to maintain their unbeaten run and keep their place at the top of the table.
Meanwhile, the visitors will be without the services of Ulrik Saltnes, Victor Boniface and Sondre Sorli, who are missing through injuries. Patrick Berg is also an injury doubt after sustaining a knee injury in his side’s draw with Stromsgodset.
Possible Bodo/Glimt starting line-ups
Nikita Halkin; Fredrik Bjorkan, Marius Lode, Brede Moe, Alfons Sampsted; Sondre Fet, Morten Konradsen, Hugo Vetlesen; Amahl Pellegrino, Erik Botheim, Ola Solbakken