CSKA Sofia vs Roma: prediction for the Conference League fixture
CSKA Sofia host Roma at the Vasil Levski National Stadium on Thursday, December 9 in their final group match of the Europa Conference League. What to expect from this game? Our answer is in the prediction below.
CSKA Sofia have earned their only point in the game against Bodo/Glimt (0:0). They lost the other 4 matches and sit bottom of Group C table. CSKA scored only one goal in their 5 outings.
Stoycho Mladenov's men are having a better time in the domestic league. CSKA Sofia are currently 2nd in the log with 33 points from 10 victories and 3 draws. In the last round, they shared points with Pirin (1:1).
Koch, Ahmedov, and Youga have been sidelined through injuries.
Roma have already secured their knockouts berth and have nothing to worry about in the upcoming game. Jose Mourinho's charges have earned 10 points from 5 games. After a draw with Bodo/Glimt, the Wolves crushed Zorya (4:0).
In Serie A, Roma are only 7th after 16 rounds. In the last two matches, they suffered two defeats - to Bologna (0:1) and Inter Milan (0:3).
Mourinho's side will be without Pellegrini, Spinazzola, El Shaarawy, and Afena-Gyan.
CSKA Sofia haven't lost at home in the last 3 games.
This bet won in 2 of the last 4 away games of the visitors.
In 2 out of 4 previous games of CSKA, goals were scored in both halves.
The hosts are wrapping up their European campaign, and the visitors have secured a ticket to the knockouts. Roma just suffered two back-to-back defeats in Serie A, but we think that won't affect the result - the Italians are much more powerful, and won't let CSKA Sofia win.
Our prediction -Asian handicap (-1,5) to Roma
We do not expect either side to sit on the defensive as they have nothing to lose here.
Second wager - total over 2.5 goals