Roma is coming off yet another miserable performance in the league as they head into arguably a pointless Europa League match against Manchester United. Manchester United winning the first leg 6–2 puts Roma in a position in which they would need to score four goals to go to the final. However, just for the sake of arguing, crazier things have happened. Manchester United, once again, we’ll go into the game as heavy favorites. They will not need to do all that much because they are basically qualified for the final based on the first leg scoreline. Roma will be home at the Stadio Olimpico; maybe that goes into their favorite slightly but based on the teams and the amount of injuries that Roma has, needless to say, it seems improbable. Roma obviously isn’t going to qualify, but they shouldn’t go down without a fight, so there might be a way in which Roma actually when the game, but they certainly are not making the final. Will we see what we expect, or somehow someway we’ll Roma pull magic out of a hat and do the impossible we will find all that out in more when Roma and Manchester United go to battle on Thursday night.
We can expect to see Roma operate out of the 3421 formation as usual. There will be a slight mix-up with the squad considering the number of injuries that Roma has dealt with over the last week. In goal, we should see Antonio Mirante in the back three; it’s highly expected to be Gianluca Mancini on the left, Rodger Ibanez on the right, and Chris Smalling in the middle. The wing-backs are expected to be Bruno Peres and Rick karsdorp. In the defensive Midfield The Duo, we’re likely to see a Bryan cristante in the defensive Midfield again alongside the young Spaniard Gonzalo Villar. Underneath the Striker is expected to be henrikh Mkhitaryan on the left and Lorenzo Pellegrini on the right, then upfront as Romans main Striker should be bojar mayoral.
Roma Predicted XI (3–4–2–1:) Mirante; Smalling, Cristante, Ibanez; Karsdorp, Villar, Mancini, Peres; Pellegrini, Mkhitaryan; Mayoral
Manchester United has more or less put Roma to the sword unless something truly magical occurs; they have more or less done the job. Roma is injured severely may not have the quality right now to deal with Manchester United. If Manchester United wants to humiliate Roma, that’s exactly what they’ll do because these two teams just do not match up. On the other side of things, it’s a possibility that Man United win the game but take their foot off the gas. That being said, man united doesn’t have much to do. They’ve already basically qualified for the final there’s not going to be a lot of strategic strategies in this game. It’s more of the formalities of going through the motions since they already did the damage in the first leg of this game. Roma doesn’t have a chance. I believe they could win the game, but I don’t see them doing the impossible. All Roma can do at this point is try to put together a respectable 90 minutes of football and keep fighting throughout. Roma may not go through, but they can end the campaign on a positive performance. In the end, I believe Manchester United will win this game but won’t feel the need to humiliate. I see Manchester United winning 2–1 at the Stadio Olimpico as they will win 8-3 on aggregate.
Manchester United Predicted XI (4–2–3–1): David De Gea, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, Scott McTominay, Fred, Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba, Edinson Cavani
Venue: Stadio Olimpcio
Date: April 6th
Kickoff: 2:00PM (USA) 8:00PM (ENG), 9:00PM (ITA)
TV Broadcast: CBS ALL EXCESS