CSKA Sofia vs Roma Prediction & Match Preview

CSKA Sofia vs Roma Europa Conference League prediction by Leaguelane

CSKA Sofia vs Roma
UEFA Europa Conference League
Date: Thursday, 9 December 2021
Kick-off at 17:45 UK / 18:45 CET
Venue: Natsionalen Stadion Vasil Levski.

CSKA Sofia will welcome Roma to Bulgaria as the teams will lock horns for their last group stage fixture in the inaugural Conference League. 

The hosts will finish bottom of the group irrespective of the result in this fixture and the other fixture from this group.

The Romans have already sealed their spot in the knockouts. They however need to win this fixture and hope Bodø / Glimt drop points in their match for them to qualify to the Round of 16 directly.

Read our Preview, Predictions, and Betting Tips with Analysis here.

CSKA Sofia vs Roma Head-to-head

  • In 3 previous meetings, both teams have taken 4 points each.
  • Both teams scored in 2 of those fixtures.
  • An average of 3.33 goals has been scored in those fixtures.
  • Their previous duel at this venue ended 3-1 in favour of the hosts.

Analysis

The Army has had a nightmare of a competition. Apart from their goalless draw at home against Bodø / Glimt, they have lost all other games. 

Things have been much better for the club in the Bulgarian First League. They are currently 2nd in the league, 9 points behind the league leaders.

The She-Wolf was embarrassed at Norway in a 6-1 defeat. They were just able to hold Glimt to draw at home. Victories in the other games have put them in 2nd place, a point behind the Norwegian outfit.

Things have not improved much for Roma under José Mourinho. The Portuguese manager has guided his team to the 7th position currently, a place where they finished at the end of last season.

CSKA Sofia vs Roma Prediction

In all honesty, Roma has not been in the greatest of forms. Especially in away games as they have lost 6 of their preceding 9 away fixtures across all competitions. 

However, considering the abysmal form the hosts are in and taking into consideration their previous meeting, I have backed a comfortable win for Roma.

While the Wolves have had their struggles in away games, they have been defensively solid when they have managed to win. To further add to the fact they have kept a clean sheet in 3 of their last 4 wins in away games. They should be able to make it 4 from 5 in this fixture.

CSKA Sofia vs Roma Betting Tips

  • Roma -1.0 Asian Handicap @ 1.62 odds.
  • Clean sheet – Roma @ 2.10 odds.