Roma vs Austria Wien: Preview and Prediction

AS Roma vs Austria Wien
UEFA Europa League – Group E
Date: Thursday, 20th October, 2016
Kick-off: 20:05 UK.
Venue: Stadio Olimpico, Rome.

Two strong teams Roma and Austria Wien we go head to head in battle for the top spot of the group E table on Thursday night.

Roma are currently top of the group on goal difference basis, they are on same point as their visitors (4). They are unbeaten in their first 2 opening games, with a win and a draw. A win in this game will keep them ahead of their visitors and maintain their lead in the group.

Austria Wien kicked off the group stage with a 2-3 away win against Astra, they later drew 0-0 against Viktoria Plzen. They will enter this game from a 0-2 away victory against Mattersburg in the Bundesliga. A win in this game will take them above their host in group E table.

Roma vs Austria Wien: Head to Head Statistics

  • Both teams have never played against each other in any UEFA competitions in the past.
  • Roma are unbeaten against Austrian teams, they have won home and away against Wacker Innsbruck.
  • Austria Wien are poor against Italian teams in their previous 10 games against them.
  • Austria Wien have won just once against an Italian team, they have drawn 4 and lost 5.
  • Austria Wien have never won a game in Italy, they have lost 3 and drawn 2.

Roma vs Austria Wien: Prediction

Roma are the favourites in this game, they have returned to winning ways in Europe in their first 2 opening games. They are currently on a 3-game winning streak in all competitions and also firing all Cylinders having scored at least 3 goals in each of their last 3 games.

Austria Wien have won their last 4 away games in the Europa league, they have scored 10 goals and conceded 4. They will fight to win this game to maximise their chance of progressing in this season’s group stage.

It won’t be an easy game, but Roma will seek to maintain their good record against Austrian teams.

Roma vs Austria Wien: Prediction

Roma to win first-half at 1.65 (7/11)
Over 2.5 goals at 1.44 (4/9).