An upbeat AS Roma side take on Feyenoord in the UEFA Europa Conference League 2021-22 final at the Air Albania Stadium in the early hours of Thursday, May 26. The match will kick-off at 12:30 AM IST (Indian Standard Time).
Roma coach Jose Mourinho does not have any major injury issues ahead of the final, but the Italian side will be without playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan for the match. Nicolo Zaniolo played a little cameo against Torino in their last outing and will be in line to make it to the starting XI.
Dutch team Feyenoord, meanwhile, will be without their first-choice stopper Justin Bijlow, meaning that Ofir Marciano will get to keep his place between the sticks. Arsenal loanee Reiss Nelson will be a key player for Feyenoord on the wings.
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AS Roma vs Feyenoord recent form
Roma ended their first full Serie A 2021-22 season under Jose Mourinho with a brilliant 3-0 win over Torino. The team put on a scintillating display, with England striker Tammy Abraham netting a brace.
Before that, however, Roma had a series of bad results that included a 1-1 draw against Venezia, a 0-2 defeat against Fiorentina and a 0-0 draw against Bologna in the league. Amidst this, they defeated Leicester City 1-0 in the second leg of the Conference League semis which booked their place in the final.
Feyenoord’s run of form is more or less similar to that of Roma’s. The team has won just two of their last five matches across all competitions, drawn two and lost one.
Roma: W, D, L, W, D
Feyenoord: L, W, D, D, W
Roma vs Feyenoord head-to-head
Roma and Feyenoord have played just two matches in the past where the Italians have won one and the other ended in a draw.
Their most recent meeting dates back to February 27, 2015; the second leg of the Europa League round of 32. After the first leg was drawn, the second leg saw Feyenoord reduced to nine men inside 60 minutes. Roma took full advantage and won the match 2-1.
Roma vs Feyenoord prediction and betting tips for UEFA Europa Conference League 2021-22 final
Given Jose Mourinho’s track record in Cup finals, it comes as no surprise that his Roma side has the odds in their favour for the final. Having finished sixth in the Serie A 2021-22 season, the team from the Italian capital will look to win their first trophy since 2008 when they won the Coppa Italia.
Feyenoord, though, will need to play out of their skins to foil Jose Mourinho and Co's ambitions in the UEFA Europa Conference League 2022 final.
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