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Sheriff vs Roma Tips & Preview - Hosts backed in handicap market in Europa League

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Last updated: 19 Sep 2023
Ryan Allan 19 Sep 2023
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  • Sheriff vs Roma go head to head in the Europa League (17.45 BST on Thursday)
  • This match takes place at the Bolshaya Sportivnaya Arena
  • Can Roma avoid a slip-up in Moldova?
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Sheriff vs Roma Predictions


This could prove a tricky night's work for Roma, and I expect a tight contest with Sheriff capable of covering a +2 handicap.
  • Sheriff vs Roma Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Sheriff Form
  • Sheriff Team News
  • Roma Form
  • Roma Team News

Roma tend to struggle on the road, so a low-scoring contest with under 2.5 goals is predicted in Tiraspol. 

  • Sheriff are unbeaten in their last 15 home fixtures
  • Sheriff have seen under 2.5 goals in 6 of their last 8 home Europa League games
  • Roma have failed to win in 13 of their last 14 competitive away fixtures
  • Roma have seen under 2.5 goals in their previous 4 away Europa League matches
  • Roma have not won by more than 1 goal in 17 of their last 18 away games

Head to Head


This Europa League Group G contest will be the first-ever match between Sheriff and Roma.

Sheriff Form


The Moldovan champions have been in decent form ahead of Thursday´s first group-stage matchup.

Roberto Bordin´s side have won six and lost just one of their last nine games. 

Sheriff ensured their safe passage to the Europa League group phase with a hard-fought 3-2 aggregative victory against KI in the playoffs.

Sheriff Team News


Italian boss Bordin will likely retain a settled selection after Sheriff´s dominant 5-1 weekend win in the Moldovan Super Liga.

Peter Adamo could miss out after he was withdrawn at the interval on Saturday. 

Roma Form


An indifferent start to the season saw Roma take just one point from their first three Serie A games of the new campaign.

Jose Mourinho´s men responded with an impressive 7-0 take-down of Empoli on Sunday.

Runners-up in last season´s Europa League, Roma failed to score in all four of their away knockout matches en route to the final. 

Roma Team News


Mourinho remains unable to call on long-term absentees Tammy Abraham and Marash Kumbulla.

Chris Smalling, Houssem Aouar and captain Lorenzo Pellegrini are also rated doubtful for the trip to Moldova. 

Paulo Dybala scored twice in I Giallorossi´s handsome win against Empoli but could drop to the bench with Stephan El Shaarawy in contention for a recall. 

Verdict

Roma have been unconvincing on their travels in 2023, and I fancy Sheriff to cover a +2 handicap.
Goals could prove few and far between, so I´ll take a chance on under 2.5 goals scored at the Bolshaya Sportivnaya Arena.
Best Bet: Sheriff +2 Alternative Handicap @3/5 at bet365 - 3 Units
Value Bet: Under 2.5 Goals Total Goals @4/5 at bet365 - 2 Units
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