Both Tottenham Hotspur and AS Roma lost their last games against Vitesse and Bodø/Glimt respectively in the UEFA Europa Conference League (UECL). Will we see UECL revenge on Thursday?
Tottenham Hotspur vs. Vitesse
The Antonio Conte era begins on Thursday for Tottenham Hotspur, who welcome Vitesse to North London in the UECL.
The Lilywhites lost 1-0 to the Dutch outfit when Nuno Espírito Santo was in charge, but the doom and gloom surrounding the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium has disappeared, at least for now.
It will take Spurs a while to adapt to Conte’s methods, but with the full support of a capacity crowd of optimistic home fans behind them, the Italian’s time in charge should get off to the perfect start with a win this week.
Thomas Letsch’s Vitesse are not to be underestimated given their record on their travels, but we expect the hosts to get revenge in North London. Our prediction is 2-0 to Conte’s new side!
AS Roma v FK Bodø/Glimt
AS Roma and FK Bodø/Glimt clash in the UECL on Thursday evening, knowing that victory will put them on the brink of reaching the knockout stages of the competition.
The game at the Stadio Olimpico takes place just two weeks after Kjetil Knutsen’s Norwegian outfit recorded a shocking 6-1 home victory over the Italian giants!
With Roma manager Jose Mourinho likely to be torn with his team selection, this is a difficult game to call. However, with the home crowd behind them, Roma should have enough quality at both ends of the pitch to get their revenge. We predict a fairly comfortable 2-0 win for the team from Italy’s capital!