KICK off: 8April 22:00
Team news: Daley Blind is ruled out for Ajax, with Andre Onana and Sebastien Haller also unavailable, albeit for different reasons. Antony was fit enough to come off the bench at the weekend and will likely return to the starting XI here. 21-year-old Kjell Scherpen started in goal at the weekend but former Roma goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg is expected back in the side here. One of Edson Alvarez or Devyne Rensch will likely be required in central midfield on Thursday. Roma have four injured players against Ajax on Thursday, with key players like Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Chris Smalling injured. Jordan Veretout is at least back available. Rick Karsdorp is suspended for Roma after reaching a milestone booking in their last Europa League game. Roma lined up in a 4-4-2 formation against Sassuolo at the weekend in a real surprise by head coach Paulo Fonseca. It remains to be seen whether that will continue here. Edin Dzeko and Borja Mayoral are in competition to lead the line for Roma, while Pedro and Stephan El Shaarawy are other options in attack.
Prediction: Over 2,5 goals
League: Europa League
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Prediction of the day: Ajax – Roma