Roma will host Shakhtar Donetsk in a test match. How will the game end? Our portal gives a forecast for the meeting.
The capital's team finished last season in sixth place in the Italian championship. At the same time, Jose Mourinho's wards won the trophy for winning the Conference League. In the off-season, Roma made several interesting acquisitions. The Romans got Nematia Matic and Paulo Dybala without paying a single euro for the transfers, since the players were in the status of free agents. In addition, Roma leased midfielder Jorginho Wijnaldum from PSG, although they released Jordan Vereta to Marseille. In the off-season, Mourinho's team played six test matches and won three victories. On July 30, Roma beat Tottenham 1-0 thanks to a goal by Roger Ibanez.
The Ukrainian championship was completed ahead of schedule, and Shakhtar, which took first place in the table, was recognized as the champion of the country. Italian coach Roberto de Derbi left the team, and Croatian specialist Igor Jovicevic took his place. The last match of Shakhtar was held on July 30 — then the Miners drew with Dutch Utrecht (2:2). Artem Bondarenko and Dmitry Kryskov scored accurate shots in the Ukrainian club. And before that, Shakhtar lost to the champion of the Netherlands — Ajax (1:3).
Statistics and figures:
- "Roma" — the favorite of the match;
- The Club of Rome has only one win in the last four matches;
- Shakhtar have a four-game winless streak;
- In the last five head—to-head matches, Roma have three wins, Shakhtar have two;
- The last game with the participation of the teams ended with the victory of "Roma" with a score of 2:1.
The Romans will certainly try to please their many fans before the start of the new season. We believe that Mourinho's team will win a difficult victory.