Roma v Bodo/Glimt preview: Reunion after Norwegian nightmare

Roma have some wrongs to right as they recommence battle with Bodo/Glimt on Thursday night.

Two weeks after suffering one of their worst ever defeats in the reverse fixture, a 6-1 capitulation in Norway, Roma welcome Bodo/Glimt to the Italian capital on matchday four of the Europa Conference League group stage.

The scars from the previous fixture will take a long time to heal, but Roma can at least aim to get the better of their opponents this time around – even if they are unlikely to do so by a scoreline that would give them the edge in terms of the head-to-head record.

Roma are going into the game on the back of a 2-1 defeat to AC Milan, another side whom Bodo/Glimt competed with in Europe last season. The visitors have drawn one and won two games since they played host to Jose Mourinho’s side, consequently remaining top of their domestic league.

They are also, at present, top of the Conference League group, although Roma can overtake them with a win.

That will be no easy feat, as the previous fixture proved. Bodo/Glimt will be keen to show they didn’t just win that because of the Scandinavian conditions they were more accustomed to, but they genuinely are capable of going toe to toe with sides of Roma’s stature.

Mourinho will be making changes compared to the side that played in Norway, but whoever takes to the field will do so with a point to prove.

The game kicks off at 8pm UK time on Thursday and will be live, but only from 8:15, on BT Sport 3.

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