Austria Vienna will feel extremely confident coming into this game after they held Roma to a 3-3 draw away at the Stadio Olympic. Since then Vienna have won 3 straight games and are now within 1 point of 2nd place in the table. Austria have been in good goal scoring form this season, finding the back of the net in 23 out of 25 games played so far this campaign led by some strong goal scoring efforts by Grunwald, Tajouri, Kayode, Venuto and Holzhauser who have netted 20 goals among them so far. Defensively they have been shaky conceding now in 15 out of their last 18 games across all competitions. They will feel the pressure might get to them in this big game as the winner will all likely top this group.
Roma have been great offensively until they got shut out in their last game against Empoli for a boring 0-0 draw. None of their players were effective in front of goal, but coming into a slightly lower tier competition, where victory to top the group is needed, might motivate them to do better tonight. Roma come into this game with a lot of defensive concerns Rui, Vermaelen, Seck, Nura and Manolas msising out due to injuries. Aside from that, they have concede in 13 out of 17 games this season across all competitions which will get them worried. Offensively they will look to players like Perotti, El Sharaawy, Dzeko, Iturbe to fill in the gap and the scoring efforts.
This should be an entertaining encounter, which was seen in their first leg with a 3-3 result, and I expect something similar in tonight’s encounter; so I am backing over 2.5 goals and both teams to score.