The group C opener against Ludogorets will take place on Thursday evening, and the UEFA Europa Conference League champions will travel to Eastern Europe for this match.
This summer's qualification matches were not very successful forLudogorets Razgrad. In the first two Qualifying rounds, they defeated Sutjeska Niksic and Shamrock Rovers (an easy draw), but they faltered against Dinamo Zagreb, giving up six goals over two legs.
Roma will be looking to improve after a terrible showing in a 4-0 loss to Udinese at the weekend. After suffering their first loss of the year, Jose Mourinho's team plummeted to fifth position in Serie A. For the first time since losing to Manchester United in the semifinals of the 2020–21 season, they are back in the Europa League.
The hosts have conceded far too many goals to far inferior opposition this summer, and I don't think they'll be able to compete with Roma tonight. Following a difficult defeat at Udinese, Roma will be extremely eager to avenge the defeat. They will have a fantastic opportunity to enhance their self-confidence by cruising to victory in Bulgaria to kick off their Europa League journey.
Pick: AS Roma -1 in AH