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During the World Cup, the footballing club scene will be focused on playing friendly matches across the world.
Both Teams to Score – Yes
There are plenty of players missing from both sides, especially with Roma letting some of their best players travel to the World Cup. With mixed squads, there won't be much to settle about between these teams, and a chance that both teams will score at least a goal seems like rational thinking.
Over 2.5 Goals
The J-League season ended a few weeks ago, and Nagoya ended in eighth place with a less-than-desirable goalscoring record. They scored 30 goals in 34 matches while allowing 35. Roma is currently in seventh place in Serie A with a goal difference of 18-14. It's a typical Jose Mourinho team that doesn't score a lot of goals, while also playing strong defense. However, circumstances this time around are different. Nagoya just finished their season, and their manager Kenta Hasegawa will most likely allow extra playing time for players that haven't featured much throughout the season, while Mourinho will have to do the same because he doesn't have his full squad available.
Preview and general information about Nagoya vs Roma
Nagoya's last five matches: DLDWW
Roma's last five matches: WWLDD
Roma looking for some experience
Nagoya has just finished their season, so the players won't be pleased too much to play a friendly match before taking a deserving break from football. But, it's an opportunity to play against one of the prestige teams of European football, the last year's Conference League champions. Nagoya will look to explore options for some players that didn't play much during the season, and it will be curious to see if someone can step up and make a case for more playing time in the new year.
Nagoya's probable team: Higashi, Ota, Kojima, Kawazura, Morishita, Sakakibara, Uchida, Nagaki, Silva, Mateus, Naldo.
Roma didn't have the best end to the first part of the season with three games in a row without a win. Now, the manager Jose Mourinho must gather the rest of the team and travel across the world to play friendly matches hoping that someone will make a case for more playing time in the latter stage of the season. Mourinho can't be happy with the way his team played the last few weeks, with a hectic schedule, playing in the European competition, as well as trying to fight for a top-four ranking in the Italian league.
Roma's probable team: Svilar, Mancini, Ibanez, Tripi, Celik, Camara, Bove, Coric, Volpato, El Shaarawy, Shomurodov.
Nagoya: Yuki Soma is playing at the World Cup. Yuichi Maruyama, Sho Inagaki, Kazuki Nagasawa, and Yoichiro Kakitani are injured.
Roma: Paulo Dybala, Nicola Zalewski, Matias Vina, Rui Patricio are at the World Cup, while Leonardo Spinazzola, Bryan Cristante, Ebrima Darboe, and Georginio Wijnaldum are injured.
Nagoya vs Roma Facts & Notes
- Where is the game being played? – Toyota Stadium, Toyota
- What time is the kick-off? – 10:30 BST, 11:30 CET
- Who is the favorite according to bookmakers? – Roma is the favorite is the favorite