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Everything you need to know as Ajax face Roma in Europe

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The Europa League knockout stages resume tonight, as Ajax take on Roma in the quarter-finals!

So, here's everything you need to know including team news, predicted lineups, TV schedules, kick-off times and more.

Ajax vs Roma Date & Kick-Off Time

All of the Europa League quarter-final matches will be played over two legs, with each team playing one leg at home.

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LEGENDARY DUTCHMAN: The first leg of the quarter-final will be played at The Johan Cruyff Arena

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The first leg between AFC Ajax and A.S Roma will take place at The Johan Cruyff Arena, named in honour of the legendary Dutch footballer, on Thursday, 8 April at 3pm ET / 8pm BST.

The return leg will be played at the Stadio Olimpico on Thursday, 15 April, which will also be a 3pm ET / 8pm BST kick-off.

Whichever side makes it through to the semi-finals will play either Manchester Utd or Granada on Thursday, 29 April, with the second leg set to take place on Thursday, 6 May.

How to watch AFC Ajax vs A.S. Roma

If you are in the UK, BT Sport is the only place to watch all the UEFA Europa League action.

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FINAL EIGHT: The remaining sides will fight it out in order to achieve European glory

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Exclusive Europa League matches will be available to watch on TV, online and on the BT Sport app for mobiles, tablets, smart TVs and games consoles.

You can purchase a Monthly Pass which will give you 30 days of BT Sport content, contract-free.

For more information on how to watch Ajax vs Roma, click here!

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BT Sport Ajax vs Roma Schedule

UEFA Europa League Quarter-Final 1st Leg - From 7pm on Thursday, 8th April (BT Sport 3)

UEFA Europa League Quarter-Final 2nd Leg - From 7pm on Thursday, 15th April (BT Sport 3)

All times UK.

How to watch Europa League matches in the US

AFC Ajax vs A.S. Roma, along with every other Europa LEague game will be shown on CBS’s streaming service: Paramount+.

Paramount+ is offering a limited time only 7-day free trial now!

The Europa League final will be televised on CBS television and CBS Sports Network.

Paramount+ comes in two different packages - you can choose to pot up with advertisements for just $5.99 a month, or you can remove the ads, which will bump up the price to $9.99 a month.

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Predicted Line-Ups

With both Ajax and Roma riddled with injuries and suspensions, we could see some very interesting starting lineups tonight!

Ajax Predicted 11

Daley Blind and Noussair Mazraoui are currently carrying injuries and are unlikely to feature in this game.

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Andre Onana is serving a lengthy suspension at the moment and Sebastien Haller also remains unavailable for this encounter.

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Out: Daley Blind (Ligament tear), Andre Onana (Suspended)

Doubtful: Noussair Mazraoui (Eye Injury)

Roma Predicted 11

Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Marash Kumbulla, Nicolo Zaniolo, and Chris Smalling are injured at the moment and will be unable to play a part in this fixture.

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Rick Karsdorp received a booking in his previous European game and is suspended for this match.

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We could also see Paulo Fonseca give Pedro the nod in the starting line up, who would likely play on the left-wing.

Out: Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Disrupted Calf Muscle), Marash Kumbulla (Torn Meniscus), Nicolo Zaniolo (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Chris Smalling (Knee Problems), Rick Karsdorp (Suspended)

Doubtful: None

Form Guide

Ajax have been sensational in the Eredivisie and are well on their way to yet another league title.

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The reigning Dutch champions edged Heerenveen to a 2-1 victory in their previous game and will be confident ahead of this fixture.

Last six games: WWWWWW
Latest outing: Heerenveen 1-2 Ajax, 04/04

AS Roma, on the other hand, are in seventh place in the Serie A standings at the moment and have experienced a slump after a strong start to their league campaign.

The Giallorossi played out a 2-2 draw against Sassuolo over the weekend and will look to return to winning ways in this game.

Last six games: LWLWLD
Latest outing: Sassuolo 2-2 Roma, 03/04

Prediction

Ajax have been in exceptional form this year and have registered seven consecutive victories in all competitions over the past weeks.

The likes of Dusan Tadic and David Neres have stepped up for the Dutch giants and will have to play pivotal roles in this game.

AS Roma are missing several key players going into this game and will need to dig deep into their squad to trouble their opponents. We are backing an Ajax win for this one.

Prediction: Ajax 2-1 AS Roma

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