One of the most interesting games for this stage of the Champions League groups is the confrontation between AS Roma and Bayern. The Italian side is having its best season start in many years, while the Germans are apparently cruising to another title in the Bundesliga. While nobody is surprised by their performance, AS Roma’s strong debut is impressive on many levels and everyone is waiting to see how they will match up against a proven side.
Until recently, the Italians were dominating the domestic championship and sat on the first place in Serie A but as a result of losing to Juventus on the road, they fell into second. They are within striking distance and there are plenty of rounds left to play, so time is clearly on their side. On the other hand, winning most of the games in the Champions League and advancing to the next stage is a pressing matter and so far they can be proud of their accomplishment.
AS Roma won with ease against CSKA Moscow and then saved one point on the road at Manchester City, so they sit in the second place behind Bayern. Winning tonight against the German side would allow them to take the lead for the first time and this would also make them the top favorite to win the group. This is easier said than done, because the Germans are yet to lose a match and their performance in the domestic championship is even more impressive.
So far, they won both games against Manchester city and CSKA Moscow by 1-0, but they were far more prolific when playing against fellow German teams. They win five games in a row and kept a clean sheet in the last eight games, with October being an extremely good month for them so far. In the last two rounds, Bayern scored 10 unanswered goals and they will be traveling to Rome, trying to extend this winning streak to six in a row.
Seven different players scored in the last two goals and even though Muller and Lewandowski are the two listed as strikers, the most prolific scorer is Goetze. This is an offensive midfielder who will probably play tonight from the very beginning, so the German side will have plenty of options. Wingers will play a big role in this fixture as noted by http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/10/20/4249138/wingers-to-play-a-big-role-in.html and both the hosts and the visitors have a couple of great players on these positions
Strictly from a punter’s perspective, this is a very interesting match, with bookmakers offering excellent odds for a home win. Obviously, it is difficult to go against Bayern at this time when they are on offensive roll, so a better chance to be to take the double chance wager at odds of 1.80. Those who are willing to go all the way with the German side will rejoice hearing that virtually all bookmakers are offering odds of even value for the visitors to win.