Manchester City v Roma tips – unbeaten Wolves can make a point
Man City are under pressure when they entertain AS Roma on Tuesday night
September 29th, 2014
Manuel Pellegrini’s side were looking good value for a point at the Allianz Arena before former player Jerome Boateng scored a winner which makes Tuesday’s clash against Roma vitally important.
A failure to win this match would leave Manchester City with an uphill struggle to qualify from the group stage, with a double header against CSKA Moscow needing to yield six points before further games against Roma and Bayern.
Conversely, a victory would mean everything is looking rosy for the English champions and William Hill offer a stand-out 7/10 about the home side claiming three points from this game.
It’s been a reasonable start for City aside from that 1-0 home defeat against Stoke City, although they will be up against a team who have a 100% record since the campaign started.
Six straight wins in all competitions means that confidence levels are high ahead of Tuesday’s clash and it was a demolition job against CSKA in the first game which saw Roma 4-0 up after half an hour.
Defensively, the Italian side have also been very strong this season and BetVictor offer a meaty 9/2 about the visitors coming away from the Etihad Stadium with a victory which would propel them towards the knockout stage ahead of a double header against Bayern Munich.
Ashley Cole is the household name in the team, although former Arsenal forward Gervinho has been in good form for Roma, with the draw being priced at 16/5 with bet365 and there could be a spot of value.
City are not looking watertight at the back as Saturday’s 4-2 win at Hull illustrated, with Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko expected to continue leading the attack in this game.
Draw @ 16/5 with bet365