Roma vs Bate 12/09/2015 UEFA Champions League Preview, Odds & Predictions
Bate vs Roma
Wednesday 9th December 2015 14:45 (ET)
The Line: Roma 3/10 Draw 19/4 Bate 11/1 See the Latest Odds
TV: Bt Sport; FoxSport
Simple job for Roma, they must win against Bate and they will qualify for the kncokout stages. Roma though come into this game with just one win in their last five and are really struggling to string things together. Roma already got shocked by Bate once when beaten by the Belarussians 3-2 in the second game of the Group stages. On that occasion Roma were startled by the start of the Bate side who went 3-0 up only for Roma to drag them back but couldnt draw level losing the game 3-2. With lots of talent up front Gervinho, Dzeko, Salah and Pjanic can provide the spark needed for Roma to win this game and as a must win I think the players will be up for it and the Stadio Olympico should be a cracking atmosphere.
Bate come into this game knowing that a win can put them in the knockout stages if they can manage it. Bate have played well over this European campaign and Rodionev, Signeivch will take the game to Roma if they can get the chances. Roma have had their struggles of late but Bate cant come here and sit back they need to win this game and having to come out and attack against Roma is probably a bad tactic for BAte. I think BAte try to sit back and hold things tight for an hour and then try to come out and sneak this one in the last thirty minutes. Bate have a chance here but it would be a massive shock if they can get the win they need here, they would also need Barcelona to not lose in Germany but that is probable.
Very tough one here, I couldnt take Roma at the price here, there is just no value in it. Instead I am taking the unders in what I think is going to be a tight and tense game. Roma have to be careful here not to be caught on the counter but I think the Italians will do enough to sneak a 1-0 or 2-0 win, either way the unders should be a solid play.