Bayern Munich vs Roma 11/05/2014 UEFA Champions League Preview,Odds & Prediction
Roma vs Bayern Munich
Wednesday 5th November 2014 19:45(GMT)
The Line: Bayern Munich 1/4 Draw 11/2 Roma 12/1 See the Latest Odds
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Two weeks ago Bayern Munich beat Roma 7-1 in Rome, one thing is for certain that wont happen tomorrow night. Many may think that Bayern's performance was the best of the year and they would be correct. Bayern were absolutley immense in the game, they tore Roma apart and were clinical with their finishing. Ribery when introduced, Robben , Muller and Goetze were terrific. Overall it was probably as good a performance as Bayern have put in over the last five years, the problem with a perfromance like that is generally there is a letdown in the coming games. Be it complacency or just a realisation that not everything can be perfect all of the time. Either way the Allianz Arena tomorrow night looks as close to a trap game as I can see.
Not only were Roma awful in the home leg but they lost 2-0 to Napoli at the weekend as well. This is a tough group of players and they fight for each other. I am certain that Rudi Garcia gets a performance from his players on Wednesday night and I will be backing them for this reason. With De Rossi, Pjanic, Totti, Gervinho there is plenty of talent here and I think Roma can keep this one close. They probably wont get the win or even the draw but +2 on the handicap at 5/4 looks appealing to me. I know this is against the grain, I know that Bayern are a superb team but I just feel Roma can put in a defensive display here that they did not manage two weeks ago.
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This is a pick based on watching both teams as well. As good as Bayern are and have been of late they still struggled at the weekend against Borussia Dortmund team that have been awful this season and they were also held to a 0-0 by Mochengladback a couple of weeks back. Roma have the players to hold Munich as long as they dont concede early and have to go chasing the game. Take Roma +2 and cash an unlikely winner!