Etihad Stadium makes way for another interesting Group E match where Manchester City have to win against AS Roma in order to keep a grip on the qualification places. The English champions are doing quite well in Premier League, but they lost their opening match against Bayern Munich, and now look towards the match against Roma as means to be better in front of their own supporters.
AS Roma have won all their matches in Serie A, have conceded only once, but the Citizens have a purpose and are playing on home grounds. Rudi Garcia stated that, “All the pressure is on them. They need to get a result at their home ground.” Roma played without Daniele De Rossi, sidelined with injury, but City have been without Nasri, even if Toure has been displaying a good form. City come from scoring 11 goals in just two matches, but the players know it won’t be that easy with Roma.
Should this match finish in a draw, at 3.75 with Ladbrokes, the Citizens will find themselves on the third place in the group, which will work against them in the long run. Manuel Pellegrini stated his side would not drop anymore points in Europe. Joe Hart will be called up to the squad once again, after the last two matches saw caballero in the goal for City. Sergio Aguero and Edin Dezko should be your choices for the goalscorer market, and the good news from the Citizen’s camp comes from Jovetic who is set to make a return to the squad.
Francesco Totti did not manage to score or win any match in his last several visits to England, and Leandro Castran is sidelined for this match with a neck problem, which will see him join Iturbe and Astori on the unavailable list for the visitors.
An outright Man City win is at 1.66 odds with Ladbrokes, A Roma one at 5.00 and Sergio Aguero to score first is at 5.50. Both teams to score at 1.72, a goal line of +1,5 at 2,04 and Manchester City for both halves at 2.45. AS Roma for both halves is at 8.00 odds, while we’re betting 7 units on Roma winning either half at 2.75 with Ladbrokes.
Manchester City: Team’s Formation
AS Roma: Team’s Formation
End prediction for the match:
AS Roma to win either half