Game Preview - Roma vs. Man City - UEFA Champions League - Matchday 6

AS Roma host Manchester City in the last round of UEFA Champions League group stage on Wednesday, December 10th, 2014. The two teams will be battling for a spot in the tournament's round of 16.

The present situation in Group E is as follows:

Group E Table - UEFA Champions League 2014/15 - Matchday 6

As far as what each team needs in order to qualify, here is the lowdown straight from

"Roma will qualify with a win and will also advance if they draw and CSKA Mosvka hold FC Bayern München in the other Group E game. If CSKA lose, Roma will progress with a goalless draw but not a score draw.

City must win and hope that CSKA do not, or get a score draw and hope CSKA lose. If they lose, they are out of Europe altogether."

It is down to the wire. Could be a great game!

AS Roma vs. Manchester City - Matchup and Odds - UEFA Champions League - Team Logos / Badges / Crests

Roma blew it in their last match vs. CSKA in Moscow, where they had the lead until the last minutes, only to settle for a 1-1 draw. Domestically, they are second in the Serie A tables, three points behind Juventus. On the weekend, they drew 2-2 with Sassuolo at home.

Since the Sergio Aguero heroics vs. Bayern Munich on Matchday 5, Manchester City are an in-form team. They beat Sunderland 4-1 away last Wednesday and followed that up with a 1-0 home victory vs. Everton. Bad news for City is that Aguero walked off injured after only a few minutes of the Sunday's game. He could be out for months according to the reports.

The odds for the upcoming game at Stadio Olimpico are:

Roma: 7/5
Draw: 5/2
Man City: 19/10

To Qualify:

Roma: 10/11
City: 1/1
CSKA: 16/1


The home side, Roma, are the favourites to win the game and advance to the knock-out stage of the tournament.

In their first encounter, at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester on September 30th, 2014, the two teams drew 1-1.

Let's see how things play out at Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday.

Will it be Gervinho, Totti and Pjanic or will it be Dzeko, Jovetic and Nasri?

Looking forward to this one!


City are also without Yaya Toure on Wednesday, as he is suspended for his antics in the game vs. CSKA Moscow.