10th Dec 2014 | Champions League
When In Rome Without Key Men
Man City have had a good run of form but arguably their best four players could be either missing or at least not fully fit for this Champions League showdown.
Manchester City may have won five matches in a row but there’s a feeling that their luck is about to run out at the Stadio Olimpico. Roma are a best price 9/5 (BetVictor) to claim a decisive three points and given the team news that looks like a shrewd bet.
Manuel Pellegrini will definitely be without the services of main men Sergio Aguero and Yaya Toure and there are considerable doubts surrounding David Silva and Vincent Kompany. Don’t be surprised if one or both of them takes to the field, but equally don’t be surprised if they aren’t fully fit. The boss will simply do anything to get one of his big four onto the pitch.
Make no mistake, Roma are a strong outfit as evidenced by their ongoing title challenge. They currently sit second in Serie A, just three points behind Juventus and they were the better team in the 1-1 encounter at the Etihad back in September. That night all City’s big guns played, so imagine how they will struggle with key absences and on enemy territory.
Odds correct at time of publishing: 12:13 10th Dec, 2014 but subject to change