Bet Bayern Munich Over Roma: Champions League Picks & Odds

Steven Suarez

Monday, November 3, 2014 4:48 PM GMT

Monday, Nov. 3, 2014 4:48 PM GMT

It's up to you whether or not you want to fade Bayern Munich, but the smart decision with your soccer picks would be to back one of the best teams in the world. They'll play host to Roma in Champions League action this week.

Odds Overview
As expected, Bayern Munich is the heavy favorite on the soccer betting odds board. The Bavarians are listed at anywhere from -400 up to -450 to get the straight up victory, which just goes to show you how dominant they've been so far this season.

As for Roma, they can be found at a whopping price of +1100, with some online sportsbooks even offering +1250. A draw ranges from +450 to +550, which again indicates how strong oddsmakers believe Bayern to be.


Bayern Munich
What else is there to say about this team? They continue to storm through the competition, and it's now 15 straight matches (across all competitions) that they've gone unbeaten. Quite the run there.

More recently, Bayern Munich emerged victorious in a 2-1 win over rivals Borussia Dortmund in Bundesliga play. Though BVB has struggled in league play this season, it was never going to be easy against such a talented team.

The heroes of the day for the Bavarians were Robert Lewandowski and Arjen Robben. Lewandowski, who of course used to play for Dortmund, found the back of the net in the 72nd minute, and then Robben converted from the penalty spot in the 85th minute to give Bayern the win. Down 1-0 after a first half goal from Marco Reus, the Bavarians' grit and resilience were tested, and they passed with flying colors.

Bayern's lead in the Bundesliga is now four points, with Wolfsburg and Borussia Monchengladbach acting as the two biggest contenders at this moment in time. Though it's not a massive lead, you'd be hard pressed to convince anyone the Bavarians won't find a way to pull away from the pack once again.

There's been little resistance for Bayern in the Champions League group stages as well. They've won all three of their matches, scoring nine goals and only surrendering one time. They're well on their way to earning the number one seed out of Group E.


Losing 7-1 at home to this same Bayern team had to be quite the shock to the system. What makes it even worse? The Italian outfit was at home, as their supporters watched on in horror as Robben and company continued to score goal after goal.

Since that humiliation, it's been a mixed bag of results for the Serie A contenders.

Immediately after that loss, Roma tied 0-0 with Sampdoria in the league, but then managed a 2-0 win over Cesena four days later. Then, this past weekend, the Yellow-Reds lost 2-0 away to Napoli.

What that means is Roma remains in second place in Serie A, three points back of Juventus for first place. The league title is up for grabs, and you wouldn't count Francesco Totti and friends out at this point in time.

In Europe, Roma is still in a good spot despite getting dominated by Bayern in their latest fixture. They're in second place with four points through three fixtures, but we can't count on Manchester City, who currently occupies the third spot and will face a very winnable fixture against CSKA Moscow. 


Champions League Pick
Let's get this out of the way first: Roma is hardly a bad team. Far from it, actually. 

Thing is, Bayern has been insanely good, and we can't pick against them in this situation, especially inside Allianz Arena. Roma got a taste of just how dominant these German giants can be on their day.

Of course, we don't believe Bayern will win 7-1 again, but ultimately we will be recommending the favorites to get the job done. For our soccer picks here we are going with the chalk, as the Bavarians should win by two or more yet again.

Pick: Bayern Munich 3 Roma 1

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