UCL Barcelona vs. Roma Soccer Picks: Wolves Tamed By Messi

Steven Suarez

Monday, November 23, 2015 7:55 PM UTC

Monday, Nov. 23, 2015 7:55 PM UTC

Sure, Roma is a strong side and all, but this Barcelona team is simply on fire right now, and as such they're classified as huge favorites on the soccer odds board. We break it all down inside.

Odds Overview
Looking over the soccer betting odds, we see Barcelona is priced in the -350 to -400 range to win across the top sportsbooks. The Catalans will be at home, and they've been playing breathtakingly well, so we're not taken aback by the steep odds.

If you think Roma has a chance to pull off the shocker, though, you'll be handsomely rewarded; after all, a Roma win is quoted at upwards of +1000. A draw is at around +500 to come through.


If you've been playing any kind of fade on Barcelona recently, you most likely haven't been doing all that well. This team is in tremendous form, having gone unbeaten over eight straight matches across all competitions.

Even scarier, Messi has returned from a lengthy absence through injury, and together with Luis Suarez and Neymar, the Catalan outfit is going to be a handful for any opponent in the world. The results speak for themselves.


AS Roma
While Barcelona has the luxury of having the huge lead atop Group E in the Champions League, Roma isn't so lucky, as they're barely ahead of Bayer Leverkusen and BATE Borisov.

What that means is the Italians need each and every point they can get, as difficult at that may be at the Camp Nou.


UCL Pick
This is by no means a knock on Roma, as we know how talented this squad is and that they should not be taken lightly.

However, we believe Barcelona deserves our soccer pick as they will be able to win this match, and fairly comfortably at that. The Catalans were doing just fine with Messi out, but now that he's returned, they're going to be even more dangerous. Oozing with confidence right now, we're going to put our faith in Barcelona and do so with a handicap option, as we expect a win by multiple goals.

Free Soccer Pick: Barcelona 2 AS Roma 0 -- Back the Catalans -1 (at 8/11 at SkyBet)

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