UCL Soccer Picks: Bet Talented Roma +117 vs. Bayern Leverkusen

Steven Suarez

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 12:33 PM UTC

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015 12:33 PM UTC

Roma will be eager to make amends by taking care of business at home to Bayer Leverkusen. It's time to break down the soccer odds and come up with our top UCL soccer pick.

Odds Overview
As of now, Roma can be backed at +110 on the soccer odds board to outright win on their own field against Bayer Leverkusen, who is priced in the +225 to +250 range to surprise and notch the victory. A draw is quoted at a number approaching +275, for those thinking a deadlock is the most likely outcome in Rome on Wednesday.


AS Roma
The Yellow-Reds (i Giallorossi) saw a five-match unbeaten run come to an end in this past Saturday's loss to Inter, a defeat which saw them drop to third in the Serie A table.

What's more, Roma also has some work to do in Group E, as they're currently in last place with only two points earned through their first three matches. Previously renowned for their stout defensive displays, the Italian outfit has surrendered eight goals in those matches, something they'll have to clean up ahead of this showdown with Bayer Leverkusen.


Bayer Leverkusen
Though Bayer has not enjoyed a stellar start to their Bundesliga campaign -- they can currently be found in seventh place -- they've held their own in a highly competitive group in Europe, having earned four points, good for second place behind Barcelona.

We'll have to see if the German side can keep it going this week in a tricky away tie. Ahead of Wednesday, Javier Hernandez, Hakan Calhanoglu and Admir Mehmedi have each scored three UCL goals this term, in case you wondering who Bayer has been leaning on most.


Champions League Pick
Though Roma has thus far disappointed in group play, we're not giving up on them. This is a very talented squad, and one that probably should be favored by a larger margin for this week's match at home.

Bayer Leverkusen has done well in Europe in the campaign up until this point, but this is one of the most difficult fixtures they'll face all season. With that in mind, we're going to jump on this more than reasonable line and put our backing in Roma as our soccer pick.

Predicted Final Score: AS Roma 2  Bayer Leverkusen 1

UCL Soccer Pick: Roma +117 at 5Dimes

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