HEAD-TO-HEAD: Manchester City v Roma - Where do City have the edge?

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How Manchester City and Roma shape up against each other from the Champions League stats so far.

H2H Manchester City V Roma

Manchester City will be hoping to bounce back in the Champions League after an opening defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich.

Roma won’t be easy opponents for City as the immediate difference between the sides shows that the Serie A giants are in fine goalscoring form.

However, you have to take their five goals with a pinch of salt because there’s a marked difference in quality between Bayern Munich and CSKA Moscow in terms of strength and quality.

City produced half the number of attempts in their first game but one big difference is the number of crosses City put in against Bayern.

It can be suggested that Roma are likely to play narrow against City because of the treat which comes from City’s central midfield and that should create space for the likes of Pablo Zabaleta and Gael Clichy to get forward and exploit.

Roma are also ahead in terms of the number of tackles they have produced in the Champions League and the number of passes.

The difference in terms of passes also ties in with the quality of opponents in the first game because Bayern certainly don’t give the ball away as easily as CSKA.

City have home advantage and should be confident because although Roma are ahead in four out of the five stats areas on display here, they can beat any side at home with the crowd behind them.

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