Lazio vs Bayern Munich
Europe – UEFA Champions League
Date: Tuesday, 23 February 2021
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Olimpico (Rome).
Lazio host Bayern Munich at the Stadio Olimpico in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League round of 16 clash on Tuesday night. The host drew 2-2 with Club Brugge and scraped through to the knockout stages. They are in the knockout stages of the Champions League for the first time in 21 years.
Bayern Munich, on the other hand, comfortably topped a group also comprising Atletico Madrid, RB Salzburg, and Lokomotiv Moscow. They returned from Doha as Club World Champions and an easy 2-0 home win against Lokomotiv Moscow was the last CL fixture in their schedule.
Luiz Felipe, Stefan Radu, Thomas Strakosha, Silvio Proto are names that are not included in the Italian side for the Tuesday match. Bayern is taken back by the absence of Thomas Muller and Benjamin Pavard. They have already missed Douglas Costa, Cotentin Tolisso, Serge Gnabry, Alexander Nubel, Tanguy Nianzou due to injuries in the squad.
Lazio vs Bayern Munich Head-to-head (h2h)
- Lazio has never faced Bayern Munich in a competitive game before this tie.
- The host has been unbeaten at home in all CL games against German sides.
- Overall, they have only one win in their recent five fixtures with teams from the opponent’s country.
- The visitor has been unbeaten in their last eight clashes with Italian clubs in Champions League.
Lazio vs Bayern Munich Prediction
Robert Lewandowski hasn’t missed the target in recent games, especially in a crucial match for the Bavarians. With his presence, Bayern Munich can count on scoring at least a goal in the game.
As for Lazio, they can fancy their chances as the away team will have troubles pertaining to the injuries. The absence of many key players will make their movements slower in the middle.
Hence, the tip for BTTS will probably serve the purpose for the goals area in the encounter.
Lazio has won in all their recent three CL fixtures against German sides. However, it will be their maiden h2h clash with the Bavarians. The reigning champions will be on the back of a Club World Cup win from last month and thus, their morale will be high.
Hansi Flick has already lifted a sextuple this year and will aim to keep the CL title intact this term. So, we can expect the German side to return home with something from the fixture. Based on their winning streak for the titles, we can back the Bavarians for an away win in full-time.
Lazio vs Bayern Munich Betting tips
Both teams to score @ 1.50 (1/2).
Bayern Munich to win @ 1.66 (4/6).