Lazio vs Bayern Munich Predictions and Betting Tips
The defending champions travel to the Italian capital to take on Lazio at the Stadio Olimpico this Tuesday. Flick’s troops looked too good in last year’s knockout rounds. Will they manage to look as good this time around? Read on for our expert tips and predictions.
Both sides clash for the first time in European competitions. However, it is to be noted that the Germans don’t have a dominant record against Italian opposition with 17 wins, 9 draws and 15 losses.
A first and tough task for the Inzaghi’s troops
Lazio compete in the knockout rounds of the UCL for the first time since 2000. Having finished second in the group just behind Dortmund, they were guaranteed tough opponents in the next round. They would certainly be looking to stay in the game for as long as possible given the amount of talent in the Bayern Munich side. With regards to their league form, Inzaghi’s troops are don quite alright with seven wins in the last eight league games. In their most recent matchup, a solitary Luiz Alberto goal was enough to seal all three points against Sampdoria.
Can defending champions do it again ?
Bayern Munich were splendid in 2019/20 UEFA Champions League season making light work of almost every single team they came across. It’s always hard to defend a highly-competitive trophy like the UEFA Champions League but with the firepower in the Bavarians squad, they’re odds on favourites to win the trophy this season. However, it is to be noted that the Bavarians have now failed to secure maximum points in their last two games. Eintracht Frankfurt handed them their third loss of the season just last weekend as Bayern Munich’s lead at the summit of the standings is now cut to four points.
Lazio vs Bayern Munich Team News
Pavard recently joined Costa, Muller and Gnabry on Flick’s injury list. With regards to the home side, they have Felipe and Radu, alongside goalie Strakosha ruled out via injury.
Lazio possible starting XI:
Reina; Mussachio, Patric, Acerbi; Lazarri, Milinkovic-Savic, Leiva, Alberto, Lulic; Immobile, Correa
Bayern Munich possible starting XI:
Neuer; Hernandez, Alaba, Boateng, Sarr; Goretzka, Kimmich; Sane, Coman, Choupo-Moting; Lewandowski
Lazio vs Bayern Munich Prediction: 1-3
Lazio are faced with an uphill battle as they go up against last season’s treble winners. They have impressed in the past month but the defending champions who are odds on favourites to go all the way should secure themselves an advantage heading into the second leg.