Lazio vs Bayern Munich
TUE 23rd FEB 2021 – KO 20:00pm
BETTING & MATCH PREVIEW
On Tuesday night, Lazio and Bayern Munich go head-to-head at the Stadio Olimpico in the Champions League, Round of 16 tie.
Simone Inzaghi’s team are in good form of late, winning seven of their last eight matches. They played Sampdoria last weekend and won 1-0, with Luis Alberto getting his seventh in the league.
Lazio finished second in their Champions League group, remaining unbeaten throughout the process, but drawing four games along the way. They scored in every match, beating Dortmund 3-1 at home.
The home side will know this is as tough as it gets in the Champions Leauge. They aren’t expected to win but will give everything they have. Lazio love scoring goals and Bayern can’t stop conceding at the minute. If Lazio can keep the oppositions away goals to a minimum, they will have a chance on the away leg.
The Bundesliga leaders are struggling at the minute. They haven’t won in two and were beaten in their last game 2-1 to Frankfurt. Before that, they drew 3-3 with 16th placed Bielefeld who have found goals hard to come by this season!
However, in the Champions Leauge, their form has been very good. They finished unbeaten at the top of their group, winning five out of six and carrying on from last season when they won the competition.
Bayern are poor at the back of late and know Lazio will try and expose this. We expect Bayern to go all out for this one, knowing they will need to score as many as possible. Away legs are key to winning these ties and Bayern will need to get a couple of goals in Italy.
Lazio have four players missing for this one, all with injuries. Radu, Felipe, Strkosha and Proto all miss the game.
Bayern have a long list of players out. Tolisso, Pavard, Costa, Gnabry, Muller, Nubel, Tillman and Kouassi are all out and will be big misses.