Bayern Munich has a golden chance to extend their dominance of Europe in the second leg of the Champions League last 16 ties against Lazio. The match schedules for Wednesday at Allianz Arena, with kickoff at 11 pm.
The defending champions saw a 4-1 first-leg lead at Stadio Olimpico. It will take a lot of effort and consistency to overturn the deficit at Allianz Arena and subsequently reach the competition’s quarter finals since 2000.
Bayern Munich’s defensive troubles are starting to show up, with the German champions failing to keep a clean sheet in their past six encounters. It will act as a point of confidence for Lazio against the Bavarians who overcompensate with their attacking threat.
Their last encounter saw Hansi Flick’s side dismantle Werder Bremen 3-1 on Saturday in a clinical style. It was Niclas Fullkrug’s last-minute strike that denied the home team a clean sheet. Lewandowski keeps chasing Gerd Muller record goalscoring record in the German top-flight while short of 97 goals.
However, time is catching up with the goal machine, which will be turning 33 years of age this August. However, a four-point cushion in the Bundesliga title race is enough to focus on the Champions League fully.
Wednesday’s trip to Allianz Arena is a take-it-all opportunity for Inzaghi’s side if they want to redeem their season.
Bayern Munich vs Lazio Head to Head
Both sides have only one game against each other, with Bayern Munich taking the first leg win. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Werder Bremen 1-3 Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich 4-2 Borussia Dortmund
Bayern Munich 5-1 FC Koln
Frankfurt 2-1 Munich
Bayern Munich 3-3 Arminia Biefeld
Lazio 3-2 Crotone
Juventus 3-1 Lazio
Bologna 2-0 Lazio
Lazio 1-4 Bayern Munich
Lazio 1-0 Sampdoria
Bayern Munich Team News
Injury absentees ahead of their clash include Corentin Tolisso, Douglas Costa and Tanguy Nianzou. David Alaba missed out on their last encounter with Werder Bremen due to a knock and will not feature. Leroy Sane will feature after starting on the bench last weekend.
Lazio Team News
The main injury contention for Simeone Inzaghi includes Luis Felipe and Manuel Lazzari. Adam Marusic is highly likely to step in at left-back, while former Southampton defender Wesley Hoedt is pushing for a defence call.
Prediction and Odds
We expect Bayern to easily progress with their last away goal advantage but Lazio likely to get a goal.
Bayern Munich Win
Both Teams to Score
Goals Over 2.5