Lazio embarks on a mission to take on Bayern Munich at the Champions League last 16 knockout ties. The match schedules for Tuesday at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome due to coronavirus restrictions with kickoff at 11 pm.
Lazio finished second behind Borussia Dortmund in Group F to qualify for the knockout stages for the first time since 2000. Reigning champions Bayern Munich comfortably topping Group A.
After a slow start to their Serie A campaign, Lazio recorded a 1-0 win over Sampdoria on Saturday’s move Simeone Inzaghi’s side to move top four of the Serie A.
Even though Inzaghi’s time finished second in the group above Zenit St. Petersburg and Club Brugge, the side was meant to work hard for their win. The side came against a ten men Club Brugge who worked the side on the final matchday.
Despite their past form in the competition, Bayern Munich is battling to find their form in the Bundesliga. There is much to gain from now in their impressive winter and autumn break when the side picked up 16 points from their Champions’ League group stages.
The Bavarian’s lead at the top of the Bundesliga was wiped to only two points ahead of RB Leipzig after a disappointing 3-3 draw to home side Arminia Biefeld. It followed with a 2-1 loss to Frankfurt during the weekend.
Lazio vs. Bayern Munich Head to Head
Both sides have not met at any point of the competitions before, which marks their first time against each other. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Lazio 1-0 Sampdoria
Inter 3-1 Lazio
Lazio 1-0 Cagliari
Atalanta 1-3 Lazio
Atalanta 3-2 Lazio
Frankfurt 2-1 Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich 3-3 Arminia Biefeld
Bayern Munich 1-0 Tigres UANL
Hertha Berlin 0-1 Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich 4-1 Hoffenheim
Lazio Team News
Inzaghi will likely be without Luiz Filipe, Stefan Radu, Thomas Strakosha, and Silvio Proto ahead of their visit. Ciro Immobile and Joaquin Correa might in attacking formations to exploit Bayern’s weak defensive output.
Bayern Munich Team News
Covid-19 cases currently at the camp include Thomas Muller and Benjamin Pavard. Other injury cases include Tolisso, Serge Gnabry, Alexander Nubel, and Tanguy Nianzou. Significant boosts for the team are Leon Grotetzka and Javi Martinez’s returns that could return to the starting XI.
Prediction and Odds
Even though Bayern has a lot to fix in the defensive department, they have a lot of attacking output to make it a win.
Bayern Munich Win
Both Teams to Score
Goals Over 2.5