class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>The reigning European champions travel to the Italian capital in the Champions League and our tipster is backing a high-scoring clash on Tuesday
Bayern Munich travel to the Stadio Olimpico on Tuesday evening to face Lazio in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie, with Hans-Dieter Flick’s side clear favourites to progress.
However, defending champions come into the game having dropped points in their last two Bundesliga matches, with defeat on Saturday at Eintracht Frankfurt seeing their lead at the top of the table cut to just two points.
Lazio, for their part, are one of the most in-form teams in Serie A with seven wins in their last eight matches to move into contention for next season’s competition.
Lazio vs Bayern Munich Latest Odds
Simone Inzaghi’s side were unbeaten in the group stages, recording two wins and four draws to finish second in Group F behind Borussia Dortmund.
The hosts are offered at 15/4 (4.75) with bet365 to claim a first leg win, with Bayern available at 4/6 (1.66) and the draw at 16/5 (4.20).
Lazio vs Bayern Munich Team News
Lazio are without Luiz Felipe and Stefan Radu, while Andrea Pereira was missing from the weekend win over Sampdoria but could return here.
The visitors have a long list of absentees with Serge Gnabry, Corentin Tolisso and Douglas Costa all injured, while Benjamin Pavard and Thomas Muller have coronavirus.
Lazio vs Bayern Munich Preview
On paper this is one of the most one-sided ties in the last-16, with the defending champions facing a side that are playing in the knockout stages for the first time in two decades.
In practice, however, the game could well be closer than many expect, with injuries and fatigue seeming to impact Bayern in recent weeks while their opponents are enjoying their best run of the season.
Only one player in Europe out-scored Bayern’s Robert Lewandowski last season and that was Lazio’s Ciro Immobile, with the Italy forward boasting 19 goals in all competitions this term – five of which came in the Champions League.
The Serie A team netted in all six group-stage matches and they have the firepower to contribute to a high-scoring game, whilst Bayern have conceded in 15 of their last 17 Bundesliga matches and have kept just one clean sheet in their last five Champions League encounters.
Lazio vs Bayern Munich Tips and Predictions
Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals is priced at 8/11 (1.73) and looks like an excellent selection given both sides’ respective records.
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.
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