LAZIO entertain Bayern Munich in the Round of 16 Champions League first leg.
Neither side are enjoying a vintage campaign and Bayern in particular could be facing a groundbreaking season for the wrong reasons.
You need to go back to 2012 for the last time Bayern weren’t champions of Germany after 11 Bundesliga wins in a row, but they are in serious danger of missing out this year after a disastrous 3-0 away defeat at leaders Bayer Leverkusen who are now five points clear of them at the top of the table.
However, their European form was much better after winning five of their six games in the group stages including home and away wins over Manchester United.
Lazio are struggling in eighth place in Serie A which is a huge disappointment considering they were runners-up last season. They have already lost eight games in the league.
They did at least get a morale-booster at the weekend with a 3-1 win at Cagliari. They came through their group in the Champions League by finishing in second place behind Atletico Madrid and defeated Celtic home and away.
And they are strong at home after two wins and a draw in Rome in Europe.
How the bookies view it
Bayern Munich are strong favourites here at 8/15 with Coral. Lazio can be backed at 5/1 with Paddy Power and the draw is 10/3 with William Hill.
Recent head to heads
The clubs met in the Champions League three years ago and Bayern Munich won home and away including an impressive 4-1 thumping in Rome.
Players to watch
Veteran striker Ciro Immobile netted his 168th Serie A goal for Lazio in their weekend win and it was his second game in a row where he found the target. He is 5/2 to score any time with bet365.
Harry Kane drew a rare blank at the weekend, but the England superstar has been in prolific form for Bayern this season after 24 Bundesliga goals in just 21 starts. He will be popular to score any time at almost evens, 19/20 with UniBet.
Anything else catch the eye?
Bayern Munich may have lost their cloak of invincibility domestically, but they are still very strong and can edge a first leg lead in Italy against a Lazio side who look bang average this season.
There has been a grand total of just two goals in Lazio’s last three home games and it’s unlikely to be a goal glut. Go for the visitors to win by one goal at 11/4 with bet365.
On a similar theme, under 2.5 goals at odds against at 23/20 with 888sport should come up too in what could be a tight first leg affair.
This UEFA Champions League match between Lazio and Bayern Munich will be played on
Feb 14, 2024 and kick off at 20:00. Check below for our tipsters best Lazio vs Bayern Munich prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.
Lazio vs Bayern Munich Betting Tips & Predictions
Bayern Munich winning margin one goal
Under 2.5 goals