The first match of the Round of 16 of the 2023/24 UEFA Champions League between Lazio (Italy) and Bayern Munich (Germany) will take place on February 14th at Stadio Olimpico. The kickoff is scheduled for 8:00 PM GMT. Lazio vs Bayern Munich: odds comparison, predictions, statistics.
Lazio pre-match analysis
The Italian side advanced to the play-offs not without struggling. However, their path through the group stage can’t be called the toughest. The penultimate round was decisive. Lazio beat Celtic (2:0). while Atlético Madrid beat Feyenoord (3:2), the main rival for the second position. The last round basically meant nothing. Although Lazio had a chance to top the group. However, they were defeated by Atlético Madrid (0:2) and remained in the second position.
It’s been a tough season for Lazio in the Italian league. They’re currently ninth, five points behind the Champions League qualification zone. They’re unstable. Wins are followed by defeats and draws. Obviously, 4th position is the best they can reach this season.
Bayern Munich pre-match analysis
Bayern Munich were brilliant in the group stage. They won 5 out of their 6 games, ending in a goalless draw only the match against Copenhagen. Bayern scored 12 goals, conceding only 6. The German side is one of the favourites to win the main European title.
Prior to this game (the text is written before the last round of the German Bundesliga is played), Bayern are 2nd. However, they have a head-to-head game versus Bayer right before the Champions League match. Their upcoming rival is currently 1st, 2 points ahead of Bayern. The Munich side has won 6 out of the last 7 games in the domestic league (1 defeat).
Lazio — Bayern Munich head-to-head
The sides met in the same Round of 16 in the 2020-21 UEFA Champions League. Lazio had no chance to win. Bayern beat the Italian side in Rome in the 1st leg (4:1) and then finished the rivalry in Munich, beating Lazio once again (2:1).
Lazio vs Bayern Munich prediction
Most likely, the German side will advance to the next round this time, too. And they’re unlikely to face some real problems. Especially in their home game. But in Rome Lazio have a chance to resist.
Bayern Munich will score for sure. I think they will do it more than once. But I also believe that Lazio will be able to score, too.