Bayern Munich host Lazio for the first time in an European competition today aiming to finish the job from the first leg and to advance in the UEFA Champions League. A comfortable three-goal advantage put the Bavarians one step closer to the quarter-finals while the Italian side seem to be on the verge of the exit. No team has ever advanced from a knockout stage after losing the first leg by three goals or more at home. Here, we'll take a look into the match preview, storylines, predictions, odds, and even how to watch it in the US.
The defending champions continue looking as strong as in the last season, in which they demolished every opponent on their way to lift the sixth European title for the club. Hans Dieter-Flick's team remains undefeated in the tournament so far. After an impressive performance in the group stage, where they recorded 16 points, Bayern proved their power again putting four past Lazio in Italy.
Simone Inzaghi's squad was unbeaten until that Round of 16 first leg, following two wins and four ties in the Group F. Lazio currently sits at the seventh position in the Serie A, which may be the only tournament left for them this season as completing a comeback in this series would be a miracle.
Bayern Munich vs Lazio: Match Information
Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Time: 4 PM (ET)
Location: Allianz Arena, Munich
Bayern Munich vs Lazio: Time by State in the US
ET: 4 PM
CT: 3 PM
MT: 2 PM
PT: 1 PM
Bayern Munich vs Lazio: Storylines
While they continue ruling in the Bundesliga, Bayern Munich are once again on the hunt for European's biggest prize. The German team haven't lost in this campaign so far, and even though the only title-contender they faced up to now was Atlético de Madrid, they still look as powerful as they were last year.
Hansi Flick's side not only got the win in the first leg of this series but they also claimed a remarkable advantage ahead of the rematch at home. Bayern Munich seem to be the same unstoppable team from last season. Is there a team capable of proving that wrong in this Champions League?
That side probably won't be Lazio, though. Unless they suddenly pull off a surprising display from themselves, the Italians' campaign may be over soon. They would need to have a perfect night to turn around the hurtful 1-4 disadvantage from the first game in the Stadio Olimpico. Resisting Bayern's force and scoring so many goals against Manuel Neuer doesn't seem likely, even though soccer has surprises.
Bayern Munich vs Lazio: UEFA Champions League 2020/21 Top Scorers
Bayern Munich: Robert Lewandowski (4)
Lazio: Ciro Immobile (5)
How to watch or live stream Bayern Munich vs Lazio in the US
The second leg of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 to be played between Bayern Munich and Lazio at the Allianz Arena will be broadcasted in the US by Univision NOW, Paramount+, ZonaFutbol, Galavision, TUDN App, TUDN.com and TUDNxtra.
Bayern Munich vs Lazio: Predictions and Odds
As it could be expected, oddsmakers clearly see the hosts as the favorite team to claim the win. FanDuel has given Bayern Munich odds of -320 to get the triumph, while a Lazio victory would result in an impressive +700 payout. A tie, on the other hand, was given odds of +470.
* Odds via FanDuel