An interesting UEFA Champions League clash. Current world champions and defending winners of European's top prize, Bayern Munich travel to Italy in order to play the first leg of the Round of 16 against Lazio. This wil be the first competitive match between these two teams. The Serie A side has only lost one of its previous 6 encounters against German rivals, but while the Bundesliga champions are unbeaten in their last 5 UCL games against Italian teams, with 3 wins and 2 draws. Check out the match preview, predictions, odds, and also how to watch or live stream the game in the US.
The Germans are one of the most frightened teams at the moment, as they have won every trophy played last season. Since Hans-Dieter Flick was put in charge of the first team, Bayern strengthened and trashed every rival they've faced. As usual, they are actually reigning the Bundesliga and now will look to defend last season Champions League trophy.
Lazio are the underdogs in this series, that's for sure, as the Bavarians may be serious title contenders. Anyways, the Italian team find themselves at the 5th position in Serie A while having a good streak: they've won 7 of the last 8 league games.
Bayern Munich vs Lazio: Match Information
Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Time: 15:00 (ET)
Location: Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy
Bayern Munich vs Lazio: Time by State in the US
Bayern Munich vs Lazio: Storylines
The Germans are currently defending every trophy in this season. Having won each of the six competitions from last year, the powerful squad from Hans-Dieter Flick are looking to hold on their kingdom.
At the moment they sit in the first position of the Bundesliga with two points of advantage to Leipzig, and they've won the last three games. Moreover, Bayern reached this Champions League knock-out stage undefeated, as they won 5 and draw one game in the group stage, where they finished at the top.
This clash looks as hard as it gets for Lazio. Facing the defending champions never seems like an easy job, but taking into account the amazing records from their rival, a victory against them would be a real surprise. The Italians, anyways, went through a good string of results lately, but they'll need to play a perfect series to have a chance to get to the next round.
Bayern Munich vs Lazio: UEFA Champions League Top Scorers
Lazio: Ciro Inmobile (5)
Bayern: Robert Lewandowski and Kingsley Coman (3)
How to watch or live stream Bayern Munich vs Lazio in the US
Galavision, TUDN.com, ZonaFutbol, Univision NOW, TUDNxtra, TUDN App, CBS All Access, will broadcast this game in the United States.
Bayern Munich vs Lazio: Predictions and Odds
As expected, oddmakers clearly see Bayern Munich as the favourite team to take this game. By FanDuel, a victory from the German team will result in a -130 payout, while a Lazio triumph was given odds of +360 and a tie +280.
*Odds via FanDuel