Betting tips & odds comparison 23.02.2021 SS Lazio - Bayern Munich
Betting Tip for matchday 1 of the 2020/2021 Champions League between SS Lazio and Bayern Munich. The game will be played at Olimpico (Rom, Italy) on 23.02.2021 at 21:00.
Lazio vs Bayern Munich, UCL 23.02.2021
Lazio welcome defending champions Bayern Munich at the Stadio Olimpico on Tuesday in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 knockout tie.
Bayern Munich dominated this competition over the last couple of seasons and will certainly be looking to impose their will in this first leg.
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Despite a sluggish start to the Serie A campaign, Lazio have over the recent weeks managed to string together a steady run of good performances capped by their 1-0 win over Sampdoria on Saturday which moved them side into the top four in the league.
In the Champions League, they did well to progress from a fairly balanced group that had Dortmund, Club Brugge and Zenit St Petersburg. They went unbeaten in the group but finished second behind Dortmund as their unbeaten record was majorly dotted with draws as opposed to wins, having won two and drawn four of their six group games.
The Bianconesti are playing with a lot more confidence, particularly at home now and they will fancy their chances against a Bayern team that has not been as intimidating as they were last season.
Bayern have looked shaky in the Bundesliga in recent weeks. Their lead at the top of the table has been cut down to two points ahead of RB Leipzig after a disappointing 3-3 draw at home to Arminia Bielefeld in midweek, followed by a 2-1 loss at Eintracht Frankfurt in their Saturday league fixture.
The Bavarians are a different animal in this competition though. They are unbeaten in their last 17 Champions League games, having won five and drawn one of their six group games this season, scoring loads of goals in the process including a 4-0 win over Atletico at home and a 6-2 thrashing of RB Salzburg on the road.
Despite the setbacks they have had in the league, Bayern are still a formidable outfit and have a lot more experience at this stage of the competition compared to the hosts.
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LAZIO VS BAYERN MUNICH BETTING PREDICTIONS
Bayern’s struggles have mostly been on the defensive end. They have missed some of their key personnel in defence conceding five goals in the last two league games alone. Lazio have been playing well particularly in their backyard where they have won the last seven in all competitions. We expect a thrilling encounter here that should present opportunities for both teams and we fancy both teams to score @ 1.54 with Betwinner for our first betting tip here.
Regardless of their defensive issues, the one constant that has remained for Bayern is the output of their talisman forward Robert Lewandowski. He scored what turned out to be a consolation goal against Frankfurt and had scored against Hoffenheim in the midweek game too. Like last season, he is putting up incredible numbers upfront and has emerged as one of, if not the best marksman in football right now. Lewandowski to score first or last goals is priced @ 1.95 and we feel there is value in snapping it up for our final tip here.
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