Will Lazio Halt Bayern Munich’s Champions League Unbeaten Run in Last 16?

    Lazio vs Bayern München - 14/02/2024

    Will Lazio Halt Bayern Munich’s Champions League Unbeaten Run in Last 16?
    14/02/24 6411

    The UEFA Champions League football predictions return to Forebet’s algorithm this week, with four intriguing last-16 clashes on the schedule.

    On Wednesday, attention turns towards the Stadio Olimpico in Italy’s capital, as Lazio and Bayern Munich meet for the first leg of their knockout showdown.

    Will the German giants extend their unbeaten run in this season’s Champions League? Or could the Eagles cause a famous upset on home soil?

    Lazio head into Wednesday’s clash on the back of a 3-1 victory over Cagliari, which keeps them within touching distance of the top four in Serie A.

    That triumph ended a three-game winless run for the Eagles, who recorded one draw and two losses before returning to winning ways on Saturday.

    In the Champions League, Lazio recorded three wins, one draw and two defeats during the group stage, finishing second behind Atletico Madrid in Group E.

    Impressively, the Eagles took seven points from a possible nine at home, conceding a solitary goal while keeping two clean sheets for good measure.

    As for Bayern Munich, they suffered a humbling 3-0 defeat to Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday, managing a solitary attempt on target at the BayArena.

    The perennial Bundesliga champions now find themselves five points behind Leverkusen in the table, having lost three of their 21 league games this season.

    Still, Bayern have remained consistent in the Champions League this term, picking up five wins and one draw during the group stage to cruise into the knockout phase.

    Averaging two goals per game in the UCL this season, Thomas Tuchel’s men will be confident of swiftly bouncing back from Saturday’s defeat.

    Head-to-head: Lazio and Bayern Munich met at this stage of the competition during the 2020-21 campaign, but it didn’t end well for the Eagles.

    The Germain giants thrashed the Italians 4-1 at the Stadio Olimpico in the first leg before winning 2-1 on home soil to wrap up a 6-2 triumph on aggregate.

    Team news: The hosts look set to be without the injured duo of Mattia Zaccagni (toe) and Patric (shoulder) for the first leg.

    On the flip side, Bayern’s injury list features Konrad Laimer (calf), Serge Gnabry (muscle), Bouna Sarr (knee), Alphonso Davies (knee) and Kingsley Koman (leg).

    Lazio are expected to put up a fight on home soil, but Bayern Munich’s dominance looks destined to shine through in the Italian capital.

    Forebet predicts that Lazio and Bayern will combine for over 3.5 goals, with the visitors scoring over 2.5 goals en route to victory.

    Home team
    Away team
    Probability %
    Correct score
    Avg. goals
    Weather conditions
    1 - 3
    5.25 3.80 1.67 no no no
    1 - 0(0 - 0)
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