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Date: 14 February 2024
Kick-Off: 20:00 UK 21:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Olimpico
TV: TNT Sports
Lazio vs Bayern Munich: Top free betting tips
Lazio are set to face Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Wednesday, 14 February in the first leg of their round of 16 tie. The German side come into the match licking their wounds after a humiliating 3-0 loss to Bayer Leverkusen but they can't feel sorry for themselves otherwise a similar result could be on the horizon in Rome. Check out our full Lazio vs Bayern Munich prediction below.
Match result prediction: Draw
After a poor start to the season, Lazio have responded well since Christmas and are back in the equation for finishing inside the top four in Serie A. They have won six of their last nine matches in all competitions and the confidence is back in the Italian capital. Bayern Munich were looking good until their loss at the weekend and they have enjoyed four wins in six matches in 2024. Saturday's defeat will be hard to come back from, though, which is why we're going for a draw.
Total goals prediction: Under 2.5 goals
Ever since Maurizio Sarri came into the club, Lazio's foundations have been built on a strong defence and they have continued to build on that despite their poor form this season. Only four teams in Serie A have conceded fewer goals than them and Sarri will undoubtedly set them up to keep things tight in the first leg. Bayern failed to score for the second time in three weeks at the weekend and they have looked disjointed since the turn of the year.
Correct score prediction: Lazio 1-1 Bayern Munich
All things considered, both teams would probably be happy enough with a 1-1 draw, here. Lazio, who are the underdogs, would ensure they are in the tie heading into the second leg while Bayern will just be happy with anything other than a defeat after Saturday's debacle.
Lazio vs Bayern Munich team news
Lazio predicted lineup vs Bayern Munich
Lazio don't have too many issues in their squad ahead of the match with Sarri set to be without just two players. Davide Renzetti will miss the match due to suspension after being sent off in Lazio's final match of the group stages while Mattia Zaccagni will miss out due to a toe injury. For a game of this magnitude, the pressure will be on experienced forward, Ciro Immobile, to produce the goods for the Italian outfit. The 33-year-old netted three goals during the group stages.
Provedel – Marusic, Gila, Romagnoli, Hysaj – Guendouzi, Cataldi, Alberto – Isaksen, Immobile, Anderson
Bayern Munich predicted lineup vs Lazio
Thomas Tuchel has several big players missing for the clash with Lazio due to injury which makes this game even more of a banana skin for the Bavarians. Davies, Gnabry, Coman, Sarr and Laimer are all players who would start this match under usual circumstances and they will be a huge miss while the likes of Aseko-Nkili, Buchmann, Marusic and Peretz are all also injured. Harry Kane will be their main goal threat with the Englishman still searching for the first major trophy of his career.
Neuer – Mazraui, Kim, Die, Upemacano, Boey – Goretzka, Kimmich – Sane, Kane, Musiala
Lazio vs Bayern Munich: What the fans think
Bayern fans are devoid of all hope after Leverkusen defeat
Lazio away on Wednesday, not that I care much because we ain‘t making it past the quarters anyway but still.
— Bes #KimmichOut #DaviesOut #JuppelNation (@8esart) February 10, 2024
How far will Bayern Munich fans travel to Rome?
Bayern Munich fans have a number of routes available to them for the match against Lazio. The first, and quickest, route is to simply get a flight from Munich airport to Rome airport as there are direct flights between the two cities which take around 1hr 30 minutes. For those who don't like flying, the train will take around twelve hours and include a couple of stops along the way while driving will take around nine hours. The total distance between Munich and Rome is 700km.
Lazio vs Bayern Munich: Tickets
Lazio very rarely sells the Stadio Olimpico out and even the visit of Bayern Munich isn't enough for their fans to pack out the 72,000-seater stadium. Tickets are on sale for the match via the club's official website and they are available to all supporters. Bayern Munich are expected to bring around 3,000 fans to Rome for the match and they are already making their way to the Italian capital ahead of matchday.
FAQs: Lazio vs Bayern Munich
Who is the referee? François Letexier is the referee for Lazio vs Bayern Munich.
Who is the Bayern Munich manager? Thomas Tuchel is the current Bayern Munich manager.
When is the second leg? The second leg will take place in Munich on Tuesday, 5 March.