Lazio hosts Bayern Munich in the first leg of the Champions League 1/8 finals. The match will be played on Tuesday, February 23rd at Stadio Olimpico (Rome).
Simone Inzaghi has to constantly work under conditions of constraints in terms of personnel, finance, and weak management. High positions in the national championship are a real feat for Lazio. But in the current season, the Eagles will probably not manage to get a ticket to the next Champions League, unless they will win this draw. Lazio's game is built around personalities, from goalkeeper Strakosha (injured) to forward Immobile. The main problem of Lazio is staff shortage – the Eagles lack adequate substitutes for the leaders of the squad. The transfers of the Romans were not successful. Muriqi, Fares, Akpro, and Escalante didn’t show their best qualities. In winter, the team was reinforced by Musacchio signed from Milan.
The current holder of the Champions League Cup showed great results in the group stage and secured a comfortable lead in the fight for the champion’s title in Germany. Flick created a real machine, which fails extremely rarely (many remember the defeat to Hoffenheim). Bayern won the recent Club World Cup, beating Tigres in the final (1-0). An important factor in the success of the grandee from Munich is the strength of the squad – it has skilled players in every position. Lewandowski is in incredible shape, and Müller, Gnabry, Kimmich, and Coman are helping the Polish forward. Neuer, Sule, Hernandez, Davis, and Alaba are reliable in defense. The coaching staff has a good reserve with the possibility of strengthening the game.
The only recipe for stopping the Munich machine is reliable defense and the hope for high-speed counterattacks. However, Bayern will be ready for this kind of football from the Romans. It will put strong pressure on opponents in the midfield and will create a bunch of goal attempts. We think the visitors will manage to start the playoffs with a victory.
Bet Type: 3Way - result
Selection: Bayern Munich
Best Odds: 1.81 at
Stake: 2% bankroll (40 Units)
Date/Time: 23-Feb-2021 21:00 CET
Event Result: 1:4(0:3)
Profit: +32.40 Units