As the Champions League knockout phases commence, Lazio and Bayern Munich will meet at Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday evening to begin their round of 16 contest.

German champions have reached the quarterfinals for three years in a row. They seek a seventh European championship, while the Serie A side hopes for a first quarterfinal appearance in 24 years.

Top 3 marketsBest odds at bookmakers
Bayern to win: ⚽1.68 at Bet9ja
Harry Kane to score first: 🥅4.25 at 1xbet
Under 3.5 goals: ✅1.45 at Sportybet

Lazio and Bayern: Previous Games 

Bayern’s lone defeat in their previous 17 Champions League meetings was against last season’s eventual winners, Manchester City. However, Lazio have won three of their past four home matches and preserved a clean sheet in their previous three outings at the Stadio Olimpico.

Bayern Munich has gone undefeated over their previous twelve encounters against Italian teams, including five victories in a row.

Probable Lazio Lineup

Provedel; Marusic, Romagnoli, Gila, Hysaj; Guendouzi, Rovella, Alberto; Isaksen, Immobile, Anderson

Probable Bayern Lineup

Neuer; Mazraoui, Upamecano, Kim, Guerreiro; Kimmich, Goretzka; Sane, Muller, Musiala; Kane

Betting tips: Lazio x Bayern

Check out our predictions of the day for Lazio vs Bayern

Prediction 1: Lazio x Bayern / Bayern to win

Bayern may not be playing at its peak, but they have a dynamic offence and a history of success on European tours. Maurizio Sarri’s Lazio will need a considerable upset to come out on top during next month’s second leg since they have been much more susceptible as of late and can’t possibly hold the Bavarians at arm’s length for 90 minutes.

Prediction 2: Lazio x Bayern  /  Harry Kane to score first

When scoring first, it’s hard to ignore the England captain. He has scored four goals in the Champions League thus far. 

In addition, he has scored 24 goals in 21 games for the Bundesliga and adjusted to his new club and surroundings very well. 

We are putting our money on the 30-year-old since he has a good chance of scoring first in this match.

After last weekend’s 3-0 loss to Leverkusen, Kane will be even more motivated to win a big prize for Bayern.

Prediction 3: Lazio x Bayern / Under 3.5 goals

Lazio faced this difficult encounter after resuming their league season with a victory over the weekend. They must overcome the psychological barrier of never having advanced beyond the quarterfinals of a tournament. Intriguingly, they didn’t compete at this level until 2021, when they lost to Bayern.  

The morale of Bayern’s players had taken a significant knock after their recent defeat to Bayer Leverkusen, and their prospects of winning the Bundesliga championship have also diminished. 

Their concentration in Europe could improve as a result, but they will most likely want to avoid a loss here so that their chances of progressing to the next round rest on the outcome of the home leg. We’re betting on a score of under 3.5 goals in the match between Lazio and Bayern Munich.