LAZ vs BAY Dream11: Facing the reigning champions is always considered as the “assignment” and Lazio will b under no illusion that their UEFA Champions League exploits are likely to come to an end if they don’t turn up in style. After all, they are set to face the mighty and red-hit Bayern Munich in the first-leg of their Champions League round-of-16 tie at Stadio Olimpico on Tuesday night (IST). Here is LAZ vs BAY Dream 11 Match Prediction. Bayern, on the other hand, will surely be giving their all to defend their title and become only the second team in the Champions League era, after Real Madrid, to win the back-to-back title.
Fixture Name And Competition: Lazio vs Bayern Munich: Champions League
Date & Time: 01:30 AM (IST), 24 February
Venue: Stadio Olimpico
Champions League Fixtures: Recent form:
Lazio: They finished fourth last season and are well-positioned to clock a top-four finish this season as well. But they are averaging fewer points-per-game in this campaign than last season, which shows the performances have taken a slight hit. But Simone Inzaghi’s men won three times in the last four games heading into this encounter.
Bayern Munich: The Bavarian giants suffered a shocking 2-1 defeat away at Eintracht Frankfurt at the weekend; a wake up call for the all-conquering Bayern. Hans-Dieter Flick’s men are now winless in two games, which is in itself an anomaly.
Head-to-head (last five meetings)
This is the first match between Lazio and Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League.
Last meeting: NA
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Champions League Standing: Lazio finished second in their group behind Borussia Dortmund, while Bayern Munich topped their group and dropped points in only one game.
LAZ vs BAY Dream11 Prediction Team News, Injury Report, Starting Lineups
Lazio Injury Report, Unavailability: Former Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira is a big doubt to play in LAZ vs BAY Dream11 Team Prediction game due to a knock. He will be assessed.
But Inzaghi will miss the services of Thomas Strakosha, Luiz Felipe and Stefan Radu.
Expected changes: Hit-man Ciro Immobile will be leading the lines for the Italian outfit, with Joaquin Correa his partner up front.
Thomas Strakosha’s continued absence means, Pepe Reina will start as he goalie, while a three-man backline, composed of Musacchio, Acerbi and Patric, should protect him.
Lazio Starting XI (probables) | Lazio Playing 11
Bayern Munich News
Bayern Munich Injury Report, Unavailability: Bayern Munich’s task to win this game becomes slightly difficult as both Benjamin Pavard and Thomas Muller are out of this game after testing positive for Covid-19. The duo has been asked to self-quarantine.
Niklas Süle is a doubt but can play if pass the late fitness test, but Douglas Costa, Corentin Tolisso, Serge Gnabry and Alexander Nübel all are out with injuries.
Expected changes: We can see a make-shift formation here from head coach Hans-Dieter Flick. Alaba could move further upfield as a defensive midfielder, while Sule, if fit, could be asked to play as a left-back.
Bayern Munich Starting XI (probables) | Bayern Munich Playing 11
Goalkeeper: M Neuer
Defenders: F Acerbi, A Davies, L Hernandez, D Alaba
Midfielders: L Alberto, L Lucas, K Coman, L Goretzka
Attackers: C Immobile (VC), R Lewandowski (C)
LAZ vs BAY Teams Captain options, Differential Picks
Ciro Immobile: Lazio’s best offensive player. He can trouble Bayern’s backline and is a good captain option in Dream 11 prediction teams.
Robert Lewandowski: The Frenchman is perhaps the best striker in the world at the moment. He is Bayern Munich’s leading goal-scorer.
X-factors, differential picks
Kingsley Coman: His stock keeps rising following the incredible performances he is giving week-in and week-out.
Joshua Kimmich: One of the leading creative players on Bayern Munich’s roster. He is indispensable.
Luis Alberto: Scored six goals in the last 10 games for Lazio. He is worth the shot.
LAZ vs BAY Today Match Prediction Football Match
Bayern may have lost the last game and will be playing without some key players, they remain the team to beat. The Bavarian giants boast too much quality all over the pitch and in our Today Match Prediction odds, we back Bayern to come away with a vital win in the first leg. So choose your LAZ vs BAY Dream11 Match Prediction teams wisely.
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