Lazio vs Bayern prediction and betting tips on February 14, 2024
The round of 16 of the Champions League, which starts the day before, will continue on Wednesday. Again, there will be a short but exciting programme. Lazio and Bayern will compete in Rome. Maurizio Sarri vs. Thomas Tuchel – who of the former Chelsea mentors will be stronger in a head-to-head duel? The analytical department of the website has presented a prediction for this football match on February 13, 2024.
Lazio is far from being as good as in the previous season
“The Eagles” became vice-champions of Italy in 2023. To understand Sarri’s achievement, it is enough to recall that, despite its status as a local giant, the team from Rome won the Scudetto, that is, it achieved better results, only twice. Moreover, the last time it happened was in 2000, when Simone Inzaghi was still playing and not coaching. All in all, “the chain-smoking Maverick” clearly outperformed his predecessor here, and that may have saved the specialist from being fired during its terrible start to the new season. However, the situation is slowly but quite steadily improving and “the Sky Blues” made it to the semi-finals, simultaneously knocking out Roma in the derby quarter-finals, in the cup tournament. As for the Champions League, although it was difficult, the team collected 10 points, becoming 2nd in the quartet by a great margin.
Bayern clearly expected more stable development from Tuchel
“The Star of the South” bet on Thomas in the spring, when, faltering, the management fired Nagelsmann ahead of schedule. It’s just not a fact that the things would have been worse under the leadership of Julian. The predecessor overcame PSG in the Champions League, and the current coach played with a 0-3 score in the battle against Manchester City in the spring. At the same time, the team flew out of the cup tournament and miraculously did not send the “silver salad bowl” to Dortmund. Speaking about the current season, there were many failures: a crushing defeat in the Super Cup, elimination after the confrontation with Saarbrücken from the cup, a 1-5 misfire in Frankfurt and other troubles, because of which Kane and the company are chasing Bayer in the Bundesliga. And now, after the battle with the rival from Leverkusen, the team will start in the Champions League – in fact, the only tournament where “the Record Holders” are pretty good. Perhaps, it was just the rivals, Manchester United, Galatasaray and Copenhagen, who allowed a lot?
Previous head-to-head matches
“The Eagles” played against the German club exactly 3 years ago, also in the 1/8 finals. Then everything was decided after a 1-4 score in Rome, however, the hosts won again in Germany, but that success was more modest.
Free prediction for the match Lazio vs Bayern on February 14:
There is no guarantee that the German club will justify its status as the favourite of the away battle. Still, when Immobile and Kane are on the field, one can bet on “both teams to score: yes” (odd: 1.77).