Lazio vs Bayern
Bayern Munich are currently in a bind having failed to pick up a single win in their previous two league games. Now, they will be looking to set the record straight with a positive result in Rome.
Lazio who are currently on a form are smooth sailing in there home league. They have been tearing it up in the Serie A, and are gradually climbing up the standings. Bidding for a top-four position while leaving no stone unturned in their chase for Champions League qualification.
Preparing to tackle defending champions Bayern Munich in the Round-of-16, the Italian outfit know they will have their work cut-out to progress at the expense of the Bavarians. The German machines sealed their status as the most formidable European team last season.
Picking up from where they left off in the previous campaign, Bayern have been very magnificent this term, churning out fantastic performances and results as well. With 16 points from 6 fixtures, they comfortably topped their CL qualifying section.
Suffering major injury crisis, with Tolisso, Alexander, Thomas Muller, Serge Gnabry, Douglas Costa and Benjamin Pavard missing the game. Goretzka and Javi Martinez are back for this fixture, hemnce they bolster Bayern’s midfield options.
Boasting an array of fantastic forwards in their ranks, the Bavarians’ attack should cause Lazio a couple of problems. While we expect the Eagles should give Bayern a game, the Germans should come out on top in the end, perhaps fortuitously.
Bayern to Win
Atletico vs Chelsea
Atletico Madrid are currently enjoying a succefull league campaign leading the way in the Spanish La Liga, three points clear at the summit, and with a game in hand.
Meanwhile, Chelsea are enduring a dismal Premier League campaign, where they sit outside of the top-four, and are even already ruled out of title contention. With no hopes of league success this season, the Blues will be hopeful of enjoying a good run in the Champions League.
Holding home advantage, Atletico Madrid will be desperate for a win in this fixture ahead of the return leg in London. Though Atletico have been brilliant in their domestic league, they haven’t quite hit top gear on the European front.
But against this unconvincing Chelsea side, they should have enough about themselves to secure victory. The Blues are yet to get in their groove under new manager Thomas Tuchel, and will likely struggle to trouble Atletico’s defense.
We cannot quite see this blunt Chelsea attack breaching Atletico' resolute defense. Hence, our safest punt will be backing the hosts to carry the day, whilst keeping a clean sheet in the process.
Atletico to win
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