Bayern Munich vs Lazio Prediction, 3/17/2021 Champions League Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Bayern Munich vs Lazio
Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Location: Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany
TV: CBS All Access
Odds/Point Spread: Bayern Munich (-500) Lazio (+1000)
Allianz Arena is the site where Leroy Sane and Bayern Munich (6-1-0 in Champions League) will play Lazio (2-4-1 in Champions League) on Wednesday. The goalies protecting the net are Alexander Nubel for Bayern Munich and Pepe Reina for Lazio. Bayern Munich are at -500 while Lazio are at +1000. The over/under opens at 3.25.
Bayern Munich played Dortmund in their last match and went home with a win by a final score of 4-2. Bayern Munich attempted 29 dribbles in this outing and converted 20 of the tries for a rate of 69.0%. In regard to passing, they finished with a 89.2% received passes percentage by completing 628 out of their 704 targeted passes last match. Regarding shot accuracy, Bayern Munich finished the game at a 29.6% clip by hitting 8 shots on target out of 27 total shots. Bayern Munich sports an average of 2.96 goals per 90 (71 goals in total) and are sitting with 57 assists in all competitions for this campaign.
Leroy Sane is a player who should impact this matchup for Bayern Munich. Sane has been a starter in 111 matches in his career and he accounts for 0.35 G/90. The forward from Germany has accumulated 40 goals scored in 10,312 professional minutes played. He has totaled 41 assists while accumulating 15 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career. Someone else who should impact this match is Robert Lewandowski, the forward representing for Poland. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 59 times so far in his career and he has scored 299 total goals. Lewandowski has earned 32,541 minutes in 362 career starts and has been given a total of 38 yellow cards. He is averaging 0.83 goals per 90 for his career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Bayern Munich is Alexander Nubel. Nubel (12-15-17 record in his career) has accounted for 10 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 22.7% shutout percentage. The keeper playing for Bayern Munich has seen 193 shots attempted at him in 44 starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.57 (69 total goals allowed) and his save % is 67.9. Nubel has been on the field for a total of 3,948 mins and is sitting with 130 saves so far in his career.
For their last match, Lazio walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 3-1 against Juventus. They finished the match by completing 446 of the 514 passing attempts for a rate of 86.8%. Lazio finished the match with a 50.0% successful dribble percentage by completing 8 of the 16 dribbles they pursued. Lazio converted 4 shots on target out of 15 shots tried earning them a 26.7% clip in their last game. Having tallied 39 goals and 26 assists for all their matches, Lazio is averaging 1.56 goals and 1.04 assists per 90 min.
Joaquin Correa will need to be on top of his game for Lazio. He is averaging 0.24 goals per 90 and has been in the starting lineup in 115 matches during his soccer career. The forward born in Argentina has played 10,292 minutes while he has scored 27 goals. He has totaled 25 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 16 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Ciro Immobile, the forward representing Lazio. He has earned 184 goals in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 41 different times. Immobile has been given a total of 50 yellow card cautions in 24,510 professional minutes played (278 starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average in his career is 0.68.
Pepe Reina will look after the net for Lazio. In his career, Reina has given up 592 goals and has totaled 1,737 saves in 602 starts. He has surrendered 0.99 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a mark of 318-150-133. He holds a save percentage of 75.0 and his shutout rate is currently 39.9%. Reina has racked up 240 clean sheets and has defended 2,321 shots tried against him in 54,042 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Champions League game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Bayern Munich (-500)
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