The prediction of Galatasaray and Barcelona comes before the match of the eighth-finals of the Europa League. This game will be played on March 17th, at Nef Stadium, Turkey. In this match overview, we bring you betting tips and accurate predictions of results based on the analysis of these two sides.
Galatasaray vs Barcelona Match Preview and Team News
Galatasaray has improved a lot recently; they lost just one of their last seven games, with three wins and three draws. This is interesting considering Galatasaray had lost six consecutive games prior to that; they’ll be going up against a Barcelona side that has no losses in 10 games. As a matter of fact, Barcelona won seven of those ten games, including five of their last six games; however, they couldn’t score against Galatasaray at Camp Nou. Erick Pulgar found the right role in the team, he moves great in the middle of the field, and it isn’t easy to take the ball away from this guy. The bench players are expected to show as much as possible and impose themselves on the coach for the starting lineup. Fatih Öztürk (Vestibular disorder) and Arda Turan (groin strain) won’t be able to feature for Galatasaray boss Domènec Torrent.
Barcelona kept clean sheets in their last two games; however, they did concede in six of seven games prior to that. Conversely, the Catalan giants have not had much trouble finding the net; they scored in 18 of their last 19 games in all competitions. Both teams scored in six of Barcelona’s previous nine games. In like manner, Galatasaray scored in nine of their last 11 games; they kept just one clean sheet in their last 13 games. Barcelona scored 18 goals in their last six games; that’s three goals per game on average. It’s worth noting that five of those six games went over 2.5, with four of those games going over 3.5. Adama Traore is the engine of this team, his greatest virtue is speed, and he has excellent ball control and can be satisfied with his performance. Pedri showed that he is a great player, he moves well and cooperates with the attackers, all praise for him. Álex Balde (Ankle Injury), Ansu Fati (Hamstring Injury), and Sergi Roberto (Hamstring Injury) are unavailable for Barcelona coach Xavi Hernández. Dani Alves will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Galatasaray vs Barcelona Predicted Lineups
Galatasaray: Pena, Boey, Nelsson, Marcao, Van Aanholt, Kilinc, Kutlu, Pulgar, Cicaldau, Akturkoglu, Gomis.
Barcelona: Ter Stegen, Dest, Araujo, Pique, Alba, Pedri, Busquets, F de Jong, Dembele, Aubameyang, Torres.
Galatasaray vs Barcelona Betting Tips and Predictions
Barcelona is a big favorite in this match, and they are expected to solve the question of the winner at halftime.
The prediction for this match is over 2.5 goals. We hope that football fans will enjoy this match.
Barcelona to win HT-FT @ 2.15
Over 2.5 FT @ 1.65
Correct score 0:3 @ 9.00