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Europa League – Galatasaray vs Barcelona: Betting Preview

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Sports Innovation previews the Europa League match between Galatasaray and Barcelona and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.

Barcelona arrive for their second leg match against Galatasaray at the NEF Stadyumu on Thursday. Following a tense first leg encounter in the last 16 of the Europa League, the match finished 0-0.

Expect the gloves to come off between these two sides in a winner takes all clash in Turkey where another goalless draw will simply not do.

Galatasaray vs Barcelona stats and analysis

Galatasaray go into their next Europa League match, averaging a humble 1.4 goals per game in their last 10 matches, in which they scored a mundane 14 times while conceding 7 goals. That amounts to an average of 0.7 goals conceded per game, where they kept their opponents from scoring 5 times.

Barcelona are brimming with confidence in front of goal before the upcoming away match in the Europa League, as they can show off very handsome numbers from their previous 9 games. The visitors scored 2.1 times on average per match, for a total of 21 goals. They also let in 5 goals, leaving an average of 0.5 per match. They fought their way to 6 clean sheets.

Stats and facts for Galatasaray and Barcelona in Europa League.

  • Galatasaray have scored in 33 of the last 35 home matches
  • In 12 of the last 14 home matches Galatasaray played, both teams scored
  • Galatasaray have conceded in 13 of the last 14 home matches
  • Galatasaray have not won 10 of the last 12 matches
  • Galatasaray have lost 5 of the last 7 home matches
  • Barcelona have not lost 14 of the last 16 matches
  • Barcelona have won the last 3 away matches in a row

Galatasaray vs Barcelona – Team News

Midfielder Arda Turan is Galatasaray’s only absentee, while Barcelona are without several players.

The Blaugrana are without Samuel Umtiti, Ansu Fati, Sergi Roberto, and Balde. Dani Alves is also ineligible.

Predicted XI

Galatasaray vs Barcelona Preview

Galatasaray Form

Galatasaray have four points to show from their last three matches, as they lost 2-0 against Konyaspor, before drawing 0-0 with Barcelona. They won their most recent game 2-1 against Besiktas.

Barcelona Form

Barcelona look in good shape before their upcoming match as they seek to remain unbeaten. In their last three matches, they first beat Elche by 1-2, before drawing 0-0 with Galatasaray. They were back as winners last time out, when they took out Osasuna by a 4-0 scoreline.

Galatasaray vs Barcelona H2H

The most recent outing in the Europa League between Galatasaray and Barcelona took place in March 2022. The match failed to produce a winner, with the score reading 0-0 after the final whistle.

Galatasaray enter the match against Barcelona with a 0-2-3 record in their previous 5 encounters in the Europa League. This amounts to a 0% matches winning ratio for the home side with Barca victorious in 60% of the matches. A record worth keeping in mind before you make a choice for your next accumulator, depending on your betting strategy.

Full Time betting

If you prefer to bet singles or accumulators, the bookmakers will offer prices on this matchup. According to the bookmakers, Barcelona are favorites to win. A bet on a win for the visitors will rack up your accumulator with odds 1.35, meaning the bookies predict they are in with a 74% chance of winning. If you want to place your money with Galatasaray, the best odds are at 9.00.

Primary goalscorer

Ahead of their Europa League showdown, both Galatasaray and Barcelona will be looking for their main strikers. Accordingly, we have listed some of the in-form players who are expected to be getting it on for each team this season.