Sports Innovation previews the Europa League match between Lazio and Galatasaray and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.
Another daunting encounter in the Europa League on Thursday night will see Lazio and Galatasaray fight for the top spot in Group E. Even though Biancocelesti are guaranteed a second place in the group, they will try to avoid the playoffs spot by getting the better of the visitors tonight.
The Turkish Lions are currently occupying the top rank in the group with 11 points followed by Lazio with eight. Third-placed Marseille will not be able to reach Maurizio Sarri’s side having achieved only four points from their last five fixtures.
That leaves Lokomotiv Moscow that has already been knocked out of the tournament. Therefore, the Serie A side will hope that they end up successfully beating Galatasaray this evening in order to stay alive in the competition.
Season facts for Lazio and Galatasaray.
Facts are calculated for Europa League
- Lazio unbeaten the last 4 matches in a row;
- Lazio unbeaten the last 3 matches in a row at home;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Lazio’s last 5 of 7 matches.
- Galatasaray unbeaten the last 9 matches in a row;
- Galatasaray unbeaten the last 4 matches in a row when playing away;
- Galatasaray scored in the last 13 of 15 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Galatasaray’s last 5 of 7 matches.
Lineup Lazio vs Galatasaray
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Current form — Lazio v. Galatasaray
The form of both teams is one of the biggest things to consider before placing a bet on the upcoming game.
Lazio keep target in sight
Sarri’s team has struggled in the domestic this campaign, and their last three fixtures reflect the same. Lazio have seen it all in their last 3 matches, which brought home 4 points. First, they went down 4-0 against SSC Napoli, before picking up a 4-4 draw against Udinese. Their latest match brought a 3-1 win in their encounter with Sampdoria.
Galatasaray continue to look blunt
Galatasaray will enter the match hoping to finally end their dismal run of form in recent matches. They started with a win against Marseille by 4-2 in the Champions League followed by a goalless draw with Yeni Malatya in Turkish Super Lig. Their recent encounter also turned out to be a 2-2 draw against Altay.
Being both the bookmakers favourite at odds 1.55 and with stronger performances lately than Galatasaray has put on a show, Lazio seem the natural pick. Should this price be a tad low for your betting strategy, consider adding it to an accumulator.
Lazio v. Galatasaray — fixture history
The fixture history of the two teams delivers good insights that are worth considering before making your predictions and bets on the upcoming game.
The last match between Galatasaray vs Lazio was a Europa League match back on 16 September 2021 and saw Galatasaray claim a 1-0 victory. In the last 5 meetings of these teams, the opponents played on an equal footing. The pair have been evenly matched in recent times with 2 wins for each side in their last 5 matches in the Europa League. Thus, the draw could prove the tasty bet here with 1 match finishing all square.
Full Time Betting
Bookmakers offer prices on this upcoming match, whether you like to bet accumulators or singles. Analysing the prices with the bookmakers, Lazio have a 65% chance of beating Galatasaray. That equals odds at 1.55 on the home side to win, while the draw is 4.50. One could also add the away win at 5.50 to a nice accumulator. Lazio were able to win 6 of their previous 10 home league games, while also managing 1 draw. They were 3 times in this series of matches. Galatasaray won 3 of their last 10 league games away and drew 4 matches. They also suffered 3 defeats in this run.
Lazio scored the first goal of the game 7 times in their previous 10 league outings at Stadio Olimpico, Rome. The visitors from Galatasaray were first to get in with a goal in 4 of their last 10 away games.
The chance of both teams to score (BTTS) in this match is as high as 60%, judging by the odds on offer with the bookmakers. This equals a decent payout of odds 1.66 if you wish to place a bet on BTTS. Accordingly betting on a “NO” in the BTTS market pays out at odds 2.10. Over / Under – stats message
The bookies believe in a match with plenty of goals, and if you believe so too, your best price is odds of 1.57 on over 2.5 goals. That equals a 64% chance of this match having at least 3 goals. Should you prefer a low scoring bet your best odds are 2.37 for under 2.5 goals. Lazio’s last 10 home league games saw an average of 2.5 goals per match. 6 of Lazio’s last 10 home matches had over 2.5 goals. Galatasaray’s last 10 away league games averaged 2.4 goals per game. 5 of Galatasaray’s last 10 away matches went over 2.5 goals.