The group constellation in the Champions League season A has it all – at least for teams like Club Bruges and Galatasaray. The two underdogs meet Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain. Both teams are sometimes among this year’s Champions League favorites.
Soccer Betting Tips Galatasaray vs PSG
All the more important was the direct duel between Bruges and Galatasaray in the race for the third group place. With a goalless draw, the clubs shared the points. For the Turkish champions it is in the second group match against the French representatives from Paris. As expected, the favorite role at Galatasaray against PSG is based on odds of bookmakers at the Paris club.
The star ensemble from Paris made an impressive start with a 3-0 win over the Royal from Madrid. In Istanbul, the French champions now want to refill and defend the group leadership. Even the simple point win would be a success for the home side from Istanbul.
After the intercontinental derby on the weekend, the physical strain on the players will be felt. At least, the “lions” in the Champions League can build on their success coach Fatih Terim, who is in the domestic league a lock and last was not there. The twelfth man in the back is a key factor in Galatasaray’s home games – but can PSG really influence that?
Galatasaray – Statistics & Current Form
The Turkish record champions stumble. Galatasaray has not been able to convince at national or international level and now has to be careful not to get under the wheels of the PSG offensive. The “lions” remained harmless at last and also had to fight with considerable problems on the defensive.
The duel against the star ensemble from Paris is therefore not exactly convenient. In addition, the intercontinental Derby Saturday night is still in the bone. Even in the goalless draw against the arch rivals Fenerbahce made the problems in the squad noticeable.
A similar idea will be coldly punished against the Paris Club. Especially the disagreements on the defensive were hair-raising. There is room for improvement above all on the left defense side. Yuto Nagatomo won in the derby only four of his 16 tackles had a tackle of 25%.
In the offensive Galatasaray acted for long stretches without real concept, which is why the attacks were often quickly stopped. Only with individual actions something Torgefahr was sprayed.
Even in the league games before dominant performances by the previous year’s champion were sought in vain. Meanwhile, Galatasaray is already three games in a row without a win. At the group start in the Champions League Galatasaray brought against Bruges only a single shot at the opponent’s goal. For long stretches, the team of “Imperator” Fatih Terim was busy with defensive tasks.
How the tactical alignment of Galatasaray against the star ensemble of the French will change is not yet in sight. Fatih Terim can draw in the home game against PSG largely from the full. Only the long-term injured Emre Akbaba will fail. But this happy news is not enough to win at Galatasaray. PSG seriously consider the odds for a tip on the home win.
Expected formation of Galatasaray:
➭ Muslera – Nagatomo, Marcao, Luyindama, Mariano – Belhanda, Nzonzi, Lemina – Babel, Falcao, Feghouli
Last games by Galatasaray:
⚽️ 28.09.2019 – Galatasaray Vs. Fenerbahce 0: 0 (Süper Lig)
⚽️ 22.09.2019 – Malatyaspor Vs. Galatasaray 1: 1 (Süper Lig)
⚽️ 18.09.2019 – FC Bruges vs. Galatasaray 0: 0 (Champions League)
⚽️ 13.09.2019 – Galatasaray Vs. Kasimpasa 1: 0 (Süper Lig)
⚽️ 30.08.2019 – Kayserispor Vs. Galatasaray 2: 3 (Süper Lig)
PSG – Statistics & Current Form
PSG wants to continue after the opening victory over Real Madrid and maintain the group leadership. Before the second match against Galatasaray performers like Kylian Mbappé and Edinson Cavani have recovered and are available to Thomas Tuchel. Before the Champions League duel against the Turkish champions, there was a close 1-0 win over the weekend at Bordeaux.
Thus, the star ensemble of Tuchel remains unchanged after the eighth matchday leaders. Surprisingly, PSG already conceded two league goals this season. But the championship in Ligue 1 will hardly be endangered.
However, the performances in Ligue 1 have little meaning at PSG, as was recently proven in the Champions League home game against Real Madrid. In contrast to the manageable achievements in the domestic league, PSG dominated at home against the Royal from Madrid and took the well deserved 3-0 victory.
At the group start against Real Madrid Thomas Tuchel had to renounce top performers such as Neymar, Mbappé and Cavani. In the second group game, the hospital will shrink in size with the Parisians. Brazilian offensive star Neymar will be suspended due to his suspension.
An away win in Istanbul will only be routine for PSG with a performance similar to Real Madrid’s game against PSG. At Galatasaray against PSG odds of 1.30 for the prediction “away win” are offered.
Expected formation of PSG:
➭ Navas – Bernat, Kimpembe, Silva, Meunier – Verratti, Gueye, Marquinhos – Di Maria, Cavani, Mbappé
Last games by PSG:
⚽️ 28.09.2019 – Girondins Bordeaux vs. PSG 0: 1 (Ligue 1)
⚽️ 25.09.2019 – PSG Vs. Stade Reims 0: 2 (Ligue 1)
⚽️ 22.09.2019 – Lyon vs.. PSG 0: 1 (Ligue 1)
⚽️ 18.09.2019 – PSG Vs. Real Madrid 3: 0 (Champions League)
⚽️ 14.09.2019 – PSG Vs. Strasbourg 1: 0 (Ligue 1)
Galatasaray vs PSG Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
So far, Galatasaray and PSG have met four times on the international stage. In the four duels could always prevail the home team, so the balance is balanced with 2-0-2. PSG has never won in Istanbul before. The last duel between the two clubs but there was in the 2000/01 season, so the direct comparison in this case has little meaning.
Galatasaray vs PSG Our Best Betting Tips and Odds
In the current competitive season, the Turkish champions did not convince. Accordingly, at Galatasaray against PSG a prediction to a surprise of the hosts seems rather unrealistic. The Parisians have already dominated in the top match in the group against Real Madrid and are unlikely to complain to the Turkish representatives.
In addition, the hospital becomes smaller at the star ensemble, which extends the options for Tuchel. It’s quite possible that players like Mbappé and Cavani will be back in the starting lineup. Galatasaray, with the twelfth man in the back and the witches’ cauldron atmosphere certainly has a small plus point, but with the playful superiority of PSG the Turkish record champion will be overwhelmed.
Key Facts – Galatasaray vs PSG tips
🔎 Galatasaray has been without a win in the last three competitive games, scoring just one goal.
🔎 PSG won the group opening match against Real Madrid 3-0.
🔎 PSG has never won an away match in Istanbul.
The team of Thomas Tuchel should easily dominate the game in Istanbul and insist on harmless “lion”. We expect a one-sided game in Istanbul and Galatasaray against PSG would put our bet on good odds on HT / FT PSG. We choose a deployment of six units.
Competition: Champions League, Group. A
Bet Tip: 2/2 HT / FT
Stake: 6/10 units