Despair and little hope – this is roughly how the current situation at Galatasaray Istanbul can be described. An improvement is not exactly in sight, especially now also the personnel situation leads to restrictions. So missing in the recent derby against Basaksehir equal to seven players. Much did not change at the youngest hospital of the “lions”.
Galatasaray vs Bruges Soccer Betting Predictions
On Tuesday night will be in the Champions League five injured and a suspended player at Galatasaray to complain. In addition, a use of keeper Fernando Muslera in the game against Club Bruges is still questionable. At the bookmakers, the personal worries of the Turkish record champion probably did not go unnoticed.
Currently Galatasaray is compared to Bruges according to odds as a slight outsider traded, with the prices continue to fluctuate. In a sense, it is already the direct duel for the third group place, with which the European adventure in the Europa League can be continued.
As Bruges surprisingly scored a point win against Real Madrid, the Belgian representative would theoretically have a draw to defend third place. The “Lions” travel to Paris on the final day of the match, where an away win for the Turks in the current constitution seems rather unrealistic.
In Galatasaray against Bruges a prediction on the home side is not exactly recommended. Rather, in this match the betting markets appeal to the Belgian guests.
Galatasaray – Statistics & Current Form
Radamel Falcao was received in superstar fashion by the fanatical supporters of the Turkish record champion at the airport. Since then, the Colombian Goalgetter completed only four competitive games for Galatasaray.
Although a long-term injury of the Colombian was recently denied by the Board, but it currently indicates anything to a long-term failure of Falcao.
With Florin Andone missing for two months, the “Lions” will remain without a striker until the end of the year. Adem Büyük, who was mainly active in the attacking midfield, is now used as the “wrong nine”. In the already offensive problems in the squad of the Turkish record champion, the staff worries are not exactly convenient.
In addition to Falcao and Andone, Akbaba, Luyindama and Özbayrakli will also be out of action in the home game against Bruges. Behind a keeper Fernando Muslera is still a big question mark.
The numerous failures will be difficult to compensate, especially since additional players such as Calik, Tasdemir, Antalyali and Durmaz in the Champions League are not eligible to play. In midfield, Steven Nzonzi is also missing. A use of Younes Belhanda seems therefore quite likely.
The Moroccan fell in his last inserts negative and was literally whistled by the fans from the stadium. A whistling concert when using the Moroccan offensive player can not be ruled out.
Galatasaray meanwhile is the only team in the Champions League without a goal. As in the domestic Süper Lig, where Galatasaray is one of the weakest offensives in the league, the “lions” fight against their harmless attacking game. The only point win was booked at the group opening against Club Bruges.
Overall, only six shots of the Turkish representative went to the goal of the opponent in the four group matches. It would certainly not be a bad option to place a tip on Galatasaray against Bruges on “Galatasaray score no goal”.
Fatih Terim will have to change some of the game system on Tuesday night. The only advantage will be the home advantage in the Türk Telekom Arena, where it remains to be seen what impact the recent Derbypleite had with the supporters. Should Galatasaray win against Bruges, odds of 2.80 will be paid for a home win.
Expected formation of Galatasaray:
➲ Kocuk – Bayram, Marcao, Donk, Mariano – Lemina, Inan (Belhanda), Seri – Babel, Büyük, Feghouli
Last games by Galatasaray:
⚽️ 22.11.2019 – Galatasaray Vs. Istanbul Basaksehir 0: 1 (Süper Lig)
⚽️ 16.11.2019 – Galatasaray Vs. Ümraniyespor 4: 0 (Friendly Match)
⚽️ 09.11.2019 – Gaziantep vs. Galatasaray 0: 2 (Süper Lig)
⚽️ 06.11.2019 – Real Madrid vs. Galatasaray 6: 0 (Champions League)
⚽️ 01.11.2019 – Galatasaray Vs. Rizespor 2: 0 (Süper Lig)
Bruges – Statistics & Current Form
The blue-black from Bruges put a pretty promising start to the group stage of the premier class. Now, the previous year’s runner-up of the Jupiler Pro League has returned to third place in the group and is expected to miss the round of 16. So that at least the international adventure can be continued, the third place must be defended.
On Tuesday evening, therefore, the groundbreaking match against the Turkish champions from Istanbul. Already with a draw would theoretically already fixed the third place, especially since it is unlikely that Galatasaray wins against PSG in the last game on the final day.
Last weekend, the team of Philippe Clement succeeded the dress rehearsal before the important group match against Galatasaray. Brugge won 2-0 against Oostende and continue to lead the Jupiler Pro League with 36 points. In 15 league games Bruges scored 35 goals and conceded only six goals. This puts Bruges in the strongest offensive and the strongest defense in Belgium.
In contrast to the opponent from Istanbul, there are no deficits on the part of the Belgian representative. Thus, coach Clement can send his best squad on the pitch. It is likely that Galatasaray loan Mbaye Diagne will not be in the Istanbul squad. The Goalgetter from Bruges is on the siding and will probably leave the team already in winter.
Since the Belgians do not necessarily have to play for victory, it is expected that the team of Clement will approach the away game in Istanbul calmly. If the blue-black man scores an early goal with a quick counterattack, Brugge will consistently determine the game against Galatsaray.
Expected formation of Bruges:
➲ Mignolet – Sobol, Deli, Mechele, Mata – Vormer, Rits, Vanaken – Diatta, Okereke, Schrijvers
Last matches from Bruges:
⚽️ 22.11.2019 – FC Bruges vs. Oostende 2: 0 (First Division A)
⚽️ 10.11.2019 – Antwerp vs. Bruges 2: 1 (First Division A)
⚽️ 06.11.2019 – PSG Vs. FC Bruges 1-0 (Champions League)
⚽️ 02.11.2019 – Club Bruges vs. Kortrijk 3: 0 (First Division A)
⚽️ 30.10.2019 – SV Zulte-Waregem vs. FC Bruges 0: 2 (First Division A)
Galatasaray vs Bruges Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
For the first time Galatasaray and Bruges faced each other in the group phase of the Champions League 2002/03. The away game in Istanbul ended then with a goalless draw. The 3-1 home win in the second round brought the Belgians the well deserved third group place. In the first round of this year’s group stage, the first leg ended again with a goalless draw. Is there now the déjà vu experience?
Galatasaray vs Bruges Soccer Betting Prediction Explained
A home win by Galatasaray would be a surprise under the current circumstances. The Turkish record champions did not provide arguments for a victory in the premier class, neither in the games before the international break nor in the recent derby against Basaksehir. In contrast, the performance of Club Bruges was quite impressive this season.
The blue-blacks started promising in the group stage, but now, as expected, have little hope of the knockout round of the premier class. So that the third group place is not lost, a point win in Istanbul for the Belgian representative is almost obligatory.
Key Facts – Galatasaray vs Bruges tips
📌 Galatasaray have not yet scored a single goal in this year’s CL group stage.
📌 The first leg between the two clubs ended in a goalless draw.
📌 At Galatasaray, up to seven players may miss the home game against Bruges.
The home advantage of Turkish clubs is certainly a deciding factor. However, the “lions” are currently struggling with considerable staff restrictions, which is why at Galatasaray against Bruges a prediction on a home win for us hardly comes into question.
We would place our Galatasaray against Bruges tip on good odds on the “Double Chance X2” and choose for a use of five units.
Competition: Champions League Group. A
Prediction Today: Double Chance X2
Stake: 5/10 units