Neftci vs Galatasaray Soccer Betting Prediction

Neftci vs Galatasaray Soccer Betting Prediction

Neftci vs Galatasaray Soccer Betting Prediction

Will Galatasaray survive the Europa League qualification?


Hungry lions are guests in Baku. The Turkish record champions from Istanbul will also start the international competition on Thursday evening. To kick off the qualification, the Lions will meet the Azerbaijani representative from Baku.

After all, the lions from Istanbul have significantly more experience on the international stage. Last weekend, Galatasaray also celebrated a successful start to the season and therefore wants to take the momentum with it. But it is also clear to the Turkish record champions that Neftci will not be cannon fodder.


Betting Prediction: HT / FT: 2/2
Odds: 2.30

Neftci – Statistics & Current Form

The Neftciler want to surprise in the home game against the Turkish record champions and move into the next round of the Europa League qualification. In the first qualifying round there was a narrow home win for the black and whites from Baku over FK Shkupi. In order to master the second round, last year’s runner-up from Azerbaijan will have to improve significantly.

Failed dress rehearsal

Before the important qualifying match against Galatasaray, Neftci Baku made a mistake in the domestic league. The black and white team lost the home game against Sumqayit PFK. For the neftcilers it was the first home bankruptcy this calendar year. It is quite possible that the next setback will follow against the Turkish record champions in the Bakcell Arena.

In contrast to last season, the Nefticler defense was comparatively very fragile. There have already been four goals conceded in the three competitive games of the 2020/21 season. How coach Mammadov’s team will deal with the Turkish offensive remains uncertain for the time being, but a goal seems almost inevitable.

Are summer investments paying off?

In the latest transfer window, Neftci Baku has strengthened itself properly – even without major investments. Many players came for free or were drawn to Baku on loan. It is still too early for an interim conclusion. Most of the newcomers have already been integrated into the starting line-up.

As a big outsider, Neftci Baku will have nothing to lose on Thursday evening. Last season, the black and whites qualified for an international competition for the first time in almost seven years. If a surprise is lucky in the second qualifying round, Neftci vs. Galatasaray attractive odds for a tip on the Azerbaijanis can be tapped.

  • Probable formation of Neftci:
    Mammadov – Thallyson, Kryvotssiuk, Mbodj, Amirli – Kane, Makhmudov – Lawal, Bougrine, Alasgarov – Abbasov

Last matches from Neftci:

Premier League
09/11 2020 FK Neftchi 0 – 2 Sumqayit
Europa League qualification
08/27 2020 FK Neftchi 2 – 1 Shkupi
Premier League
08/21 2020 FK Neftchi 2 – 1 Sabail
03/07 2020 FK Neftchi 4 – 0 Sabah FK
03/01 2020 FK Neftchi 1 – 1 Sabail

Galatasaray – Statistics & current form

Galatasaray is difficult to assess this season. There were no major investments in the summer, which is why there are still some gaps in the squad to be closed. On the first day of the new Süper Lig season there was a home win for the Lions from Istanbul over Gaziantep FK. Now the Europa League qualification should be topped up.

Personnel restrictions at gala

Coach Fatih Terim will be more than happy with his team’s recent appearance. In the preparation games, the Lions were not exactly at their best, which is why the match against Gaziantep was difficult to assess. However, three goals in the first half spurred the Turkish record champions’ game.

The performance of the back team was also commendable. In the absence of the regular goalkeeper Fernando Muslera, there was only one goal against. The Uruguayan is expected to be on hold until the end of the year. It is quite possible that this long-term failure is still noticeable in the first round statistics.

Outward weakness present

Even if the match in Baku takes place in front of a ghost backdrop, it is no advantage for Galatasaray to play abroad. The Lions were by no means in top shape in the away games last season. Again and again important points were left behind, which is why the Turkish record champions could not participate in the title race.

On Thursday evening, “Imperator” Fatih Terim will not have to complain about any new failures compared to the starting eleven last weekend. So it is quite possible that Fatih Terim will start with the same starting XI – even if the city derby against Basaksehir is due this weekend.

  • Probable formation of Galatasaray:
    Öztürk – Saracchi, Marcao, Luyindama, Elabdellaoui – Belhanda, Antalyali – Turan, Kilinc, Feghouli – Falcao

Last matches from Galatasaray:

Super Lig
09/12 2020 Galatasaray 3 – 1 Gaziantep FK
Club friendship games
09/03 2020 Galatasaray 1 – 1 Hatayspor
08/31 2020 Galatasaray 2 – 0 Umraniyespor
08/28 2020 Galatasaray 1 – 0 Istanbulspor
Super Lig
07/24 2020 Antalyaspor 2 – 2 Galatasaray


Neftci vs Galatasaray Direct comparison / H2H comparison

Neftci and Galatasaray meet for the first time ever.

Neftci vs Galatasaray betting odds comparison

Betting Prediction: Neftci
Odds: 6.5
Betting Prediction: Draw
Odds: 4.2
Betting Prediction: Galatasaray
Odds: 1.4

Neftci vs Galatasaray Soccer Betting Prediction

Neftci goes into the home game against the Turkish record champions as an outsider. The black and whites had messed up the latest dress rehearsal in the domestic league. Before the important match on the international stage, therefore, no self-confidence could be replenished. In contrast, the Lions from Istanbul took a comfortable home win in the Süper Lig.

Since the summer preparation did not go optimally, Galatasaray’s weekend appearance in this form was not to be expected. The defensive performance was particularly impressive. The back four will probably remain unchanged in the Europa League. It is quite possible that the Lions will not concede this time.

Key facts – Neftci vs Galatasaray tips

Neftci Baku messed up the dress rehearsal last weekend and lost a home game for the first time this calendar year.
Both teams meet for the first time ever.
Galatasaray took a 3-1 home win over Gaziantep last weekend.

Galatasaray are favored in Baku and should qualify for the next round. The Lions from Istanbul have enough quality in the squad to keep the defensive of the Neftciler in check. At Neftci vs. Galatasaray aims our tip on acceptable betting odds on an away win. For this we use a total of five out of ten possible units.

Betting Prediction: Galatasaray
Odds: 1.5