Galatasaray vs Barcelona: prediction for the Europa League match

Galatasaray vs Barcelona. Prediction and Betting Tips for UEFA Europa League (March 17, 2022)

Galatasaray

Galatasaray

Turkey
17.03.2022
18:45 BST
Europa League Final Stage
NEF Stadyumu
Barcelona

Barcelona

Spain
Galatasaray vs Barcelona: prediction for the Europa League match

On March 17, Galatasaray will host Barcelona for the second leg of the Europa League round of 16. What to expect from this battle? The answer is in our prediction.

Galatasaray

Galatasaray put up a great performance in the Europa League group stage, team got three victories and three draws, delivering 12 points and a top spot in the standings. At this stage, Istanbul club managed to beat Lazio and Marseille. In the first leg of round of 16 Turkish team managed to hold the opponent to a 0:0 draw. 

After 29 rounds of Turkish Super Lig the Yellow-Reds have 10 victories and eight draws to their name, delivering 38 points and an 11th spot in the standings. 

In three latest rounds Dominic Torrent's men suffered one defeat and recorded two victories - over Rizespor (4:2) and Besiktas (2:1). Team's offensive line is looking great, 39 goals were scored in the current season, but team conceded even more goals. 

Turan won't feature in the match due to a groin injury. 

Barcelona

Barcelona got off to a poor start of the season - a change of head coach and a departure of Lionel Messi seriously affected team's results, which led to team's drop from the Champions League. Nonetheless, Catalan club is looking better and better in every match and managed to reach the Europa League round of 16 after a victory over Napoli. 

Team was unable to fight for Spanish Cup and Spanish Super Cup, the Blaugrana failed to get a positive result there. But Xavi's men are already at 3rd position in La Liga. Team has 14 victories and nine draws to their name, delivering 51 points.

Team's offensive line is also looking great, 52 goals were scored in the current season already. In two latest rounds the Blaugrana beat Elche (2:1) and Osasuna (4:0).

Alves, Balde, Roberto, Umtiti and Fati are sidelined for the upcoming match. 

Betting trends

Correct score 1:2
9.50
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Catalan side won 3 of 4 latest head-to-head matches

Corners: total under 9.5
1.98
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This bet played in 4 of 6 latest matches of the visitors

Goals in both halves - yes
1.87
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In 2 of 4 latest head-to-head matches goals were scored in both halves

Penalty: no
1.34
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Penalties were not awarded in 3 of 4 latest matches of the hosts

Prediction

We offer to place a bet on the visitors here, they put up a string of successful matches in La Liga, but they were unlucky in the first leg of the Galatasaray tie. Turkish side recorded a victory in domestic league, but they are still in a shaky form. We think that visitors will eventually prove their class, but hosts surely won't be blown out. 

Our prediction - Asian handicap (+1,5) for Galatasaray 

Prediction: Handicap (+1,5) for Galatasaray

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Xavi probably did some work, so Catalan side should be able to take the ball under control, it is a key to success in this match. It is tough for any team to play at Galatasaray's stadium, so visitors are unlikely to win by more than one goal. 

Our second bet is on Barcelona to win by one goal 

Prediction: Barcelona to win by one goal

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