10th March 2022 – 21:00, Camp Nou, Barcelona
Barcelona will host Galatasaray in the first leg of the Europa League eighth-finals. The hosts are among the favorites to win the competition, while the away side will search for a surprise.
Barcelona Preview & Team News
Barcelona fans will want to repeat their previous result, being a 2:1 La Liga triumph over Elche CF. It was their fourth straight win in all competitions and helped them remain third in the Spanish top-flight. Barcelona has been on a persistent run of goalscoring form, hitting the target in one hundred percent of their last six games. They’ve managed to rack up 17 during that time while also conceding a total of 7. Xavi raised the level of Barca’s game, and although they are far from the title race, the hosts are more competitive for the top-four finish. Gavi and Dani Alves are ineligible players who cannot play in this game through suspension.
Galatasaray Preview & Team News
Since being defeated in their last game at the hands of Konyaspor in the Super Lig competition, Galatasaray and their fans will hope to get a better result this time. The current campaign has been a total disappointment for the Turkish side. They are in a low 12th place, being only eight points ahead of the relegation zone. Galatasaray have been dangerous upfront in the lead-up to this encounter, scoring ten times in their previous six matches. While their manager Domènec Torrent will no doubt take that as a positive sign, Galatasaray can also improve defensively after being scored against in 6 of those same outings. Although they are underdogs in this tie, the visitors will try to secure a positive result.
Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction
Barcelona is in a much better momentum, and the home side is a firm favorite in this game. They should secure a comfortable advantage ahead of the trip to Istanbul, and we think Barcelona will win by at least two goals.
Goals Market Prediction
Six of Barcelona’s last seven games went over a 2.5 margin, while Galatasaray has also been involved in high-scoring matches recently. This one shouldn’t be much different, and we should see at least three goals in total.
Barcelona vs Galatasaray
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