Galatasaray vs PSV Eindhoven
UEFA Champions League Qualifications,
Date: Wednesday, 28 July 2021
Kick-off 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Basaksehir Fatih Terim Stadyumu.
PSV have all but closed the UEFA Champions League second qualifying round tie against Galatasaray with a demolishing 5-1 victory in the first leg on the Dutch soil. This return fixture is thus only a formality.
Inspired by Eran Zahavi and Mario Gotze, PSV stormed past Turkish runners-up Galatasaray to a comprehensive 5-1 victory seven days ago in Eindhoven.
Zahavi was particularly the dominant figure on the pitch. He completed a hat-trick and also set up one of Gotze’s two goals to make a huge difference between the two outfits.
PSV thus look super serious despite missing their best player from the last season as Donyell Malen is set to complete his transfer these days.
Also, PSV’s superb display came as a surprise if we know their season will not begin before August 14th when they take on Heracles on the opening day of Eredivisie.
Galatasary will start their new Super Lig campaign on the same weekend (on August 15th), but their Champions League adventure will likely come to an end here.
Fatih Terim will obviously have a lot of work to do in terms of finding adequate defensive solutions.
Claiming that his team’s back line looks poor at this stage of the pre-season is an understatement.
Galatasaray shipped three goals in two friendlies against Dinamo Bucharest and Kasimpasa and they allowed five more in the maiden official match of the new season.
Galatasaray vs PSV Eindhoven Head-to-head
- PSV have been the dominant force in the history of this match-up, winning five of six clashes against Galatasaray.
- PSV will go into this on the back of four consecutive victories over Galatasaray. They’ve bagged two or more goals in each of these wins.
- The “Over 2.5 goals FT & Both Teams To Score” option landed in three of the last four head to head encounters between the two outfits.
Galatasaray vs PSV Eindhoven Prediction
PSV look lethal on the pitch under Roger Schmidt. The German manager does not have a reason to rest his players at this stage of the season and we expect to see PSV’s strongest XI at Basaksehir Fatih Terim Stadyumu.
The hosts do not have anything to lose (they’ve already lost the tie and the pride by allowing five goals last week in Eindhoven) and we can see them attempting an early pressure on PSV’s half on Wednesday. This just has to be an open match packed with goals due to the circumstances. Tradition also speaks in the favor of the Over 2.5 goals FT & Both Teams To Score pick (paid at the 1.83 odds).
Galatasaray vs PSV Betting Tips
Over 2.5 goals FT & Both Teams To Score @ 1.83 odd
PSV Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.90 odd.