Galatasaray vs Valencia
Date: Saturday, 21 July 2018
Kick-Off at 16:30 UK / 17:30 CET
Venue: St. Leonard Stadion, Fribourg.
Valencia begin their pre-season schedule on Saturday afternoon when they are set to take on Galatasaray at St. Leonard Stadion in Swiss town of Fribourg. The Bats did a decent job in the previous term of La Liga as they finally played an important role in the top flight of the Spanish football. Marcelino’s troops came fourth at the end of the campaign and will return to the Champions League football as a result.
Galatasaray could be their rivals in the group stage of the most elite competition on the continent as Cimbom regained the domestic crown by finishing the Super Lig season three points clear off Fenerbahce and Istanbul Basaksehir. Unlike their Spanish rivals, Galata began the preparations period much earlier and this will be their third off-season friendly. Fatih Terim does not quote have reasons to be satisfied after his team’s showing in mid-week tie against PSV (1-3 loss).
Galatasaray vs Valencia: Head-to-head
The two teams did not have the opportunity to lock horns in the past.
Galatasaray vs Valencia: Prediction
Galatasaray did not change their squad from the last season. The core of the team is still there and it is only strengthened with the arrival of Everton’s Henry Onyekuru (loan).
The Nigerian winger only came on from the bench in the mentioned defeat to PSV on Wednesday as team’s top scorer from last season Bafetimbi Gomis led the line from the very first minute.
Younes Belhanda is still on a short vacation after featuring the World Cup in Russia with Morocco.
It’s really hard to say which of the two teams will come into this as favourites. Valencia have more quality in their ranks, but this will only be their first off-season action on the court.
Galata, on the other side, showed a poor performance against PSV on Wednesday.
The draw appears to be the best of the betting options, while you can alternatively shoot for the Under 2.5 goals as we do not expect a beauty from these two sides at this stage of the pre-season.
Galatasaray vs Valencia: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals.