Galatasaray – Real M. 17.09.2013
Galatasaray are the best Turkish side, a team with big tradition.
However, they started the new season bellow the expectation in the Turkish Superliga. In the first four rounds Galatasaray managed to obtain only one victory. Even worse, they have problem in the attacking line and had scored only four goals in four matches. The low efficiency is the main worry for the coach Fatih Terim.
The midfielder Wesley Sneijder didn’t play on the last match through injury, but he will probably be fit for this match. The coach Fatih Terim can not on the midfielder Hamit Altintop who is recovering from an injury.
Match: Galatasaray – Real Madrid 20.45h
League: Champios League
Our prediction: over 2.5 goals Odds: 1.65
Real Madrid started good in the new season of the Spanish Primera Division. They have ten points from three victories and a draw. In the last match against Villarreal the new midfielder Gareth Bale scored a goal and had a solid performance on his debut. They are unbeaten almost four months. Their last defeat was in the cup match in May. They have a new coach after Jose Mourinho left the team. That’s the former PSG coach Carlo Ancelotti, a man with great experience. For this match Ancelotti can not count on the injured midfielder Xabi Alonso. He will be out of the team until the end of November. Fabio Coentrao, Marcelo and Raphael Varane are still doubtful through injuries. In the six mutual matches both teams have three victories. All six matches were high efficient. The last match in Istanbul had produced five goals.
According to the actual form, Real Madrid have the advantage in this match, but on the other side Galatasaray have the home advantage. We can’t underestimate that fact, the fans are always the 12th player for Galatasaray. I believe that tradition will be continuing and this will be a high scoring match with at least three goals.