From a ninth-place finish in La Liga and for the first time in 17-years, they’re absent from the UEFA Cup, FC Barcelona’s season has taken a downturn. During the winter transfer window, they used their funds from Goldman Sachs to buy a vast number of Premier League players. On Thursday, the Round of 16 will continue with Barcelona vs Galatasaray in the second leg after a disappointing draw in the first leg. Here’s a recap to help you in Barcelona vs Galatasaray betting wagers
A rematch between the two teams is scheduled for the 17th of March at Istanbul’s NEF Stadyumu. Neither team is in contention for the home championship, so this is an opportunity for both to turn things around.
In Europe’s second tier, neither Barcelona nor Galatasaray have ever triumphed.
During their four-game winning streak, the Catalans scored 14 goals. This has increased the Europa league betting odds.
Aubameyang, Torres, and Traore have given Barcelona a much-needed jolt of freshness and intensity. On the other hand, Galatasaray will be confident of extending their winning streak when they face them on Thursday night.
Galatasaray has gone eleven games without keeping a clean sheet. In seven of those games, they have allowed two or more goals.
The first Europa League meeting between Galatasaray and Barcelona was just a week ago. As a result of their home assignments, both teams were crowned victorious and are looking to maintain that in the Europa League.
Cimborn beat Besiktas 2:1 in terms of points scored when the two teams met in Turkey. Kerem Aktürkolu scored two goals in ten minutes after 32 minutes of play. Galatasaray seized a commanding advantage in the first half and never relinquished their advantage. Besiktas had no choice but to score a consolidation goal in the 85th minute, which Rdvan Ylmaz duly achieved.
On the other hand, Osasuna was well-beaten by Barcelona in the La Liga match. A 4:0 score was the final tally in their favor. There were no further goals after the first half. The Catalans were led by a brace from Ferran Torres and a goal from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Riqui Puig’s first goal of the season came late in the second half.
Potential Goal Scorers
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is one of many players capable of finding the back of the net. He scored five goals in his first five appearances for the Catalonian club since moving from north London. In the Barcelona vs Galatasaray betting, the Gabonese striker is most favored.
Memphis Depay, who currently is Barcelona’s top goal scorer, will be looking forward to appearing on the scoresheet alongside Ferran Torres.
Both Galatasaray’s Gomis and Mostafa Mohamed have odds of threatening Barca’s defense.
There is nothing to be thankful for in Galatasaray’s first match at the Nou Camp. In that game, Barcelona had more than 60% possession. That means there were 14 rounds fired, four of which were successful. Galata’s shots were three, with one aimed at Ter Stegen.
Eight games between the two teams. Galatasaray has a lower win total than Barcelona. No one emerged victorious in two contests, Barcelona winning five and Galatasaray one time.
The Turkish team won the Europa League group stage. They beat Lazio and Olympique Marseille to the Round of 16. In the 2021/22 season, they have not lost a Europa League match. During the group stage, they went 3-1 with three draws. Since their draw with Barcelona, Galatasaray has not lost a game this season! Currently, the Europa league odds are rising.
A poor start to the season in the Champions League saw Barcelona finish third in their group. They qualified for the Europa League playoffs after a 5-3 victory over Napoli. They next went to Sicily, where they won 4-2 there. The Round of 16 qualifications was contingent on them finishing in the top eight. This made them genuine contenders for Europa League glory.
The odds are available for this matchup, betting on singles or multiples. They predict Barcelona will prevail. According to the bookmakers in Barcelona vs Galatasaray betting, the visitors have a 74% chance of winning at 1.35 odds. Galatasaray’s best odds are 9.00.
In advance of the commencement of the game, here are three reasons why Barcelona has been successful:
Aubameyang Was the Striker the Needed
An excellent striker can make all the difference. Barcelona has struggled to score goals since Luis Suarez was in his prime. The improper bite that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has provided has been long overdue. The Gabonese international appeared in just 57 minutes in his first two appearances is a logical explanation for his lack of playing time. Getting back into shape and getting used to his new teammates were top priorities. When he first started, he was abhorrent. Since then, he’s been excellent, and it appears that this has been going on for a long time now.
The former Arsenal footballer has done it all with a new lease on life and renewed self-belief. He’s a player who can score close to the goal and from a distance. He has netted seven goals in his last seven appearances in all competitions, with five of those goals coming in the latter stages of those games. He has established himself as the team’s ninth-place scorer by netting a goal in the past month. When the newcomers have been able to play in their roles, the team’s offense has become more cohesive.
Ferran and Traore are Adapting Quickly
While Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is anticipated to start at No. 9, the likes of Ferran Torres and Adama Traore have made quick impressions. The winter transfer window brought Ferran to the team, where he’s since scored four goals and provided assists on three more. He’s still working on getting back to where he was before. There have been some missed chances, but his placement, running, and contribution have been solid the majority of times.
On the other hand, Adama is returning to Barca, where he grew up. In a league that isn’t as ruthless as England, he’s used his speed and strength to overwhelm opposing defenses. It would not be out of the question if he had more assists by the end of the season. He’s got four