Galatasaray vs PSV Eindhoven: July 28, 2021, Match Prediction
July 28, 2021 12:00 pm
Date: July 28th, 2021
Venue: Fatih Terim Stadium, Istanbul.
Following a one-sided first leg in the Netherlands, PSV Eindhoven look to have one foot in the next round of the Champions League qualifying.
The Dutchmen were totally dominant in the opening leg, but Galatasaray will be hoping to conjure up one of the all-time Champions League comebacks in the familiar surrounds of the Fatih Terim Stadium.
Galatasaray vs PSV Eindhoven:
July 28, 2021
First-Leg Result: PSV Eindhoven 5 – 1 Galatasaray
Having been edged out of the league title on just one goal via goal difference last season, morale appears to be very low in the Galatasaray camp.
Finishing second in the Turkish Super Liga table has pushed them into the qualifying rounds for the Champions League, which now looks to be a formidable task.
Despite being able to field a strong side in Eindhoven, Galatasaray struggled from the outset and their 5-1 defeat was a chastening one to begin a season.
The experience of Fernando Muslera could prove invaluable in goal while defenders Marcao and Alpaslan Öztürk will need to keep the vibrant PSV attack at bay.
Arda Turan is an experienced head in the middle of the park for Galatasaray while Ryan Babel will need to inspire something special if the Turkish side are to turn the tie around.
Ajax were once again way too strong in the Eredivisie last season, with PSV winding up 16 points adrift in second place.
They have started the 2021/22 season in fine fettle however and looked a team full of confidence and coherence in their thrashing of Galatasaray last week.
Joel Drommel cuts an assured presence between the sticks for PSV with André Ramalho and Olivier Boscagli known for their reliability in front of him.
Marco van Ginkel is back at the club of his youth and looks to be enjoying his football again while Mario Gotze was hugely impressive in the demolition of Galatasaray.
Israeli Eran Zahavi is somewhat of a cult hero at PSV and his hat trick last week was a reminder of the quality he possesses.
Galatasaray vs PSV Eindhoven Match Odds
Galatasaray – $2.6
PSV Eindhoven – $2.9
Draw – $3.65
Galatasaray vs PSV Eindhoven Best Bets
|Ryan Babel to score anytime||$3.15|
|Both teams to score in the match – YES||$1.7|
|Over 2.5 goals in the game||$1.85|
|Galatasaray to win the match||$2.6|
Galatasaray vs PSV Eindhoven – Match Prediction
With PSV Eindhoven holding a 5-1 advantage in the tie, the probability of Galatasaray forging a comeback big enough to qualify is minimal.
The Turkish side however are notoriously difficult to beat at home and they will still be sore from the first leg, which should inspire them here – especially with PSV likely to rest a few of their key men too.
Predicted Result: Galatasaray to win the match – $2.6.
Predicted Correct Score: Galatasaray 2 – 1 PSV Eindhoven – $10.5