Sunday, September 26, 2021

Prediction: Galatasaray vs St Johnstone

Prediction: Galatasaray to win 3-0

Best Odds: 11/2

Bookmaker: Betfair

Turkish club Galatasaray and Scottish outfit St Johnstone will face each other in the Europa League Third Qualifying Round First Leg tie this week. The match will take place at İstanbul Başakşehir Fatih Terim Stadyumu in Istanbul and is scheduled to kick off at 7pm UK time.

Galatasaray

Galatasaray were hoping to qualify for the Champions League this season, but the Turkish giants could not get past Dutch club PSV Eindhoven in the second qualifying round. Fatih Terim’s side will now hope to negotiate their way into the Europa League group stage.

Team News:

Mbaye Diagne could start for Galatasaray. Patrick van Aanholt could miss out, as the left-back is not fully fit yet.

St Johnstone

St Johnstone had a memorable season in 2020-21. Callum Davidson’s side won the Scottish Cup and the Scottish League Cup and also finished fifth in the Scottish Premiership table. The Saints will now want to book their place in the Europa League group stage.

Team News:

Reece Devine could start for St. Johnstone.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Galatasaray have lost their last two games games.
  • St Johnstone drew their last game.
  • Galatasaray scored 80 goals and conceded 36 goals in 40 league games last season.
  • St Johnstone scored 36 goals and conceded 46 goals in 38 league games last season.

Conclusion

Galatasaray have the better team and have more European pedigree. Playing at home will give them an advantage as well, and it is hard to see them slip up.

Prediction: Galatasaray to win 3-0

Best Odds: 11/2

Bookmaker: Betfair

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jamie Jones


Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.

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