Club Brugge v Galatasaray Prediction & Betting Tips, 18th September 201916th September 2019 / lee
Club Brugge v Galatasaray Champions League Preview, 18th September 5.55pm
Club Brugge are undefeated on home soil against Turkish opposition and they will be hoping that continues as they get this Champions League campaign underway. This action is from Group A which also houses PSG and Real Madrid, so this may be an early battle for a Europa League place. Read our Club Brugge v Galatasaray betting tips for more.
Club Brugge v Galatasaray Betting Odds*
Club Brugge even money
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 14th, 2019 at 5:47 p.m.)
Club Brugge News and Form
Club Brugge are in the Champions League group stage for the second season running. They were runners up to Genk in the Belgian top-flight last season and that meant that they had to start their campaign in the third qualifying round. They had a tough tie there against Dynamo Kyiv (winning 4-3 on aggregate) and then they edged past Austrian side LASK in the playoffs. This is their seventh attempt at the Champions League group stage. They are yet to make it past this stage. Club Brugge are W2 D1 at home against Turkish opposition.
Last season they claimed third place in their group behind Borussia Dortmund and Atletico Madrid. They went undefeated across their final four games (W1 D3) with the lone win coming against Monaco. They then lost in the Round of 32 in the Europa League to Salzburg. Brugge have now won only three of their last 18 Champions League proper fixtures (D4 L11). Their win over Monaco last season snapped an eleven match sequence without a victory (D2 L9). They were nine home games in Europe without a win before beating Salzburg in the Europa League last season (but still losing the tie).
Club Brugge v Galatasaray Head to Head
The two sides met in the 2002/03 first group stage
Brugge won 3-1 at home
There was a 0-0 draw between them in Turkey
Galatasaray News and Form
Galatasaray are champions of Turkey and they are in their 16th Champions League campaign. Last season they did win their group stage opener against Lokomotiv Moscow, but then posted a D1 L4 record in their other five games. They did manage to take third in the group still but were eliminated in the Europa League Round of 32 against Benfica. Galatasaray have suffered only one defeat in their last 15 European fixtures (D5 L9).
They were on a seven-match losing streak of away form in Europe before playing out a draw with Benfica in last season’s Europa League. They have scored in just two of their last eight away games now and their last away victory in Europe came back in 2012/13 Europa League round of sixteen. They have posted a record of D3 L14 in European away games since then. In the Champions League specifically, they have suffered a loss in each of the last five away games. Gala’s record against Belgian opposition is D2 L4 (L3 in Belgium).
Club Brugge v Galatasaray Tips & Odds
Who will win – Club Brugge v Galatasaray Predictions
Brugge have had to work their way through qualification to get to this stage. They look to be in pretty good shape really and can claim themselves a good three points at home here. They will want to make the most of this one in the potential race for third place.
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