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Galatasaray meet Manchester United in Wednesday’s big Champions League clash.
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Galatasaray are hoping to win again following the 4-0 Super Lig victory vs Alanyaspor.
Galatasaray haven’t been able to stop scoring goals, netting in each and every one of their last 6 games.
They’ve totted up the amount of 10 during that period while also conceding a total of 8. It will be interesting to find out if that trend will be sustained in this game.
Manchester United will go into this game following a 0-3 Premier League win in the defeat of Everton in their previous outing.
In that match, Manchester United had 50% possession and 9 shots at goal with 4 on target. For Manchester United, the goalscorers were Alejandro Garnacho (3'), Marcus Rashford (56') and Anthony Martial (75'). On the other side, Everton got 22 attempts at goal with 6 on target.
The trend of at least one team not managing to score in games involving Manchester United has become evident recently. Looking at their last six meetings reveals that it’s happened 5 times. In those clashes, their opponents have hit a goal total of 10 and Manchester United have scored 6.
Head to head
The previous league clash between the two was Champions League match day 2 on 03/10/2023 which ended up with the score at Manchester United 2-3 Galatasaray.
On that day, Manchester United managed 57% possession and 15 shots at goal with 5 on target. Their only player to score was Rasmus Højlund (17', 67').
For their opponents, Galatasaray got 12 shots at goal with 4 on target. Wilfried Zaha (23'), Kerem Aktürkoğlu (71') and Mauro Icardi (81') scored.
The referee was Ivan Kružliak.
Team News: Galatasaray
Abdülkerim Bardakcı (unknown injury) and Davinson Sánchez (Hamstring strain) will not be able to play for Galatasaray gaffer Okan Buruk. Ineligible players who cannot play in this game through suspension are Eyüp Aydın and Halil Dervişoğlu.
In all likelihood, Cimbom may well opt for a 4-2-3-1 system for this one, handing starts to Fernando Muslera, Sacha Boey, Kaan Ayhan, Abdulkerim Bardakci, Angelino, Lucas Torreira, Tanguy Ndombele, Baris Alper Yilmaz, Dries Mertens, Wilfried Zaha and Mauro Icardi.
Team News: Manchester United
Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Amad Diallo (Knee injury), Mason Mount (unknown injury), Casemiro (Knock), Lisandro Martínez (Foot injury), Tyrell Malacia (unknown injury), Jonny Evans (Hamstring strain) and Christian Eriksen (Knee injury) will miss out on this game. Ineligible players who cannot play in this game through suspension are Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford.
We believe The Red Devils seem most likely to make use of a 4-2-3-1 formation with a starting lineup of Andre Onana, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, V. Nilsson Lindeloef, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, Kobbie Mainoo, Scott McTominay, Facundo Pellistri, Bruno Fernandes, Alejandro Garnacho and Anthony Martial.
We believe that Manchester United and Galatasaray may well both score at least one goal each although picking a clear a winner isn’t easy.
We’ll see, but this looks like it could end up all-square with both teams likely to score. Therefore, we predict a score draw at the end of the match.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Rams Park (52,280)
Captain: Fernando Muslera
Chairman: Dursun Özbek
Manager: Okan Buruk
Competitions: Super Lig position 2, Champions League (Group A), UCL Qualifiers (Play-Offs)
⭐ Star Man: Kerem Aktürkoğlu
Mostly playing in the Left Wing position, Kerem Aktürkoğlu was born in Kocaeli, Turkey. Having played his first senior match for Galatasaray in the 2020 - 2021 season, the skilful Forward has got 3 league goals in this Süper Lig 2023 - 2024 campaign to date in 12 appearances.