Galatasaray welcomes Club Brugge at the Turk Telekom in Istanbul in a match from Group A
Galatasaray welcomes Club Brugge at the Turk Telekom in Istanbul in a match from Group A of the Champions League. In our Champions League predictions we will try to explain what’s important about this game.
Because of PSG and Real Madrid being the obvious leaders in this group, Galatasaray and Club Brugge will fight for the third place and the opportunity to progress to Europa League. Right now Club Brugge are second in the group with 2 points, while Galatasaray follow with one point won so far.
When these two teams met in Belgium in September the game ended with a 0-0 draw. Now the match at the Turk Telekom is even more important, because it’s happening just two rounds before the end of the group stage. Whoever wins this match most likely will finish third in the group.
What Galatasaray have to do is bounce back after their humilating 0-6 loss at the Santiago Bernabeu in the previous round. Fatih Terim’s team got crushed really hard by Real Madrid, being absolutely helpless on the pitch. What Terim must do now is to try giving his players some confidence again.
On Friday this didn’t work because Galatasaray conceded a 0-1 defeat against Istanbul Basaksehir in the Turkish Super Lig.
Club Brugge are third in the group with 2 points won against Galatasaray and Real Madrid. The Belgians are aware that even a draw in Istanbul could be enough for them to continue in Europa League. What they must do is avoid losing at any cost.
In the previous round Club Brugge visited PSG and played well, but at the end conceded a 0-1 defeat.
In our Champions League predictions we believe that this is going to be a very competitive game between Galatasaray and Club Brugge. These two teams are not much different in terms of quality. Let’s see.