The group of Galatasaray and Schalke in the Champions League is pretty equally strong. However, Schalke is currently slightly ahead of Istanbul but the home loss to Bremen is not helping for the current status of the team. Since Istanbul is trailing by one point on the group and desperately needs a win, we expect a draw in the betting tip. The game will kick off at 9 PM CET in the Telekom Arena in Istanbul.
Galatasaray pretty solid at home – Draw in the betting tip
The start in the Champions League was the 3:0 win over Moscow. In the second game, however, the performance was not solid enough to win against Porto. Coach Terim and his men seem to have a different face in home games in the league and internationally, the home record is much better. The current form of the Turkish league leaders is not bad with seven points out of the last three league games. In the end, we expect a draw, especially because of the home game, although the individual quality is not quite as good as the one of the German runner-up.
Schalke had to accept a horrid defeat against Bremen
After two consecutive wins, FC Schalke 04 had to accept a home loss against Bremen. In order to process these in the best possible way, the S04 has the opportunity to collect more important points in the Champions League. So far, this does not look bad, because four points from two games are a good record. However, it will be difficult in the duel against Galatasaray. Overall, Schalke’s offensive is simply too uninspired and ineffective to take an away win home. However, a draw is highly likely and we expect this in our betting tip due to the recent events.
Betting Tip Galatasaray vs. Schalke 04
The league leaders of the Super Lig enter the home field with betting odds of 2.65 to 2.85. Schalke travels to Turkey with odds of 2.62 to 2.75 after losing to Bremen. However, the balanced odds suggest a draw, which ranges between 3.10 and 3.32. Our betting tip: For Schalke, more than one goal per match is rare and Galatasaray is a good team at home. Ultimately, we cannot make a favorite and therefore go with a draw in our betting tip.