Benfica vs Galatasaray Match Info
Match date: 21stFebruary 2019
Kick-Off: 8.00pm GMT
Stadium: Estadio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Lisboa
Benfica vs Galatasaray Head to Head Record
Last 3 meetings:
14 Feb 2019 Galatasaray 1 – 2 Benfica
3 Nov 2015 Benfica 2 – 1 Galatasaray
21 Oct 2015 Galatasaray 2 – 1 Benfica
Matches played: 5
Benfica wins: 3
Galatasaray wins: 2
Benfica vs Galatasaray Stats
- Galatasaray have scored goals in all of their last seven trips
- Benfica beat the rivals 1-2 in the first leg to connect their fifth win in a row
- Cimbom have suffered losses on two trips to Lisbon since 2011
Benfica vs Galatasaray Match Preview
Galatasaray have returned to the winning ways with a convincing 1-4 win at Kasimpasa and now travel to Lisbon for the return match of their Europa League clash looking to build on the performance after a narrow yet disappointing 1-2 home loss in the first leg.
Cimbom have thus bagged their seventh win in nine outings across competitions and while the only loss came to Benfica in the process, we should see them very motivated to bounce back quickly here too. They have been scoring numbers of goals on the road and Fatih Terim will want more of the same from his men.
Benfica have a busy week on their hands but also have a lot to build on as they travel to Vila das Aves on the back of a five-match winning streak, where they also beat Boavista (5-1), Sporting CP (2-4), Sporting CP (2-1) in Taca de Portugal, and Nacional (10-0) in some very exciting clashes.
Eagles enjoy an attacking approach under Bruno Lage and we’ll now surely see them very motivated to impress once again, despite having an advantage in the bag. Galatasaray are bound to put on another tough challenge but causing an upset at Estadio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica will be even more of a task.
We thus don’t see them making it happen and we’ll rather stick with Benfica to secure their ticket to the next round with a Home win, priced at 7/10 with William Hill and already attracting many value seekers.
However, we don’t feel they can shut down the Turkish rivals as easily as some would suggest and with that in mind, we’ll now also back a Yes on Both teams to score at 3/4 with bet365. With both sides regularly scoring and conceding, this feels like more of a generous banker bet at this point.
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