Club Brugge vs Galatasaray Match Info
Date: Wednesday September 18 2019
Kick-off time: 5.55pm BST
Venue: Jan Breydel Stadium
Referee: Slavko Vincic (Slovenia)
Club Brugge vs Galatasaray Head-To-Head Record
2 previous matches
October 23 2002: Club Brugge 3-1 Galatasaray
October 1 2002: Galatasaray 0-0 Club Brugge
Club Brugge vs Galatasaray Stats
- These clubs’ previous meetings were also in the Champions League group stage
- Club Brugge have won two of their three previous matches at home to Turkish teams in European competitions and drew the other
- Galatasaray have never beaten Belgian opposition in six attempts (lost four, drew two)
Club Brugge vs Galatasaray Match Preview
If only for a couple of hours, one of these teams will find themselves top of a Champions League group that also contains Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain – and we are backing it to be Club Brugge.
It would be a huge shock if either of the two favourites in Group A failed to make it through to the knockout stage, but the fixture list means the outsiders in the pool have a chance to strike an early blow and boost their confidence for the remainder of the campaign.
Club Brugge have won the Belgian league title in two of the past four seasons but surrendered it last term to Genk, although they are unbeaten so far this time around.
As the domestic runners-up, Philippe Clement’s side had to win two Champions League qualifying ties to reach this stage and in doing so they won both of their home matches narrowly, against Dynamo Kiev and LASK Linz.
Galatasaray, meanwhile, overhauled Istanbul Basaksehir in the final month of last season to retain the Turkish title but they have conceded two goals in each of their opening two away league games this term, losing the first of them and also dropping a couple of points at home.
With a poor record against Belgian clubs (see stats above) Galatasaray look set for a defeat here and a Club Brugge victory would leave them dreaming of an upset at the expense of either of the ‘big two’ over the course of the autumn.
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Club Brugge vs Galatasaray Betting Tips
Club Brugge to win @ 10/11 with bet365
Over 2.5 goals @ 19/20 with bet365