Barcelona vs. Galatasaray 3/10/22 UEFA Europa League Soccer Pick, Predictions, and Odds
Barcelona vs. Galatasaray
March 10, 2022 3:00 pm EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 -250, Under 2.5 +190
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Barcelona is hosting Galatasaray at Camp Nou in the first leg of Round of 16 in the UEFA Europa League. Barcelona is on fire right now, they are on a 4-game winning streak, and they are scoring a lot of goals. Galatasaray hasn’t been having a good season so far, and they have won only 2 of their last 11 games.
As I’ve mentioned, Barcelona is on fire, and they haven’t lost any of their last 8 games while winning 6 of those 8 games. Thanks to this great streak, Barcelona has climbed to 3rd place in LaLiga, while they have gotten to this stage of the Europa League by defeating Napoli in the playoff round. In their last 4 games, Barcelona has scored 14 goals, while they conceded 4 goals, and they were able to keep a clean sheet. Barcelona has a couple of injuries, but they have a lot of depth, they are working on signing some defensive reinforcements, and that will happen in the summer for sure. Pique, Torres, De Jong, Alba, and Aubameyang have each scored 1 goal for Barcelona in the Europa League so far, but I think that number will go up in this game. Barcelona is the biggest favorite to win this competition, and I think they should go for it because it’s the trophy they don’t yet have.
Galatasaray might have done well in the Europa League group stage, but they are horrible in the Turkish Super Lig. Galatasaray is now in low 12th place, they have only 35 points, and their defense has been their biggest enemy. In the group stage, Galatasaray has won their group ahead of Lazio and Marseille, which is weird because they are not that good of a team. Feghouli is the leading goalscorer for Galatasaray with 2 goals, while Babel, Ciacaldu, and Akturkoglu have each added 1 goal. There are some well-known players playing for Galatasaray, but they are having an awful season, and it doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon. Galatasaray might have won their group somehow, but they will need more than dumb luck to go through Barcelona, and even then it will be hard.
Barcelona and Galatasaray have met only once, and Barcelona has won that game. Galatasaray is good on paper, but on the pitch they are terrible. I see Barcelona dominating this game, and I see them getting a comfortable win at home.