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Galatasaray vs Lazio Betting Tips

Published on 8:00pm GMT 18 February 2016

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      Galatasaray vs Lazio Predictions

      Galatasaray are playing Europa League football after managing to pick up just one win in a Champions League group that also included Atletico Madrid, Benfica and FC Astana. While the Champions League campaign came to a disappointing end, Galatasaray are now in a competition where they have the very real opportunity to make a deep run and potentially even challenge for the title. Domestic form hasn’t been particularly good, Galatasaray have managed just one victory from their last four games, they’ve dropped to fifth in the table separated from the title race, which is now between Besiktas and Fenerbache.

      This is arguably the most intriguing tie from this round of Europa League football. Lazio were one of the more impressive qualifiers from the Europa League group stages, scoring 13 goals and winning four of six games. They were held to two draws, both away games, against the group’s two better clubs St Etienne and Dnipro. Since Europa League football was last played, Lazio’s Serie A form has fluctuated tremendously as well. After a strong run of form saw them climb the table back up to seventh, they had gone in three games before a win over last-placed Verona at the weekend. It may be one of those situations where this is either the perfect or the worst timing for a new distraction for the club.


      Both teams have played plenty of European football, but they haven’t met since a clash in Champions League group play during the 2001/02 season. On that occasion, both sides won their home fixtures 1-0.

      Reason for Betting Tips

      Lazio are severely hit by injuries and it has affected their goal-scoring record a little. However, they put five past Verona in their last game, they were expansive in group play and we do not anticipate that their approach will change in this game. Meanwhile, Galatasary are prone to defensive lapses, their 10 goals conceded in six games was a big issue in the Champions League group stages, but they also have some attacking flare. Look for this to be an open game, evenly matched, back and forth, and with plenty of goals. Throw in the very favourable 21/20 betting line and you have a strong option for a stake in this game.

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