Europa League 2021-22: Barcelona vs Galatasaray prediction and betting tips (March 10)
Barcelona are up against Galatasaray in the opening leg of their Round of 16 tie. La Blaugrana are on a four-game winning streak heading into this game. Barca believe they can win this game.
Ferran Torres (Barcelona) has had a goal involvement in each of the Europa League matches
Ferran Torres (Barcelona) has had a goal involvement in each of the Europa League matches

Barcelona face Galatasaray in Round of 16 of the 2021-22 Europa League season.

The match is scheduled to start at 8:00 p.m. GMT on Thursday, 10 March 2022. The match venue is Camp Nou, Barcelona.

Betting tips and match predictions for the Barcelona vs Galatasaray (March 10) game are available in this article. Let’s check out the latest betting odds, key stats, team news and projected starting lineups.

Barcelona vs Galatasaray latest odds on betting sites

Barcelona to win odds are priced at 1.18 (-550 American; 2/11 Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 6.50 (+550; 11/2), while Galatasaray to win odds are priced at 17.00 (+1600; 16/1).

The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Barcelona — 80%, draw — 13%, Galatasaray — 7%.

Latest betting odds on Barcelona vs Galatasaray (10 March 2022):

  • Over 2.5 goals — 1.50 (-200; 1/2)
  • Under 2.5 goals — 2.60 (+160; 8/5)
  • Asian handicap (-2.0) on Barcelona — 2.00 (+100; evens)
  • Asian handicap (+2.0) on Galatasaray — 1.89 (-112; 25/28)
  • Both teams to score (Yes) — 2.10 (+110; 11/10)
  • Both teams to score (No) — 1.66 (-150; 2/3)

Barcelona vs Galatasaray match preview and statistics

FC Barcelona haven’t lost in eight matches with six wins and two draws. They are on a four-game winning streak ahead of this match. Barca beat Elche 2-1 in their last game.

Fidel Chaves gave Elche the lead on the stroke of halftime with a shot into the bottom right corner. Ferran Torres scored the equaliser in the 60th minute of the second half. Dembele’s cross from the right wing is cut out and fell to Alba who managed to squeeze a pass to Torres. Torress was quick to react and poked it into the back of the net from close range.

Jordi Alba got the assist for the goal. Memphis Depay put Barca ahead in the 84th minute with a superb penalty, firing the ball into the top right corner of the net. Javier Pastore got a red card in the 88th minute for dissent after arguing with the referee for not awarding Elche a penalty.

Team statistics: 68% possession, 4.19 expected goals (xG), 20 total shots, nine shots on target, eight big chances, 494 accurate passes, 86% pass accuracy, eight fouls committed, four offsides, six corners, six yellow cards.

Barca knocked out Napoli in the knockout phase of the Europa League. They drew 1-1 at Camp Nou and beat Napoli 4-2 in the return leg.

Barcelona team news: Ansu Fati, Alex Balde, Clement Lenglet, Samuel Umtiti and Sergi Roberto are sidelined due to injuries, while Gavira is unavailable due to suspension.

Galatasaray have two wins, two draws and a loss in their previous five matches. They lost 0-2 to Konyaspor in their last match.

Top stats: 55% possession, 11 total shots, one big chance, five shots on target, 436 accurate passes, 84% pass accuracy, 10 fouls committed, five offsides, five corners. It wasn’t a good performance from the Cimbom.

Ahmed Hassan Koka scored an early goal in the 8th minute with a header from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner, assisted by Zymer Bytyqi. Amar Rahmanovic put the visitors two goals behind with a header from very close range to the bottom right corner following a corner.

Galatasaray went unbeaten in the group stage with three wins and three draws. They finished top of the table with 12 points and a +4 goal difference. The Lions played a goalless draw with Lazio in their last match in the Europa League.

Galatasaray team news: Isik Arslan is unavailable due to Physical discomfort.

Barcelona vs Galatasaray H2H

This is going to be the first meeting between both teams.

Barcelona vs Galatasaray lineups and key players

Barcelona projected starting lineup:

  • Marc-Andre Ter Stegen
  • Sergino Dest
  • Gerard Pique
  • Ronald Araujo
  • Jordi Alba
  • Sergio Busquets
  • Frenkie de Jong
  • Pedri
  • Ferran Torres
  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
  • Adama Traore

Ferran Torres is the key player to watch out for. He has had a goal involvement in each of the games played in the Europa League. Torres scored the equalizer in the last match against Elche. Expect a goal involvement from the Spanish winger in this game.

Galatasaray projected starting lineup:

  • Inaki Pena
  • Omar Elabdellaoui
  • Victor Nelsson
  • Marcao
  • Patrick Van Aanholt
  • Berkan Kutlu
  • Taylan Antalyali
  • Emre Kilinc
  • Sofiane Feghouli
  • Ryan Babel
  • Bafetimbi Gomis

Sofiane Feghouli is the key player to watch out for. In their most recent victory, he came off the bench and provided two assists. Feghouli has to drop a good performance in this match and increase the teams’ chances.

Barcelona vs Galatasaray predictions and betting tips

Barcelona are in very good form ahead of their clash against Galatasaray. They haven’t lost in eight straight games and are currently on a four-game winning streak. Galatasaray, on the other hand, lost their last match, after winning two back-to-back games.

Barca had a good performance in their last match, dominating with 68% possession, had a high 4.19 xG and created eight big chances. This alone should scare any team that wants to face them. They thrashed Napoli 4-2 in their own backyard while giving another dominating performance.

Predictions for this match are Barcelona to win, and over 2.5 goals. The Spanish team have been solid in their recent home games, and won 4-0 in their last home match. Playing at home is a massive advantage to them. Each of their last four games have ended with a total of over 2.5 goals and Galatasaray haven’t kept a clean sheet in 11 straight games.

Betting prediction: Asian handicap (-2.0) on Barcelona

Odds: 2.00 (+100 American; evens)

Betting prediction: Over 2.5 goals

Odds: 1.50 (-200 American; 1/2 Fractional)

Football UEFA Europa League . Round of 16. Leg 1
Barcelona — Galatasaray
Not settled
Over 2.5 goals
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