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Real Madrid vs Galatasaray UCL Matchday 4 Odds, Picks, and Betting Preview

Josh Ricker

by Josh Ricker in Soccer

Oct 31, 2019 · 2:08 PM PDT

Karim Benzema (left) and Sergio Ramos are on a mission for Real Madrid
Real Madrid will be expected to take care of business at home to Turkish side Galatasary on UCL Matchday 4. Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire
  • On Wednesday, November 6th, Real Madrid host Galatasaray in the fourth matchday of the Champions League
  • In their previous fixture, Real Madrid won 1-0 at the Turk Telekom Arena
  • Despite the narrow scoreline, Real Madrid is favored in the second match -500 odds

As Real Madrid fight their way through a new stage in their history, Galatasaray will look to take points off of them in the Champions League next Wednesday night in Madrid. It has been a struggle so far for the Galacticos in the Champions League this season, only gaining four points in three matches. Their only win in the first round of the group stage came against this same opponent in the reverse fixture, while losing to Paris Saint-Germain and drawing Club Brugge.

Real Madrid vs Galatasaray Odds

Team Spread Moneyline Total
Real Madrid -2 (-103) -500 O 3, 3.5 (-118)
Galatasaray +2, (-113) +1000 U 3, 3.5 (+102)
Draw N/A +580 N/A

Odds taken Oct. 31

This makes this match crucial for Zinedine Zidane and his troops. If Real Madrid were to slip up, and Club Brugge could pull off the impossible against PSG, Group A could take a serious turn going into the last two matches. On the other side, Galatasaray are last in the group, only managing to draw against Club Brugge. The Turkish team has yet to score a goal in the competition but has also only conceded two, which probably points to how they will try to grind a draw out against the Spanish side.

Real Madrid Coming off Positive Results

It has been a mixed bag for Real Madrid to start off the 2019/2020 campaign, it is as simple as that. Surely, they could be much better but at the same time, one must consider the amount of youth and number of new faces at the club. Recently, they have been able to achieve victories against Leganes, Galatasaray and Granada by a combined score of 10-2.

Karim Benzema has been their main strike force this season, netting seven goals in only nine appearances for the club. Expect a hungry Madrid team to really go for it at the Bernebeu, but also expect Galatasaray to really pack it in defensively. In the Turkish Super Lig, they have only let in one goal a game on average and have allowed even less in the Champions League. They will not be easy to score on, and Fatih Terim will send them in with the mentality to push for a result.

Real Madrid vs Galatasaray Stats

Real Madrid
2nd (4 Points) UCL Standing 4th (1 Point)
2.1 Goals Per Game 1
55.8% Average Possession 57.5%
87.2% Passing Accuracy 84.5%

Best Bet

The best bet for this match will be going with the “Under” for total goals scored at +102. The odds are favorable, and the likelihood of it actually happening is substantial, given the way Galatasaray can defend, and the way Real Madrid have failed to attack at points this season.

While they have had a string of good results, they have been mixed in with a draw to Club Brugge and a loss to Mallorca where they failed to score. The game will be vital for Galatasaray if they want to stay in the competition and keep fighting for the second knockout round slot. Even if Madrid manage to find victory, it will not be easy, and the game will not surpass the overall goal total.

Pick: Under 3, 3.5 (+102)

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