In one of the pair of the first matches of the medium, which will be held in the framework of the first round of the group stage of the Champions League, will meet Belgian “Brugge” and Turkish “Galatasaray”. Neither the owners nor the guests are considered favourites to qualify for the playoffs, because with them in group A are the “Paris Saint-Germain and real Madrid”.
- The coefficients and forecast
The Belgian team is deemed the outsider of the group, judging by the odds in the bookmakers. However, according to the predictive model, the analytical website “five-network-eyt” (FiveThirtyEight), the hosts have even more chances to enter the playoffs of the Champions League, guests from Turkey: 22% vs 17%.
Moreover, despite the low likelihood of becoming a group leader in the betting quotations, Brugge is considered the favorite to win in his first home game of the group stage of the Champions League. In the end, he has not lost any of their previous 13 matches, with the last 10 of them spent in the new season.
Although 10 games is too much, the team from the Benelux the beginning of the season not so long ago and held until August only one match. Due to the fact that in the last season of the championship of Belgium, she became the Vice-champion, to start a performance in the Champions League, had the 3rd round of qualifying, anywhere “Dynamo Kiev”.
Home win with the score 1:0 and draw away 3:3 allowed the “black and blue” go round in the playoffs, where they figured in both matches with the Austrian LASK: victory 0:1 at home and 2:1 away.
Then they played a draw 1:1 with Genk, another participant of the group stage of the Champions League, and won the “Cercle Brugge” 0:2. It was the 4th of the last 5 matches of the team in which she scored the first and also the 4th of 5 and with her participation, which was not more than 2 goals.
The Turkish team will start playing in the Champions League from the group stage, because last season he won the Superleague. In the new season she is going to 7th place in the standings, in the last couple of matches won.
Do Galatasaray have not lost any of their previous 3 fights, although confident of the statements of the representatives of the capital of Turkey can not be called: home 1:1 with “Konyaspor”, 2:3 with Kayserispor 1:0 “Kasimpasa”.
At least after the start of the campaign “yellow-red” not only scored in one of the 6 games, and started winning games for the Turkish super Cup, where they beat 1:0 “Chearper”, although it was followed a couple of defeats: 4:1 and 2:0.
Given the strengthening of the team in the face of Falcao, it is possible to expect that guests in this environment will clog or at least not lose.
The coefficients and forecast
The Belgian team is a major underdog to the occupation of the first place, but specifically before this match she is a favorite to win:
1.82–1.93: victory of Brugge “Bruges”;
4.00–4.35: the victory of Galatasaray.
We will try to take advantage of such factors to put in favor of Turkish team. He does not seem the underdog, though the certainty of his victory do not. However, Asian handicaps him should be enough.