Galatasaray – Lokomotiv Moscow Predictions, Odds and Betting Tips – 04.11.2021

⚽ Galatasaray – Lokomotiv Moscow Predictions

Galatasaray – Lokomotiv Moscow Tips and Odds. November 4, 18:45 Europa League.

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  • Galatasaray may be stuttering domestically, but their unbeaten start to this UEFA Europa League (UEL) group stage (W2, D1) sees them top of Group E and in control of their own destiny. Here, the odds are firmly in favour of them winning three UEL home games in a row for the first time in more than a decade, as they chase their first European silverware since 2000.
  • Interestingly, Galatasaray are (along with West Ham) one of only two sides still chasing the accolade of being the first team to go through a UEL group without conceding, That may equate to a cautious start, and indeed, there have been under 1.5 first-half goals in 14 of Galatasaray’s last 15 UEL matches.
  • Lokomotiv Moscow have won their last two competitive matches, but they have neither steam nor self-esteem in European action, lying bottom of this UEL group with a solitary point. A win here would breathe new life into their fast-derailing campaign, but Lokomotiv are winless across 14 matches in all European competitions (D4, L10) – their longest-ever such run in Europe!
  • The visitors’ tours of the continent alone have been equally dire, with Lokomotiv winning just once across their last ten European away games (W1, D2, L7), failing to score on six occasions. They also account for every one of Galatasaray’s three prior victories over Russian sides.
  • Players to watch: Kerem Aktürkoglu scored Galatasaray’s winner in the reverse fixture and netted at the weekend – both goals arrived beyond the 70th minute. Similarly, Rifat Zhemaletdinov scored Lokomotiv’s first goal at the weekend (W 2-1), meaning that his four goalscoring appearances this term have come during games producing over 2.5 total goals.
  • Hot stat: Four of Galatasaray’s last five competitive home wins have seen a 1-0 scoreline at half-time either way.
Europa League – Group Stage – Round 4
Galatasaray – Lokomotiv Moscow
Kick-off: November 4, 18:45
Prediction: Under 3.5 Goals
Odds: 1.40@Bwin

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