Schalke 04 vs Galatasaray Champions League
Both teams want to win to take a step towards qualifying.
State of form
Schalke 04 is currently 2nd in group D with 5 points gleaned in 3 games. During the first day, the club based in Gelsenkirchen conceded, at home, sharing points against Porto (1-1). The team reacted well afterwards with a victory brought from Lokomotiv Moscow (1-0) and a good point acquired in Galatasaray (0-0). Authors of a catastrophic start of the championship, the partners of Nabil Bentaleb make better impression since a few weeks, attest to the 3 successes obtained during the last 5 days, for 1 defeat and 1 draw. The victory gleaned against Hanover last weekend (3-1) allows Schalke 04 to go up to 14th place in the Bundesliga.
Galatasaray ranks 3rd in this Champions League Group D with 1 unit behind their opponent of the day. Victorious in their first match played at home against Lokomotiv Moscow (3-0), the Turks were then defeated in Porto (0-1) and held in check at home by Schalke 04 (0-0) in the 2 last days. 2nd of his championship, the Istanbul formation remains on a bad series of 3 games without victory (1 defeat and 2 draws). Last weekend, Galatasaray conceded, in his den, sharing points against Fenerbahce (2-2).
The staff for Schalke 04 vs Galatasaray
5 defections are to be mentioned on the Schalke 04 side: they are goalkeeper No 1 Fahrmann, long-time absentees Geis and Oczipka and replacements Riether and Teuchert.
For Galatasaray, the potential holders Nagatomo, Fernando, Akbaba and Derdiyok are stuck in the infirmary. Belhanda playmaker is available.
Best Bet of the Day Schalke 04 vs Galatasaray
Given the form displayed by these two teams in recent weeks, Schalke 04 seems able to win this Tuesday against Galatasaray. Victory Schalke 04
Bet Tip: Under 2.5 goals