Over a week ago Benfica won with 2-1 against Galatasaray in Istanbul and with one leg are in the next phase of Europa League. Galatasaray are on a run of six games without a win in Europe and need a mandatory victory on Estádio da Luz with nothing but at least two goals difference.
Benfica had one day less for a rest from their opponent on Thursday, as the Eagles had to play on Monday against Aves, but they won this match without a problem with 3-0. In Sunday, Galatasaray won with 4-1 Kasımpaşa, maintaining the six points difference to the first team in the standings – Başakşehir.
At this moment, Benfica and Galatasaray are two of the highest scoring teams in Europe. Both sides have a high-quality attack, but they often forget that they also have to defend. As shown in the first match between the two teams, we expect Galatasaray again to concede at least two goals. Benfica couldn’t score more than two goals in just one of the last six fixtures at home in all competitions, while The Lions conceded at least two goals in the previous two away games in Europe. Galatasaray need goals and will leave the necessary spaces for the home team, which can be extremely dangerous in the counterattack.
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Benfica vs Galatasaray Head to Head
Benfica have three wins and two defeats in five games against Galatasaray. In the previous three fixtures have been scored over 2.5 goals and ended as a 2-1 result in favour of the winners.
|14.02.2019||Galatasaray vs Benfica||1-2|
|03.11.2015||Benfica vs Galatasaray||2-1|
|21.10.2015||Galatasaray vs Benfica||2-1|
|12.11.2011||Benfica vs Galatasaray||2-0|
|06.11.2008||Benfica vs Galatasaray||0-2|
Benfica vs Galatasaray Stats
- Benfica are without a loss in ten consecutive games in Europa League.
- Benfica continued to the 1/8-finals of the competition in their previous four participations, reaching the final on two occasions.
- Galatasaray have two wins and two defeats in Portugal in the European tournaments.
- Galatasaray are without a win in seven straight fixtures in Europa League.
Benfica vs Galatasaray Odds
Benfica vs Galatasaray Team News
Tyronne Ebuehi, Jardel, Germán Conti and Ljubomir Fejsa will miss the game for Benfica. Eduardo Salvio is in doubt after he missed the first leg against Galatasaray over a week ago.
Fernando has accumulated yellow cards and will not play for Galatasaray.