As part of the first match of the 3rd qualifying round of the Europa League, the players of Galatasaray and St. Johnstone will meet. On whose side will the victory be in the upcoming confrontation? Our sports portal gives a forecast for this meeting.
At the end of last season, Galatasaray became the second in Turkey, losing to the champion Besiktas only on additional indicators. Fatih Terim's team was forced to make its way to the LCH through qualification, and suffered a crushing defeat from the Dutch PSV, losing with a score of 2: 7 on the sum of two meetings. The team will continue its further European Cup campaign in the Europa League.
The players of St. Johnstone became the fifth in the last draw of the Scottish championship, but the team, as the winner of the national Cup, received the right to play in the Europa League qualification. Callum Davidson's team managed to beat Hibernian (1-0) in the cup final, and the match of the opening round of the new season ended with a draw away to Ross County.
Statistics and figures:
- The hosts are the favorites of the meeting;
- Galatasaray has lost its last 2 matches;
- "St. Johnstone" drew in 4 of the 5 previous matches;
- The rivals have not crossed paths before.
I think that the Turks will be able to withstand a head start of 1.5 goals. They have a wonderful endurance and a wonderful attack. All this together will allow the Turkish team to win in this confrontation.