After home defeat by Benfica. Galatasaray is under pressure before the second leg this Thursday. The Portuguese, who had won the first leg away from home with a magnificent 2:1, is enough in the Estadio da Luz to move into the Europa League knockout stages even a draw. Both teams had played in this season Champions League but had after their third place in the respective group in the Europa League ran.
With 36 championships and 26 cup wins. Benfica Lisbon is a clear number one in Portugal. After four titles in a row, the Eagles in the preseason only runner-up. The league went to the rivals, FC Porto. Benfica is undefeated in their last ten appearances in UEFA Europa League. Also, they have seen over 2.5 goals in their last three encounters against Galatasaray in all competitions. While the guests have failed to win their last seven clashes in UEFA Europa League. With 21 championships and 17 cup victories, Galatasaray Istanbul is still the most successful football team in Turkey. After city rival, Besiktas won two titles in a row.
Benfica and Galatasaray have met four times so far. With two wins for each club, once each away and once at home, the comparison is completely balanced. In the first leg, the guests were led by a penalty in the 27th minute in the lead. In 18 European Cup clashes in which Benfica had won the first leg away from home. Citizens lost in the previous five games at home in the European Cup duel. After that, they also dropped out of the competition in four cases. Istanbul will have to score at least two goals in regular time to make sure they keep a close eye on the Eagles' dangerous offensive.
After all, we are giving a very small advantage to the away team of Benfica Lisbon but our pick will be covering the goal markets. This time we will take a note from the last first leg game and we will make our prediction - Both teams to score a goal.
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