Galatasaray – Lokomotiv Moscow Tip 18.09.2018Betting Tips Europe Champions League Tips and Odds Football tips
Galatasaray and Lokomotiv Moscow celebrate their comebacks in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday night. For the first time since 2015-2016, the Turkish figurehead has qualified for the group stage again, while the reigning Russian champion Lok Moscow had to wait 15 years before the return to the premier class was to be celebrated. However, there is no time for sentimentality because there are already many things at stake in the direct duel between these two teams. If we look at the betting odds of the bookmakers between Galatasaray and Lokomotiv Moscow, there are advantages for the Turks.
Galatasaray is by far the club from Turkey, which has had the greatest international success in its history. Once the lions were the first representative in 1989, who moved into the semifinals of the European Champions Cup. Later, Galatasaray selected the so far only Turkish UEFA Cup and European Super Cup winner (2000). In addition, the yellow-reds made the 15th leap into the group stage of the UEFA Champions League.
The time in which Lokomotiv Moscow played to the Russian top, is now 16 years back. In 2002, the capital club for the first time became champion, followed in 2004 by another title. For three consecutive seasons, the Reds were allowed to participate in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League and reached in the last attempt in 2003/2004 even for the first and only time in the second round. After 15 years of abstinence Lok Moscow now returns to the most important European club competition. The team of meanwhile 71-year-old Yuri Sjomin surprisingly won the championship in the previous year and therefore did not need to fight for qualification in the group stage. Nevertheless, the Russians in Group D are considered outsiders. A progress in the knockout round would be quite a surprise.
Galatasaray and Lokomotiv Moscow are back in the Champions League group stage after several years of abstinence. There they will deliver themselves in Group D with the FC Porto and Schalke 04 hot duels for the move into the 2nd round. From the point of view of the Turks, a win on Matchday 1 would logically be the optimal start to this preliminary round. We think such a home victory is quite likely, as the Lions are currently in much better shape and convinced on the weekend in the 4: 1 dress rehearsal against Kasimpasa especially in the second round at all levels. The reigning Russian champions, meanwhile, scored nine points from the first seven games in the Premier League (2 wins, 3 draws, 2 defeats) and is lagging behind their own expectations.
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