PSV vs GAL Dream11 Prediction: Arguably the most attractive tie of the Champions League second qualifying round on paper sees Dutch giants PSV Eindhoven go head-to-head with Galatasaray, who finished runners-up in the Turkish Super Lig last season as PSV did in the Eredivisie.
PSV Eindhoven have had a great pre-season campaign and are on an 11-game unbeaten streak stretching back to April. Roger Schmidt’s side should be confident going into Wednesday’s game. Galatasaray are unbeaten in their pre-season campaign as well. Fatih Terim’s side will be heading into Wednesday’s game on the back of a two-game winning streak and will know that a win at Eindhoven will set them up nicely for the second leg in Istanbul next week. With home advantage in their favour, three wins in their last four competitive matches vs Galatasaray and having not tasted defeat at Philips Stadion since back in January, Roger Schmidt’s men are to be narrowly favoured here.
Date: 22 July, Thursday
Time: 12:30 AM (IST)
Venue: Philips Stadion, Eindhoven
Where to watch PSV vs Galatasaray Live Score and Live Stream? No live streaming in India.
PSV – W-D-W-W-D
Galatasaray – W-W-W-W-W
Head-to-head (last five meetings)
PSV Wins- 04
Galatasaray Wins– 01
Injury Report and Unavailability: Maximiliano Romero, Maxime Delanghe and Richard Ledezma are all unavailable due to injury.
Expected changes and Strategy: In the continued absence of Denzel Dumfries and Donyell Malen, Phillipp Mwene will replace the former, while Eran Zahavi should move into a more central position to fill the gap left by the latter.
Marco van Ginkel
Injury Report and Unavailability: Omar Elabdellaoui, Taylan Antalyali and Jimmy Durmaz will miss the game due to injury. Meanwhile, DeAndre Yedlin and Emre Akbaba have both tested positive for COVID-19.
Expected changes and Strategy: Radamel Falcao – who has great pedigree in European tournaments – is in competition with Ogulcan Caglayan for a start up front.
Eran Zahavi: Zahavi has 11 goals and a total of 26 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 39.58%. He had a total of 14 big chances. He has a total of 3 assist, 10 key passes and he created a total of 15 chances.
Cody Gakpo: Olsen has 7 goals and a total of 19 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 36.45%. He had a total of 10 big chances. He has a total of 2 assists, 5 key passes and he created a total of 11 chances.
X-factors, differential picks
Emre Kilinc: Kilinc has 4 goal and a total of 17 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 27.62%. He had a total of 7 big chances. He has a total of 1 assists, 3 key passes and he created a total of 7 chances.
Defenders: Bayram, Max, Boscagli
Midfielders: Gotze, Van Ginkel, Turan, Feghouli
Attackers: Gakpo, Zahavi, Kilinc
Goals are almost assured at the Philips Stadion on Wednesday, as PSV only know one way to approach the game and should target a decisive first-leg lead to take to the banks of the Bosphorous. The hosts have won four of their previous six meetings with Galatasaray, with no draws yet recorded between the two – a trend which is set to continue this time around. In our PSV vs GAL Today Match Prediction odds, we back for a 3-1 win for PSV in this match.