Benfica v Galatasaray Match Preview and Predictions 21st February 2019

Time: 23.00


Portuguese giants Benfica clash with Turkish giants Galatasaray in the second leg of the UEFA Europa League round fo 32 both sides eager to reach the last 16 of the tournament in an encounter that could go either way.

Benfica will be hoping their ever vibrant home support propels them past the unpredictable Galatasaray side who come knocking at their doorstep keen spoil their party.

Benfica will fancy their chances of reaching the last 1 of the tournament after peeping the visitors 2-1 away from home in the first leg clash between the two sides.

The home team head into the match buoyed by their 3-0 away thrashing of sorry Chaves in the Portuguese Primera La Liga and they will be hoping for more of the same against the Turkish side who come guns blazing.

Bruno Lage charges head into the match in lethal form winning all their last five matches in all their competitive matches and more of the same will surely please the Portuguese tactician,

Galatasaray travels to Portugal hoping to stage an upset and overturn their first leg 2-1 deficit and overcome their hosts to book a last 16 spot in the European Club tournament in what will prove to be an uphill task.

Galatasaray will be keen to continue their fine form after drubbing sorry Kasimpasa 4-1 away from their backyard in the Turkish top division and they will fancy more of the same.

Faith Terim charges head into the match in good form winning three, suffered one defeat and registered one draw in their last five matches and the veteran Turkish tactician will be keen to see his charges produce more consistent results.

Head to Head

Benfica has won two while Galatasaray has won one of the last three matches between the two sides.


Benfica win