Stadium: Rams Global Stadyumu (Istanbul)
Referee: Georgi Kabakov
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Istanbul has an excellent set of performers, being a serious force in European football, which Okan Buruk's team confirmed in the past qualification of the continent's main club tournament. In six qualifying matches, Galatasaray won, only drawing once - in the first game, they finished 2:2 away against Lithuanian Zalgiris. Then, the same Zalgiris beat Galatasaray 1:0 on their home field. And having gained form, they knocked off Slovenian Olimpija - 3:0 away, 1:0 at home, and Norwegian Molde - 3:2 away, 2:1 at home.
Galatasaray is also going without defeats in the Turkish championship, having drawn only in the first game - 0:0 with Kayserispor. Then followed a winning streak - 2:0 Trabzonspor, 3:0 Gaziantep, 4:2 Samsunspor.
The Danes have been a stable participant in the group stages of European Cups in recent years. This time, Copenhagen reached the Champions League group stage, just like Galatasaray, having passed three rounds of qualification. The first opponent of Jakob Neestrup's team was Icelandic Breidablik, which they passed confidently - 8:3 on the sum of two matches. In the second round, Copenhagen, with great difficulty, beat the resistance of Sparta Prague - 0:0 at home, 4:3 (1:1) in a penalty shootout away. The confrontation in the decisive round with Polish Rakow was no less difficult - 1:0 in Poland and 1:1 in Denmark.
In the national championship, Copenhagen leads after eight rounds, winning six matches, losing only once with a goal difference of 18:9.
Expert Betting Tips
Galatasaray has had a great start to the season, led by European football stars such as Mauro Icardi and Dries Mertens. Istanbul is the clear favorite in the match with Copenhagen, which has a simpler set of performers. But the Danes are an unyielding, systematic team that will not give up on Galatasaray for anything. The return match of qualification against Sparta comes to mind, where Copenhagen scored twice in extra time and went through to the next round. In general, do not write off the club from the capital of Denmark. We believe that they can score in Istanbul, although there is confidence in the victory of Galatasaray. The class of performers of the Turkish club can make itself known in the decisive minutes of the match.