Kick-off: 1900, 28/07/2021
Stadium: Fatih Terim Stadium
PSV were totally dominant when thrashing Galatasaray 5-1 in Eindhoven and can confirm that superiority in the second leg in Istanbul.
A date with Celtic or Midtjylland looks assured for the Dutch outfit, who appear to be back on an upward curve under Roger Schmidt.
We reckon 6/5 for the red and whites to prevail again in Turkey is the way to go with our opening Galatasaray vs PSV prediction.
A Look At Galatasaray’s Betting Odds
Galatasaray set the tone for a miserable night in Holland when captain Fernando Muslera gifted Eran Zahavi a second-minute goal.
Muslera’s sloppy clearance almost put PSV in again before a lost ball in midfield ended up with a slick counter-attack and Zahavi poking in his second.
Emre Kilinc’s neat header from a fine Omer Bayram cross pulled one back and Gala will have been relieved to only be 2-1 down at half-time.
However, Zahavi set up Mario Gotze for a cracking strike soon after the break and then confidently rounded the keeper to complete his hat-trick.
PSV’s fifth was almost comical as an unmarked Gotze headed tamely towards goal and Muslera somehow managed to only palm what should have been a simple save into the net.
Fatih Terim’s team should improve on home turf but 13/5 for the visitors to win and both teams to score again appeals from the Galatasaray vs PSV odds.
A Look At PSV Eindhoven’s Betting Odds
PSV did well to finish as runners-up in the Dutch Eredivisie last season after slipping to fourth the previous term.
Ajax admittedly closed with a 16-point cushion at the summit but a seven-match unbeaten run which featured five wins helped Schmidt’s men pip AZ Alkmaar for second.
Getting influential midfielder Davy Propper back from Brighton is a boost and useful keeper Joel Drommel has come in from FC Twente.
Whether Schmidt can fend off strong transfer interest for highly-rated Netherlands stars Donyell Malen and Denzel Dumfries remains to be seen.
However, 63-times capped Germany playmaker Gotze and prolific Israel forward Zahavi are a couple of great veterans to build around.
Zahavi struck 24 goals for club and country last season and is clearly still hungry for more at the age of 34.
Let’s stick with him to open the scoring again at 4/1 to complete our Galatasaray vs PSV betting tips.
PSV 5-1 GALATASARAY – Eran Zahavi (3), Mario Gotze (2) + Emre Kilinc
Previous head-to-head: PSV 2-0 Galatasaray, Galatasaray 1-2 PSV, Galatasaray 2-0 PSV, PSV 3-1 Galatasaray
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