Galatasaray hosts Lazio in Round 1 of the 2021-22 Europa League group matches.
The match is scheduled to start at 4:45 p.m. GMT on Thursday, 16 September 2021. The match venue is Türk Telekom Stadium in Turkey.
There is a preview of the latest betting odds, key stats, team news and projected starting lineups. Below these, you’ll find betting tips and match predictions for the Galatasaray vs Lazio (September 15) game.
Galatasaray vs Lazio (September 16) latest betting odds
Galatasaray to win is priced at 3.60 (+260 American; 13/5 Fractional. A draw is priced at 3.60 (+260; 13/5), while Lazio to win is priced at 1.95 (-105; 20/21).
The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Galatasaray — 26%, draw — 26%, Lazio — 48%.
Latest betting odds on Galatasaray vs Lazio (16 September 2021):
- Over 2.5 goals — 1.72 (-138; 50/69)
- Under 2.5 goals — 2.10 (+110; 11/10)
- Asian handicap (+0.5) on Galatasaray — 1.87 (-115; 20/23)
- Asian handicap (-0.5) on Lazio — 1.98 (-102; 50/51)
- Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.66 (-150; 2/3)
- Both teams to score (No) — 2.10 (+110; 11/10)
Galatasaray vs Lazio (September 16) match preview and statistics
Galatasaray saw off St Johnstone in a 5-3 (Agg) win to advance to the Europa League play-offs. A 1-1 draw in the first leg and a 4-2 win in the second leg. In the final round of the Europa League qualifiers, they beat Randers FC 3-2 (Agg).
The Cimbom haven’t lost a game this season, with two wins and two draws. They drew 2-2 with Trabzonspor in the last match, making it two back-to-back draws. Emre Kilinc scored a brace in the game. Halil Dervisoglu assisted Kilinc assisted the second goal.
Galatasaray bottled the two goals lead as Andreas Cornelius pulled one back few minutes before halftime and Anthony Nwakaeme levelled the scoreline in the 62nd minute of the second half. Anastasios Bakasetas and Marek Hamsik assisted each of the two goals.
Fatih Terim’s men had 38% possession, 15 shots, created 11 chances with three big chances. Trabzonspor played better and dominated top stats but the Cimbom early goals get them a point from the tie.
They are fifth in the Super Lig table with eight points and a +8 goal difference. The Europa League is a different ball game for the Aslanlar, winning the previous games played.
Galatasaray team news: Emre Kilinc, Arda Turan, Gustavo Assuncao, Sofiane Feghouli, Sacha Boey and Omar Elabdellaoui are sidelined for the game due to injuries.
Lazio finished sixth in Serie A last season and qualified for the Europa League. They failed to qualify for the Champions League which they qualified for two seasons ago.
The Biancocelesti are seventh in the league table with six points and a +5 goal difference. Milan beat them 2-0 in the last game. Rafael Leao and Zlatan Ibrahimovic goals see Milan win. They had 53% possession, eight shots and created five chances.
Zero Big chances were created with a very low xG of 0.30. The performance from the Blue and Whites wasn't satisfying. They were on top form before this loss, even winning the previous game 6-1.
Lazio are looking forward to getting back to winning ways as they play their Round 1 game. They will do their best to avoid another loss and trust them to bounce back.
Lazio team news: Bobby Adekanye is the only player unavailable for the match.
Galatasaray vs Lazio H2H
Both teams have met two times before, this is going to be their third meeting. Lazio have one win and a draw in the two meetings.
Galatasaray vs Lazio (September 16) key players and lineups
Galatasaray projected starting lineup:
- Fernando Muslera
- DeAndre Yedlin
- Christian Luyindama
- Victor Nelsson
- Patrick Van Aanholt
- Berkan Kutlu
- Olimpiu Morutan
- Alexandru Cicaldau
- Muhammed Akturkoglu
- Ryan Babel
- Halil Dervisoglu
Alexandru Cicaldau is the key player to watch out for. With Kilinc out for the game, the team will need him to give his all in this match. He has two goals in four games this season.
Lazio projected starting lineup:
- Pepe Reina
- Adam Marusic
- Luis Felipe
- Francesco Acerbi
- Elseid Hysaj
- Lucas Leiva
- Sergej Milinkovic-Savic
- Luis Alberto
- Felipe Anderson
- Ciro Immobile
Ciro Immobile will look forward to increasing his goal tally. He already has four goals in three matches played. Last game, Immobile didn’t record a goal and there's a low chance he won’t bag a goal in this fixture.
Galatasaray vs Lazio (September 16) betting tips and prediction
Lazio have never lost to Galatasaray in any of their meetings, with one win and a draw. Despite losing the last game, they are in a better position to win the game. The home team are missing key players like Kilinc and the rest which affects the team’s balance. Generally, the away team has the better squad, you look at the attacking options and see the difference.
Betting prediction: Lazio to win
Odds: 1.95 (-105 American; 20/21 Fractional)
Betting prediction: Ciro Immobile to score anytime
Odds: 2.00 (+100 American; 1/1 Fractional)