Galatasaray vs Bayern Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips

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TournamentUEFA Champions League
Timetable17:45 GMT 24 Oct 23
PredictionBayern To Win!
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After their famous 3-2 win at Old Trafford in game week two and first ever triumph on English soil, Galatasaray will be full of confidence when they entertain Bayern Munich at a usually thunderous Rams Park. However, Bayern are ranked as the fourth best team in Europe, according to the Euro Club Index. They’ve won both of their UCL games so far this season and are unbeaten in 10 matches in all competitions, since losing to RB Leipzig in the DFL Super Cup on August 12th. In this comprehensive football betting prediction, I’ll look at the latest Galatasaray vs Bayern odds while providing tips about who will win!

🏆 Galatasaray vs Bayern UCL Prediction

These two sides have only ever done battle twice, during a two-legged, first round European Cup tie in 1972/73 season. Interestingly, Galatasaray held a star-studded Bayern side to a 1-1 draw in Turkey in the first leg, only to slump to a 6-0 thrashing at the Olympiastadion in the return match.

In terms of the current campaign, both sides are in excellent form, with the hosts having won 13 of their 16 matches so far this season and extended their unbeaten run to 22 games in all competitions (dating back to a 3-1 loss at Besiktas on April 30th). They’ve also scored 48 times during this run, with summer signing and experienced Argentine striker Mauro Icardi already contributing 12 goals in 14 matches for the Turkish giants.

However, Bayern’s 10-game unbeaten run has seen them earn eight wins and plunder 33 goals, with their summer signing Harry Kane having hit the ground running in Germany with a tally of nine goals in his first 10 matches. They also boast far more individual quality and squad depth than Gala, and while I expect the home side to compete aggressively in front of their home fans, I’m tipping Bayern to edge what could be a high scoring contest.

My Prediction: 🏆 Galatasaray 2 – 3 Bayern Munich ⚽

💯 Galatasaray vs Bayern UCL Match Odds

You can already access odds on a huge range of Galatasaray vs Bayern betting markets, including the match winner, both sides to score and the over/under for total goals scored. Let’s take a closer look at the odds across these markets!

🏅 Galatasaray vs Bayern: Match Winner

Backing the match winner is the single most popular Galatasaray vs Bayern wagering market, at least according to the best UCL bookmakers. Bayern are the obvious favourites to win in Turkey, but let's take a look at all of the available odds.

Team
Galatasaray to Win6.005.755.905.506.00
Bayern to Win1.421.441.421.461.44
Draw4.704.754.904.605.00

⚽ Galatasaray vs Bayern: Both Teams To Score (BTTS)

Galatasaray and Bayern have been incredibly potent in front of goal this season, with both sides scoring in all but one of their matches so far. What’s more, they’ve scored in 14 and 10 consecutive games respectively, so the bookies have placed noticeably short odds on BTTS in Turkey.

Yes/No
Yes1.501.6031.551.571.54
No2.322.302.292.3826.00

🥅 Galatasaray vs Bayern: Over/Under 2.5 Goals

The 27 matches contested by Galatasaray and Bayern this season have yielded a total of 92 goals, at an impressive rate of 3.40 per game. Galatasaray have also conceded two or more goals on five separate occasions in 2023/24, while Bayern have done so four times in total. So, the smart money is on there being over 2.5 goals scored in this UCL clash!

Under/Over
Over 2.5 Goals1.421.421.411.361.44
Under 2.5 Goals2.712.622.672.753.40

✔️ Galatasaray vs Bayern - Betting Tips

While it’s possible to use sportsbooks promotions and free bets on this game, navigating the available wagering markets ahead of the clash between Galatasaray and Bayern can still prove challenging. So, here are some expert betting tips to help you make informed selections.

  • Backing Bayern to Win and Both Sides to Score: Bayern are priced at around 1.42 to beat Galatasaray, which offers minimal value unless you commit a huge stake. However, given Bayern’s pedigree and the potent attacking quality of both sides, you can create a combination wager that backs the Bavarians to win and both sides to score at a price of 3.00 with Dachbet. This unlocks considerably higher odds, albeit at a higher risk.
  • Back There to be Over 3.5 Goals Scored: While 2.5 goals in the most popular betting line when engaging in totals wagering, we should remember that the matches featuring these teams have produced a goals-per-game rate of 3.40 this season. Their four UCL matches in 2023/24 alone have produced a staggering 19 goals at a rate of 4.75 per game, so a high-scoring contest could be on the cards at Rams Park. You can bet on over 3.5 goals being scored in the game a price of 2.05 with Dachbet, potentially unlocking increased value in an even money market.
  • Galatasaray to Score First: Galatasaray were intense and tenacious in their work during their win at Old Trafford, pressing aggressively throughout and completing an impressive 75 ball recoveries during the 90 minutes. I expect them to adopt a similarly proactive approach in this match and start quickly in front of what will be an incredibly partisan crowd, as they look to follow the example of Copenhagen and score first against the Bavarians. You can bet on Gala breaking the deadlock at a highly competitive price of 3.25 with TonyBet too.

1️⃣ Galatasaray Update

As I’ve already touched on, Galatasaray are unbeaten in 22 matches in all competitions, while the defending Süper Lig champions are currently placed second in the league and just two points behind Fenerbahçe. €10 million summer signing Mauro Icardi has also hit the ground running for Gala, hitting 12 goals in 14 matches (including a delightful, dinked winner of Andre Onana at Old Trafford). However, the side has been slightly less effective in the defensive third of the pitch in recent times, keeping just a single clean sheet in their last six matches since September 2nd.

Last 5 Games
Antalyaspor 0
Galatasaray 2
07.10.23
Turkish Süper Lig
Man United 2
Galatasaray 3
03.10.23
Champions League
Galatasaray 2
MKE Ankaragücü 1
30.09.23
Turkish Süper Lig
Istanbulspor 0
Galatasaray 1
26.09.23
Turkish Süper Lig
Istanbul Başakşehir F.K. 1
Galatasaray 2
23.09.23
Turkish Süper Lig

Galatasaray will virtually be at full strength when they host Bayern in the UCL, although Moroccan winger Hakim Ziyech is expected to miss out with a foot injury. Striker Halil Dervişoğlu and defensive midfielder Eyüp Aydın will also be absent due to ineligibility.

Player Reason
Hakim Ziyech Foot Injury
Halil Dervişoğlu Ineligible
Eyüp Aydın Ineligible

2️⃣ Bayern Munich Update

Bayern are always among the favourites to win the Champions League, and this year is no exception to this rule. The side has certainly showcased its pedigree during a recent 10-match unbeaten run in all competitions, with Bayern scoring at an impressive rate of 3.3 goals per game throughout this sequence. Harry Kane and Leroy Sane are in particularly impressive form, with the latter executing 6.34 shot creating actions per 90 so far in 2023/24. Of course, the Bavarians have also showcased defensive vulnerability at times this season, even shipping three goals at home to Man United in their Group A opener.

Last 5 Games
Bayern Munich 3
SC Freiburg 0
08.10.23
Bundesliga
Copenhagen 1
Bayern Munich 2
03.10.23
Champions League
RB Leipzig 2
Bayern Munich 2
30.09.23
Bundesliga
SC Preußen Münster 0
Bayern Munich 4
26.09.23
DFB-Pokal
Bayern Munich 7
Vfl Bochum 0
23.09.23
Bundesliga

Bayern will be without Serge Gnabry (fractured arm) and Raphaël Guerreiro (torn muscle fibre) for the trip to Galatasaray, while French centre back Dayot Upamecano is also a significant doubt as he recovers from a hamstring strain. 28-year-old midfielder Joshua Kimmich is also laid low with illness, but he’s expected to fit in time for the Galatasaray match.

Player Reason
Serge Gnabry Arm Injury
Raphaël Guerreiro Torn Muscle Fibre
Dayot Upamecano Hamstring Injury
Joshua Kimmich Illness

👕 Galatasaray vs Bayern Munich - Potential Lineups

Pos. Galatasaray
4-2-3-1
Bayern
4-2-3-1
Pos.
Goalkeeper F. Muslera S. Ulreich Goalkeeper
Right Back S. Boey N. Mazraoui Right Back
Centre Back D. Sanchez Matthijs de Ligt Centre Back
Centre Back A. Bardakcı M. Kim Centre Back
Left Back K. Karataş A. Davies Left Back
Midfielder L. Torreira J. Kimmich Midfielder
Midfielder T. Ndombele L. Goretzka Midfielder
Midfielder M. Aktürkoğlu T. Müller Midfielder
Wide Forward B. Yılmaz K. Coman Wide Forward
Striker M. Icardi H. Kane Striker
Wide Forward W. Zaha L. Sane Wide Forward

Bayern To Win!

✒️ Lewis Humphries – Expert Tipster

Lewis Humphries is an experienced football writer and tipster from the UK. He writes regularly about the Champions League, Premier League, Serie A and other competitions, regularly delivering expert match predictions and betting insights. He also successfully predicted the winner of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, while accurately forecasting the outcome of several group stage and knockout games.

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