Betting tips for Ostersunds vs Galatasaray - 13.07.2017
The Östersund Jämtkraft Arena (Sweden) will be the scene of the first leg of the second qualifying round for the Europa League against the local squad and Turkish Galatasaray.
The Östersunds FK won the Swedish Cup for the first time last season, celebrating their 20th anniversary in the best possible way. The ÖFK does not reach the 8 million budget and has been in the middle of the season in the Swedish Allsvenskan, where it occupies the 6th position (the previous campaign finished in eighth place). Englishman Graham Potter trains the Swedish box, which highlights the presence of Nigerian striker Alhaji Gero; Midfielder Brwa Nouri (Iraqi, dual nationality), Frenchman Fouad Bachirou and Englishmen Jamie Hopcutt and Curtis Edwards; Besides the Ghanaian defender Samuel Mensah.
After winning three Swedish league games consecutively (2-1 against Kalmar, 0-1 against Hacken and 3-1 against Sundsvall), the team have drawn their last two games against the AIK (2- 2) and Jonkopings (1-1 at home last weekend).
Europa League The Galatasaray at least managed to qualify for this previous round of the Europa League after a disastrous season in the Turkish league. The Lions will have the Croatian Igor Tudor as responsible, in a season in which they have a budget of more than 86 million euros. The right-back Sevilla, the Brazilian Mariano, is the latest signing announced by the Turkish team, which previously had done with the services of the former Swansea striker, French Bafetimbi Gomis, for which they have paid Swans 2.5 million . In addition, the Brazilian Maicon comes from Sao Paulo in exchange for 7 million euros and, for a million more, the team fiches the Moroccan Younès Belhanda, the player called to be the brains of the team in the middle of the field.
In the chapter of losses, the Turkish team enters more than 15 million euros with the sale of the Portuguese international Sub-21, the ex- of the Real Sociedad Bruma, by which RB Leipzig pays 12.5 million euros; And transfers the legendary Lukas Podolski to the Japanese Vissel Kobe in exchange for 2.6 million euros more.
Despite the news, the backbone of the team continues to form the Uruguayan goal Fernando Muslera, Dutch midfielder Nigel de Jong (yes, the kick in the chest to Xabi Alonso in the final of the 2010 World Cup) and former madridista Wesley Sneijder, who is expected to leave the market, which is why they have signed Belhanda.
The tie is clearly favorable to the Turkish side because of its potential, experience and need to move forward. In favor of the locals it plays the fact of being in competition and being much more shot, but I do not expect a setback of the Turks, who must start to give a better image than the past course winning already this match at home.
Ostersunds vs Galatasaray Prediction: X/2 5.00
Ostersunds vs Galatasaray betting tip: Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.80
Ostersunds vs Galatasaray final score recommendations: 1-2 10.00