Lazio vs Galatasaray Prediction: Europa League Match on 09.12.2021
It will all be about the battle for top spot in Group E in the Europa League on Thursday. It is a straight shootout between Lazio and Galatasaray to achieve that feat, with the Italian side needing the win to finish top of the standings. However, a draw or defeat will see the travelling side move straight into the round of 16.
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Thursday night for neutrals will be an exciting occasion, as Lazio and Galatasaray clash with top spot yet to be decided. It will be winner take all at the Stadio Olimpico, with the team that is able to get maximum points moving straight into the round of 16 stage in the Europa League this season.
Lazio will be reasonably optimistic that they will be able to achieve that, as they are unbeaten in the two home games that they have played in the competition so far. Their only defeat came away from home against Galatasaray earlier in the campaign. It is certainly a close fight between the two, as both sides have scored seven goals and conceded three times in the games that they have played in the competition this season.
Galatasaray will have the added advantage of knowing that a point will be enough for them to finish top of the standings. The Turkish side currently have a three points advantage over Lazio, but any defeat will mean that the Italian side will overtake them courtesy of a superior goal difference.
The Turkish side are yet to taste defeat in the Europa League this season, as they have won three of the five games that they have played, and have been held on two occasions. However, they have scored just once in two games on the road in the competition, with that coming in a 1-0 win over Lokomotiv Moscow.
Lazio vs Galatasaray Head to Head
Lazio have a great home record against Galatasaray, as they have won both of the two home fixtures that they have played against the Turkish side. Their most recent victory at the Stadio Olimpico against their opponents this week came in the last 32 of the Europa League in the 2015-16 season.
Lazio vs Galatasaray Prediction
This fixture sets up a grandstand finish in Group E this week. However, we will put our faith in Lazio, who have to go out and win the game to finish top. We think they will get the victory that they need, but it won’t be a high scoring fixture.
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