Football Tips: Our 31/1 Galatasaray v Man United Champions League Bet Builder

Our football tipster Shane O'Brien has us in for a feisty affair in Turkey in the early kickoff.

Galatasaray v Man United Bet Builder Betting Tips, Champions League, 29th November 2023

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Galatasaray v Man United Bet Builder Tips

Both Teams to Score
Galatasaray to Commit 13 or more Fouls
Over 4.5 Cards
Galatasaray to have 6 or more Shots on Target
Over 5.5 Galatasaray Corners

Wednesday 7:45pm: Galatasaray v Man United
Champions League match at the Rams Global Stadium, Istanbul
TV: TNT Sports

Both Teams to Score

Manchester United’s trip to Galatasaray is a make-or-break clash in their Champions League campaign, but it really shouldn’t be. Erik Ten Hag’s side have scored an impressive nine goals in four Champions League games – the fourth-most in the competition – but they have only collected three points so far.

Unfortunately for Ten Hag’s side, only Celtic and Royal Antwerp have conceded more than their tally of 11 goals in Europe, with United scoring eight goals in three games against Bayern Munich, Galatasaray, and Copenhagen but failing to pick up a single point.

They have proved that they are simultaneously capable of scoring against any opponent in Europe and incapable of keeping them out at the other end, especially away from home.

United have conceded eight goals in two Champions League away games and it’s hard to see them keeping a clean sheet in this most crucial of encounters.

Galatasaray, meanwhile, have failed to keep a clean sheet so far in Europe and will struggle to contain this United side. Wednesday could be a repeat of the high-octane thriller between the two sides at Old Trafford in October.

Galatasaray to Commit 13 or more Fouls

Very few teams have committed more fouls than Galatasaray in the Champions League this season. The Turkish champions commit an average of 13 fouls per game – the sixth-highest average of the 32 teams in the Champions League – and are likely to replicate that figure against United.

Galatasaray will be keen to get in the face of this United side, who have proved they can be vulnerable in high-pressure situations in the past.

They committed 16 fouls in the reverse fixture at Old Trafford and are good value to make at least 13 on Wednesday evening.

 

Over 4.5 Cards

Discipline has been a huge factor in United’s poor form in Europe, with red cards against Galatasaray and Copenhagen directly resulting in damaging defeats.

Ten Hag’s side have received a total of five yellow cards and two sending offs in four games at an average of almost two cards per game.
Galatasaray, on the other hand, average slightly more than two cards per game in Europe, conceding nine bookings in four games.

With so much on the line, there is a good chance that there will be a flurry of cards issued here.

Galatasaray to have 6 or more Shots on Target

It is hardly surprising that United have conceded so many goals in Europe this season considering how many shots they have faced.
United have faced 25 shots on target in four Champions League this season at an average of over six shots on target per game.

It has been even more concerning in United’s away games, with the Red Devils facing 17 shots on target in two games against Bayern and Copenhagen.

United have faced an average of 16.3 shots per game in Europe, the sixth-highest in the competition, and are likely to face a similar amount against a Galatasaray side that has averaged almost 14 shots per game.

It could be another busy night for Andre Onana.

Over 5.5 Galatasaray Corners

The outcome of Wednesday’s game is incredibly difficult to call, but it is almost certain that United will come under sustained periods of pressure, which could translate into a high number of Galatasaray corners.

The Turkish side average seven corners per game in their home Champions League games this season, while United have conceded an average of five corners per game in their away games.

There is every chance that Galatasaray will win at least a half-dozen corners if they do pepper the United goal with shots.

Galatasaray v Man United Bet Builder Tips

Both Teams to Score
Galatasaray to Commit 13 or more Fouls
Over 4.5 Cards
Galatasaray to have 6 or more Shots on Target
Over 5.5 Galatasaray Corners

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