Galatasaray vs Bayern MunichUEFA Champions League, KO: 17:45 Oct 24, 2023, Rams Global Stadium
Bayern Munich will be aiming to stay perfect in Group A of the UEFA Champions League as they travel to Rams Global Stadium for a clash with Galatasaray. The Turks are also unbeaten in the competition but Bayern have that extra bit of quality and should have the upper hand here.
It had been a solid enough start to the Champions League for Galatasaray, who are still unbeaten after two matches. Having begun with a hard fought 2-2 draw with FC Copenhagen, they picked up a 3-2 victory at Manchester United in their previous fixture.
Overall, Galatasaray have been near perfect this season as they are yet to taste defeat across all competitions so far. They head into Tuesday’s clash off the back of a 2-1 victory over Besiktas in a Super Lig fixture with Mauro Icardi netting a brace.
Although things have been undoubtedly great for Galatasaray, they often find it difficult maintaining their defensive discipline. Okan Buruk’s men have already conceded four goals in just two Champions League matches and are also without a clean sheet in their last five home matches across all competitions.
As good as Galatasaray have looked in the Champions League, Bayern Munich have actually been slightly better. They are maintaining a 100% record in the competition, beginning with a 4-3 victory over Manchester United before edging out Copenhagen 2-1 last time out.
Bayern Munich are also enjoying a fine start to the season as they are yet to taste defeat across all competitions so far. They warmed up for the trip to Rams Global Stadium with a 3-1 victory over Mainz in a Bundesliga fixture last Saturday.
That result highlights a solid record on the road for Bayern Munich, who are unbeaten in their last six away matches across all competitions, claiming five wins in that run. However, they are often shaky at the back and are without a clean sheet in the last three matches in that run, while also conceding four goals in just two Champions League fixtures.
How the bookies view it
Bayern Munich have been installed as overwhelming favourites with a win priced at 4/9 by bet365. A victory for Galatasaray is valued at 6/1 by Coral while a draw is set at odds of 4/1 by William Hill.
Head to head
This will be the first ever meeting between Galatasaray and Bayern Munich.
Players to watch
Mauro Icardi has been the standout player for Galatasaray this season with 11 goals across all competitions so far. The striker could be worth keeping an eye on and is priced at 13/5 by bet365 to find the net on Tuesday.
Bayern Munich have a prolific striker of their own with Harry Kane scoring 10 goals across all competitions. The England striker will be the one to watch on Tuesday and is priced at 4/5 by bet365 to get on the score sheet.
Anything else catch the eye?
Galatasaray have seen over 3.5 goals in their two Champions League matches and a similar outcome is priced at 11/10 by Paddy Power. There have also been second half goals for both teams in the two matches and Tuesday’s clash could be tipped to follow a similar pattern at 7/4 with bet365.
This UEFA Champions League match between Galatasaray and Bayern Munich will be played on Oct 24, 2023 and kick off at 17:45. Check below for our tipsters best Galatasaray vs Bayern Munich prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.