Lokomotiv vs Galatasaray: prediction for the UEFA Champions League group stage match
By winning the match between Lokomotiv and Galatasaray on November 28, 2018, the home team will try to save the situation and compete for at least the third spot in Group D. The match at the RZD Arena stadium will start at 20:55 Moscow time.Lokomotiv “Railwaymen” seriously complicated their task after the defeat in the match of the previous round. Lokomotiv went to Portugal for the match with Porto, the outcome of this game depended on the fate of Loko in the fight for reaching the playoff round of the Champions League. For the team of Yuri Semin, everything started unsuccessfully from the starting minutes, Hector Herrera closed the cross and opened the scoring in the second minute of the match. It was difficult for the guests to take control of the game and nothing but long-range shots could be created. The opposite situation was observed on the part of the hosts, at the end of the first half they doubled their advantage, this time Moussa Marega scored a goal – 2:0 in the 42nd minute. Lokomotiv managed to create some intrigue at the beginning of the second half, Jefferson Farfan successfully closed the cross from a corner in the 59th minute and reduced the gap in the score. The joy of the Moscow team was very short-lived, the path to the third goal of Porto began with an unsuccessful clearance from the goalkeeper of the Russian team, the ball flew to the Crown, and he dealt with the defenders and scored another goal of his team in the 67th minute. The final score was set by Otavio, the player delivered a strong shot from outside the penalty area and put an end to the match. The result is a 4:1 defeat of the “red-greens”, because of which they are now obliged to win the match Lokomotiv – Galatasaray, in case of any other result other than victory, they say goodbye to European competitions, at least until the next season. Galatasaray For the Turkish team, the Lokomotiv – Galatasaray match will also be very important, because due to the defeat in the previous round, the Turks let go of their competitors for a fairly long distance – four points. The match for Galatasaray could have gone according to a completely different plan, if not for a mistake at the beginning of the game. The Lions conceded a completely ridiculous goal already in the fourth minute of the confrontation, the experienced Fernando Muslera could not hold the ball in his hands and released it right under Burgstaller’s foot, the Schalke striker could not miss this opportunity and opened the scoring with a shot from an acute angle. Guests could quickly respond to a missed ball, Henry Onyekuru did not have quite a bit to jump out to a rendezvous with the goalkeeper. A few minutes after the Onyekuru moment, a similar episode happened to Gary Rodriguez, the attacker managed to get to the ball, but his accuracy let him down. Further actions on the field, during the first half, were entirely for the Schalke players. After the break, the Galatasaray players were completely invisible on the football field and the hosts could only bring the match to a logical victory. It was easy to do this, because in the 57th minute the score was 2:0 by Mark Uth, the striker was completely alone in the center of the penalty area and no one managed to prevent him from doubling the advantage of the German team. The result is a 2-0 defeat of Galatasaray, because of which they need to win in Moscow in order to fight for the second line. Odds for the match Lokomotiv – Galatasaray November 28, 2018 Bookmakers from Pari-Match are not ready to give the full advantage to one of the teams, but they believe a little more in the success of Yuri Semin’s team. Odds for the match Lokomotiv – Galatasaray: Lokomotiv win – 2.50; Draw – 3.20; Galatasaray’s victory – 2.95. Lokomotiv – Galatasaray: forecast for the match The guests, at the moment, look much better than the Moscow team, Galatasaray looks better both in terms of the game and in terms of scoring. Prediction for Lokomotiv – Galatasaray match: Galatasaray will win at least in one half, odds – 1.99.