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Galatasaray vs Real Madrid: Team news, H2H & Prediction

Champions League By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 21/10/2019

Galatasaray will entertain Real Madrid in their must-win clash in the Champions League on Tuesday, here are facts you need to know ahead of the big clash for Zinedine Zidane and his men.

TEAM NEWS:

GALATASARAY:

Radamel Falcao won’t be involved in this clash due to an Achilles issue, he missed Galatasaray's last four matches and he is not expected to play against Real Madrid.

Mario Lemina is also not due to a thigh injury while Emre Akbaba is not expected to return until 2020 after a feature in his leg in May.

REAL MADRID:

Los Blancos will be without Luka Madrid, Gareth Bale, Marco Asensio and Lucas Vazquez for the trip to Galatasaray on Tuesday, Asensio is suffering from a knee injury that kept him out from the pre-season and he is not expected to play for Real Madrid this season.

Bale and Madrid suffered a knock when Croatia took on Wale in the Euro 2020 qualifiers during the international break.

HEAD TO HEAD:

Both teams have played five times with Real Madrid winning four of those ties and Galatasaray winning just one

RECENT FORM

GALATASARAY:

The host has been in mixed form this season, they have not put up a convincing performance in Europe, though they earn a draw against Club Brugge  and suffered a 1-0 slim defeat against Paris Saint-Germain

REAL MADRID:

Los Blancos has not been in best of form since the return of Zinedine Zidane, they lost 1-0 to Real Mallorca a relegation struggling team in the La Liga.

Real Madrid is yet to win in the Champions League this season having suffered defeat and earned a draw against PSG and Club Brugge respectively in their last two opening games.

PROBABLE LINEUPS

GALATASARAY:

Muslera; Marcao, Luyindama, Donk; Nagatomo, Seri, N'Zonzi, Mariano; Babel, Andone, Belhanda

REAL MADRID:

Courtois; Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Mendy; Kroos, Casemiro, Valverde; Vinicius, Benzema, Hazard

PREDICTION:

Galatasaray 1-2 Real Madrid
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