Back Benfica & Galatasaray Draw at +330 With Your UCL Soccer Picks

Steven Suarez

Monday, November 2, 2015 11:23 PM UTC

Monday, Nov. 2, 2015 11:23 PM UTC

The Eagles are currently in second place in Group C, but would fall to third should they fall to Galatasaray at home on Tuesday. How can we best exploit the soccer odds on offer?

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Current soccer odds have Benfica as a clear-cut favorite, as they're listed at right around -175 to win outright. Wanting to put your faith in the Turkish outfit away from home? You'll find an attractive price on offer, with the top online sportsbooks showing a Galatasary victory available at a number upwards of +550. A draw, meanwhile, is at approximately +330.


The Eagles are currently in fifth place in the Portuguese top-flight table, having earned 15 points through their first eight matches.

As far as Europe goes, Benfica can be found in second place in Group C, although they are tied on points (but have a worse goal differential) alongside group leaders Atletico Madrid. Generally speaking, Brazilian attacker Jonas has been the main man up top for the club, having scored eight league goals, although it's been Nicolas Gaitan (three goals, one assist) that's had the biggest impact in European play.


You'd be hard-pressed to find a team that's in better form than Galatasaray at the moment. The Turkish side has gone unbeaten over its last seven matches across all competitions ahead of Tuesday's clash.

A positive result this week against Benfica could go a long way for Galatasaray, as they're currently two points back of the top two in the group.

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We expect a big-time fight out of the Turkish side this week, and in the end we think they'll do just enough to squeak out at least a point out of this fixture.

Benfica may have the advantage of being at home, and that's always a big deal in European play, but form is incredibly important too, and the simple matter of fact is Galatasaray holds the edge in that regard. They've surely built up a great deal of confidence during this unbeaten run, and it doesn't hurt that they've got a wealth in experience in the form of Wesley Sneijder and Lukas Podolski among others, so we'll back them to keep it going on Tuesday. Take the draw as your soccer pick.

Predicted Final Score: Benfica 1 Galatasaray 1

UCL Soccer Pick: Draw +330 at Bovada

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