Champions League Picks: Bet Galatasaray to Take the Road Win When Visiting Astana

Steven Suarez

Monday, September 28, 2015 11:38 AM GMT

It's going to be a long mountain to climb for Astana in Group C. Getting a positive result at home against Galatasary is almost a must if they want to surprise. Let's examine the soccer odds on offer.

Odds Overview
The Blue and Yellows will be at home on Wednesday, but they've still been classified as the soccer odds-on underdogs against the Turkish outfit. Current lines have Astana at approximately +215, with Galatasaray has been priced out in the +135 to +140 range. If you're wanting a piece of the draw, that option is available at +225.

 

Astana
You may not have even heard of Astana, and that's fine. After all, the Blue and Yellows are considered one of the minnows here in the Champions League, and no one expects them to do much of anything in Group C alongside Atletico, Benfica and Galatasaray.

How is the team from Kazakhstan faring domestically? Astana is in second place with 28 points through 26 matches (weird, right?), which leaves them seven points back of first-place Kairat. Four different members of the club have notched at least six league goals each.

 

Galatasaray 
Cim-Bom has built up some nice momentum heading into Wednesday's encounter. They've beaten Trabzonspor and Gaziantespor in consecutive Super Lig matches and are now in fourth place with 11 points through six matches.

Lukas Podolski has settled in nicely with his new club and leads the way with three league goals, with Wesley Sneijder and Burak Yilmaz both scoring two goals each. Cim-Bom suffered defeat in their first UCL match of the campaign, though, losing 2-0 to Atletico Madrid despite being at home. Will they recover some pride against the weakest outfit in the group?

 

Champions League Pick
With nothing to lose, we can of course expect a valiant, determined effort from the Blue and Yellows on their home turf.

That said, when push comes to shove, the Turkish side should have enough quality to get at least one goal, and that may be all they need. With names like Sneijder, Podolski and Yilmaz, Galatasaray has the talent in place to secure all three points in what's sure to be a tough environment.

At these appealing soccer betting odds (+140), we're on Sneijder and company to pick up their first points of their Champions League crusade. Grab Galatasaray as your soccer pick this Wednesday. 

UCL Soccer Pick: Astana 0 Galatasaray1  at Bet365

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