Soccer Picks: Galatasaray vs. Real Madrid Betting Preview

Sunday, September 15, 2013 5:24 PM UTC

Sunday, Sep. 15, 2013 5:24 PM UTC

Get ready to win money by listening to your Humble Handicapper, when Real Madrid take on Galatasaray in this week's UEFA Champions League match-up!
<p style="text-align:center"><em style="font-size:1em">Check out our report on <a href="/soccer/free-picks/free-soccer-picks-champions-league-2014-futures-betting-a-31619/" title="Free Soccer Picks: Champions League 2014 Futures Betting" target="_blank">2013-14 Champions League Betting Futures</a>!</em></p> <p>Or perhaps you would rather take to the SBR forum and mouth off about just how wrong I am? <em>You pays your money and you takes your choice!</em></p> <p>Some people believe I'm being “unreal” to think Real Madrid won't drop 3 points in the group stage just because they went down 2-1 and 2-0 to Juventus a little while ago in this competition. That doesn’t mean that everyone can’t share in the joys our your Humble Handicapper’s <a href="/soccer/" title="Visit for the latest in soccer odds, info, picks and predictions!" target="_blank">soccer picks</a> when they take on Galatasaray next week.</p> <p><strong>Enough with the past posts… WHERE’S THE MONEY MIKE?</strong></p> <p><img id="ctl00_head_ArticleAdministrator_picturePreview_imgSelectedPicture" alt="Image preview" class="imgSelectedPicture article-image" src="" style="font-size:1em" /><a href="/soccer/free-picks/soccer-picks-champions-league-group-b-odds-prediction-a-33158/" title="Soccer Picks: Champions League Group B Odds &amp; Prediction" target="_blank">Looking at this group</a>, I pegged it as Real Madrid on top, Copenhagen at the bottom, Juventus will finish second and Galatasaray gets third, but no cigar; and I'm sticking to my guns. Need I remind you that Galatasaray are 16/1 to win the group? A highly unlikely thing.</p> <p>Galatasaray are 250/1 to win the Champions League with Bet Victor, and that should tell you all you need to know about who I fancy for my <a target="_blank" title="For the latest in sports odds, news, picks and predictions, visit!" href="/">sports picks</a> in this match-up. </p> <p>If you <em>still</em> can’t work out who’s going to come out on top in this match, let me tell you that Real Madrid are 9/4 (third favourites) to make the final, while Galatasaray are 150/1. </p> <p><strong>Better Runs That Cricket</strong> </p> <p>At press time, Real are on a nine-game unbeaten run, clocking up 13 goals from their last five matches while conceding just two, but never more than 1 in a game. Real don’t seem to mind if they play at home or away, as they have outscored their last two hosts 5-1 (winning both matches).</p> <p>Looking at the head-to-head form shows us that it’s the home side that comes out on top. The last time that happened, <a href="/soccer/free-picks/soccer-picks-galatasaray-vs-real-madrid-champions-league-a-30631/" title="Soccer Picks: Galatasaray vs. Real Madrid in Champions League" target="_blank">it was indeed Galatasaray who were 3-2 winners</a> (the Champions League last April). However, <a href="/soccer/free-picks/soccer-picks-real-madrid-vs-galatasaray-champions-league-a-30520/" title="Soccer Picks: Real Madrid vs. Galatasaray in Champions League" target="_blank">Real took them down 3-0</a> and 2-1 at home when they hosted the party. For the record, those scores are offered up at 60/1 (a 3-2 win to the hosts), 8/1 on 3-0 to the visitors and 7/1 on a 2-1 Madrid win.</p> <p><strong>Last Meetings</strong></p> <p>In those three game games, the goal tally reads 7-4 in Madrid’s favour; however, Galatasaray have suffered only two defeats in their last 14 European home outings. Madrid winning is at 9/20 in the <a target="_blank" title="Free live and updated soccer betting odds, at" href="/betting-odds/soccer/">soccer betting odds</a>, a draw is at 7/2 and a home win is at 11/2. But I'm backing an away win for my picks. The tea leaves show me a goal for the hosts, but no win and more goals for Madrid.</p> <p><span style="font-size:1em">[gameodds]8/244351/?r3=43-349-192-19-999997-118-238-227/dec&amp;r-1=43-349-192-19/us[/gameodds]</span></p> <p><strong>Soccer Pick:</strong> <a href=";book=bet365inarticle" title="Bet and WIN on UEFA Champions League at!" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">2-1 Win for Madrid with Bet365</a></p> <em>Discuss the 2013-14 UEFA Champions League season at <a href="" title="Visit SBRForum's Soccer Forum!" target="_blank">'s soccer message boards</a>!</em>
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