RSSGoogle PlusTwitterFacebook
Home  /  Football  /  Schalke Have Won Just One Of Their Last 12

Galatasary v Schalke Odds: Turkish side can earn a valuable first leg win

The Champions League resumes on Wednesday evening and Galatasary take on Schalke in the first leg of their last-sixteen fixture (Sky Sports 4, 7.45pm). Galatasary go into the match at the Turk Telekom Arena as favourites and are in fine form following some shrewd signings during the January transfer window, while Schalke are bidding to end a woeful recent run of results.

Galatasary are currently best price 5/4 favourites for this first match with Coral, who price Schalke 21/10 and the draw 12/5. Current form would suggest that Galatasary are worthy favourites as they have lost just one of their last 12 in all competitions, while in stark contrast Schalke have won just one in 12.

The Turkish side are currently six points clear of Fenerbahce at the top of their domestic Super Lig and they return to Europe on the back of a three-match winning run in the Champions League. They may have only scored seven goals in six matches during qualifying from the group stages but their January signings have given them an added goalscoring edge.

Midfield playmaker Wesley Sneijder has come in and he will provide fellow new signing Didier Drogba with the ammunition. Drogba opened the scoring for his new club with a header in the 2-1 league win over Akhisar Belediyespor on Friday and he is 4/1 favourite to score first on Wednesday and add to his tally of 39 goals in 75 Champions League appearances.

The first goal market could provide interest this week as Coral bookmakers are offering to refund losing first scorer, last scorer and correct score bets on the match if the first goal is scored with a header. For a touch of value in the first scorer market it could be worth a look at 5/1 shot Burak Yilmaz, who has scored 11 goals in his last 12 appearances, as well as six of Galatasary's seven goals in the group stages of this competition.

Galatasary's goals have tended to come later on in games though and it's interesting to note that 13 of the 17 goals that Galatasary and Schalke scored during group stage matches came in the second half, with Coral going 11/10 for Wednesday's second half to involve over 1.5 goals.

Schalke may be unbeaten in the Champions League this season but their recent form has been truly woeful and they find themselves down in ninth place in the German Bundesliga. They sacked manager Huub Stevens in December and his replacement, Jens Keller, has failed to win in four games since.

Keller will be hoping Jan-Klaas Huntelaar can rediscover his scoring touch in this Galatasary v Schalke fixture and he is 6/1 to score first after notching four in his last five Champions League appearances. However, it is defensively that Schalke have their biggest problems as they have conceded 12 goals in their last five and the 11/8 for a rejuvenated Galatasary side to score over 1.5 goals could be worth a look.

Galatasary could earn a handy first leg advantage in this last-sixteen tie and they are a juicy 22/1 to win by a 3-1 scoreline. Schalke will need to rediscover some semblance of form quickly if they are to build on a European campaign that had promised so much earlier this season.

Galatasary v Schalke Form

Check the season's statistics for both Galatasary and Schalke, plus the odds ahead of Wednesday's match.

Galatasary Stats | Schalke Stats

Galatasary v Schalke Tips

Tip #1: Galatasary win @ 5/4 with Coral.
Tip #2: Galatasary to score over 1.5 goals @ 11/8 with Coral.
Tip #3: Burak Yilmaz to score first @ 5/1 with Coral.

Galatasary v Schalke Odds

Match Betting

5/4 Galatasary
12/5 Draw
21/10 Schalke

To Qualify Betting

11/8 Galatasary
8/15 Schalke

Correct Score Odds

11/2 Galatasary 1-0
9/1 Galatasary 2-0
9/1 Galatasary 2-1
6/1 Draw 0-0
11/2 Draw 1-1
14/1 Draw 2-2
11/2 Schalke 1-0
9/1 Schalke 2-0
9/1 Schalke 2-1

First Goalscorer Odds

4/1 Didier Drogba
5/1 Umut Bulut
5/1 Burak Yilmaz
6/1 Jan-Klaas Huntelaar
6/1 Johan Elmander
7/1 Jefferson Farfan
7/1 Temu Pukki
8/1 Wesley Sneijder
8/1 Ibrahim Afellay
8/1 Emre Colak
9/1 Michel Bastos
10/1 Nordin Amrabat

Odds supplied by Coral.com, who offer live in-play betting for all Champions League matches.

10 Latest Football Articles

Back Elche to prolong Cordobas search for a first La Liga winBack Elche to prolong Cordobas search for a first La Liga win
Jonathas Tipped To Score Anytime
21st Nov
Levante v Valencia Odds Los Che tipped to beat city rivalsLevante v Valencia Odds Los Che tipped to beat city rivals
Back Shkodran Mustafi To Score
21st Nov
Hull can grab a point at home to TottenhamHull can grab a point at home to Tottenham
Spurs Have Lost 3 In 4
21st Nov
AC Milan v Inter Milan Odds Icardi the Key In Massive Derby Della MadonninaAC Milan v Inter Milan Odds Icardi the Key In Massive Derby Della Madonnina
Roberto Mancini Back In Charge Of The Nerazzurri
21st Nov
Back Crystal Palace to pile pressure on Liverpool boss Brendan RodgersBack Crystal Palace to pile pressure on Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers
Back Gayle To Score
21st Nov
Napoli v Cagliari Odds Back Higuain To Continue Hot Scoring StreakNapoli v Cagliari Odds Back Higuain To Continue Hot Scoring Streak
Rafa Benitez Looking To Continue Napoli March Up The Table
21st Nov
Marseille v Bordeaux Odds Goals expected in Ligue 1 cracker on SundayMarseille v Bordeaux Odds Goals expected in Ligue 1 cracker on Sunday
Visitors Have Failed To Keep A Clean Sheet In 12 Games
21st Nov
Arsenal v Man Utd Betting Rooney Primed To Pile More Pressure On WengerArsenal v Man Utd Betting Rooney Primed To Pile More Pressure On Wenger
England Man Can Continue Great Scoring Record Against Gunners
21st Nov
Back Cologne to pile further gloom on Hertha Berlins away woesBack Cologne to pile further gloom on Hertha Berlins away woes
Visitors Yet To Win On The Road
20th Nov
Huddersfield Town v Sheffield Wednesday Odds Home form could prove pivotal in derby clashHuddersfield Town v Sheffield Wednesday Odds Home form could prove pivotal in derby clash
Back Wells To Score
20th Nov

Archive - Previous 5 Football Articles

AC Milan V Barcelona Odds Back A Draw In The San Siro Betting
Lionel Messi hot favourite to score first with bookies
19th Feb
Crawley V Doncaster Odds Draw A Tempting Bet At Broadfield
Meanwhile a win would send Rovers top
18th Feb
Porto V Malaga Odds In Form Jackson Martinez Heads The First Scorer Betting
Portuguese side favourites for first leg clash
18th Feb
FA Cup Quarter Final Draw Leaves Manchester City At The Head Of The Outright Betting
City drawn with Barnsley in the last eight
18th Feb
Arsenal V Bayern Munich Odds German Side Even Money For A Crucial First Leg Win
Arsene Wenger under pressure ahead of last 16 clash
18th Feb

Headline News

Visitors have failed to keep a clean sheet in 12 gamesMarseille V Bordeaux Odds Goals Expected In Ligue 1 Cracker On Sunday
Visitors Have Failed To Keep A Clean Sheet In 12 Games
Roberto Mancini Back In Charge Of The NerazzurriAC Milan V Inter Milan Odds Icardi The Key In Massive Derby Della Madonnina
Roberto Mancini Back In Charge Of The Nerazzurri
Jonathas tipped to score anytimeBack Elche To Prolong Cordobas Search For A First La Liga Win
Jonathas Tipped To Score Anytime
Only The Young Likely To Go Next.X Factor Acts Fleur East Ben Haenow Position Cowell For Winning Return
Only The Young Likely To Go Next.
Gemma Collins and Craig Charles No Longer In RaceMelanie Sykes And Jimmy Bullard Lead Im A Celebrity Betting
Gemma Collins And Craig Charles No Longer In Race

Open for new customers only

Place an initial bet of £50 at Paddy Power and they will match this with a free bet to the same stake. Visit Paddy Power for full details.

Open Account - Free £50 Bet With Paddypower

£50 free bet with William Hill.

  • Open an account at William Hill and and use the promotion code DIRECT50.
  • Deposit funds and place your first bet
  • William Hill match your first bet with a free bet up to a maximum of £50.

Open Account - Claim £50 Free With William Hill

Claim a signup bonus offer of £200 with Bet365.

  • Bet365 match your first deposit with a 100% bonus
  • Deposit anywhere between £10 and £200 to claim this massive offer

Open Account - Claim a £200 signup offer at Bet365

Betfred are amazingly offering double odds on your first bet with them, up to a stake unit of £10. In addition to this you can also claim a £25 free bet.

  • Open a new betting account with Betfred
  • If your first bet wins, Betfred double the odds
  • After this, once you have placed a bet of up to £25 they will provide you with a second free bet of £25

Open Account - Free £25 Bet With Betfred

Ladbrokes are one of the highest rated online bookmakers in the UK and are a superb choice for placing your bets. You can claim a free bet of up to £100 when opening a new account with Ladbrokes by clicking on one of the links on this site.

Bet £5 or more and Ladbrokes will match this with a free bet to the same stake unit.

Open Account - £100 Free Bet - Ladbrokes

Get free bets totalling £30 with bookmaker Sky Bet

  • One a new betting account at Skybet.
  • Deposit and place your first bet and Sky Bet will match with a free bet up to £30.
  • In addition, Skybet will also give you a £10 free bet every week!

Open Account - Open Account - Get £30 in free bets with Sky Bet

BetVictor is offering £50 in free bets to all new clients.

  • Place a £10 single bet and get a £10 free bet
  • Place a £15 double and get a £15 free bet
  • Place a £25 treble and get a £25 free bet

Open Account - Open Account - Free £50 Bets With BetVictor

Bookmark This Page

TwitterGoogleMixxPropellerStumble UponDiggRedditYahoo
Online Casino
Online Casino Blackjack and Roulette Games

Those looking for some online casino entertainment ought to check out all the latest UK Casino Sign Up offers from the top operators including 32Red and many of the sports betting casinos.
There is excellent information, should you be interested in playing online blackjack, roulette, the best progressives or slots - Online Casino Betting with the best introductory offers

Sports Calendar - Betting Fixtures