After dropping as low as ninth in the La Liga table and being bounced from the UEFA Champions League to the UEFA Europa League for the first time in 17 years, life couldn’t get much worse for FC Barcelona. But after hiring Barcelona legend Xavi as manager and using an influx of cash from Goldman Sachs to raid the Premier League during the January transfer window, the future is looking up. On Thursday, Barcelona will look to keep the momentum going against Galatasaray the first leg of a Round of 16 matchup. You can see what happens when you stream the match live on Paramount+.
Kickoff for Galatasaray vs. Barcelona is set for 3 p.m. ET from Camp Nou. Barcelona is the -675 favorite (risk $675 to win $100) on the 90-minute money line in the latest Barcelona vs. Galatasaray odds from Caesars Sportsbook. Galatasaray is the +1800 underdog, while a draw is +625. The over-under for total goals is 3.5 and Thursday’s match will be streamed live on Paramount+ with their must-have Premium plan.
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How to watch Barcelona vs. Galatasaray
- Barcelona vs. Galatasaray date: Thursday, March 10
- Barcelona vs. Galatasaray time: 3 p.m. ET
- Barcelona vs. Galatasaray streaming: Paramount+
UEFA Europa League picks for Galatasaray vs. Barcelona
Before you tune in to Tuesday’s match, you need to see the Barcelona vs. Galatasaray picks from SportsLine’s soccer insider Martin Green. After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his European soccer picks have been spot-on. Green has generated well over $37,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and he has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.
For Barcelona vs. Galatasaray, Green is betting over 3.5 goals for a +120 payout. After struggling to create scoring chances going forward for a large stretch of the season, Barcelona is in incredible goal-scoring form thanks in large part to the tactical changes by Xavi and the additions of Ferran Torres, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Adama Traore during the January transfer window.
During a current four-match winning streak, Barcelona has scored 14 times. It has also scored multiple goals in eight of its last 10 matches across all competitions and seven of the contests during that span have seen at least four goals combined. Torres, Aubameyang and Traore all provide incredible pace and creativity. The trio will be hard to stop for a Galatasaray side that has given up 17 goals in the last eight matches.
Meanwhile, with Galatasaray now staring down a 32-point deficit in the Turkish Super League, it should have all its eggs in its Europa League basket and the side has surprised throughout the competition. It won a loaded group with Lazio, Marseille and Lokomotiv Moscow and could be capable of providing a goal or two to keep the score competitive heading back to Turkey.
How to watch, live stream UEFA Europa League on Paramount+
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