Galatasaray vs FC Barcelona: Prediction, kick off time, TV, live stream, team news, h2h results

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Barcelona face a tough test on Thursday, with their Europa League tie against Galatasaray finely poised.

A stalemate at the Camp Nou left the last-16 tie in the balance and a fierce atmosphere in Istanbul will greet Xavi’s men.

The Blaugrana comfortably downed Osasuna on the weekend yet Gala gained momentum with a 2-1 derby win over Besiktas, courtesy of Kerem Aktyrkoglu’s brace.

Find out everything you need to know ahead of the game below...

Date, kick-off time and venue

Galatasaray vs Barcelona is scheduled for a 5.45pm GMT kick-off on Thursday, March 17, 2022.

NEF Stadyumu in Istanbul will host the match.

Where to watch Galatasaray vs Barcelona

TV channel: The match will be televised on BT Sport Extra 3.

Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the BT Sport website or app.

Live blog: You can follow all the action as it unfolds via Standard Sport’s live blog.

Galatasaray vs Barcelona team news

Arda Turan is set to miss the reunion with his old team due to a groin issue, with Fernando Muslera ruled out for Galatasaray because of a long-term knee injury.

Dani Alves will drop out of the Blaugrana line-up as he is not registered for this competition. Also missing for Barcelona are Sergi Roberto, Umtiti and Ansu Fati, due to injury.

Galatasaray vs Barcelona prediction

A goalless draw in the first leg suggests Gala are in with a big shot at knocking out the tournament favourites - and they are.

But Barcelona’s performance at Napoli under similar circumstances in the last round maps out a successful night for the Catalans.

Barcelona to win, 2-0.

Head to head (h2h) history and results

Galatasaray wins: 1

Draws: 2

Barcelona wins: 5

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