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St Johnstone vs Galatasaray Prediction, Game Odds and Free Tips (12/08/2021)

This is a preview of the second leg fixture between St Johnstone and Galatasaray in the EUFA Europa League round 3 qualifiers. Our match preview also includes free betting predictions and handpicked bookmakers with the best odds.

Our Best Three Tips and Predictions for St Johnstone vs Galatasaray

The first leg in round 3 of Europa League qualifiers between St Johnstone and Galatasaray ended 1-1, a match in which Galatasaray goalkeeper, Fernando Muslera picked a straight red card. Here is how we are tipping these teams to perform in the second leg:

Note: The odds for this fixture are correct at the time of writing our preview. Please visit the bookmaker for updated prices.

Draw or victory for St Johnstone

Most bookies bagged Galatasaray to bag victory in the first leg. However, they failed to do so and ended up conceding a penalty in a game that ended 1-1. We take a double chance in the second leg because we expect the hosts to fight for goals in the second leg after bagging a point away from home in the first leg.

Few goals at full-time

These teams couldn’t score in the first leg. The two goals in the first leg were scored two minutes apart between 58th and 60th minute and there were no more balls behind the net thereafter. A tense second leg where both sides will fight for a place in the playoffs should come with few goals at full-time.

St Johnstone to score first

It is not easy to predict an outright winner in the second leg. However, based on how these teams have performed defensively in recent games, a plausible argument is that St Johnstone will not be the team to concede first. The hosts have kept four clean sheets in their last nine games while Galatasaray only managed two clean sheets in as many matches.

Match Preview: Which Team Will Progress To Playoffs?

A 1-1 draw in the first leg leaves this game open for both teams. Our match preview explores this game further.

St Johnstone

St Johnstone bagged four draws and one victory in their last five games. The last four matches were all drawn where two ended 0-0 and the other two, 1-1. With such a defensive record, the hosts will likely stage another defensive strategy as they did in the first leg. Home advantage is another factor that St Johnstone will build on to get more goals and hopefully progress to playoffs on goal aggregate.

Galatasaray

The Turkish side, Galatasaray, did not make the most of being the hosts in the first leg. Now they will travel to Scotland to face St Johnstone and hopes things can get better. The visitors will have to use another goalkeeper after shot-stopper; Fernando Muslera picked a red in the first leg. The visiting coach, Fatih Terin, averages 1.89 points after 151, a record that proves he will be a difficult opponent in this game. However, bagging victory in this game depends on whether the visitors will bolster the defence that has cost them two of the last three games and leaked eight goals within that duration.

More Stats, the Best Odds and H2H Information

UEFA Europa League Qualifying
St Johnstone
VS
Galatasaray
August 12, 2021
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St Johnstone vs Galatasaray

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12/08/21
UELQ
St Johnstone
St Johnstone
2 - 4
Galatasaray
Galatasaray
05/08/21
UELQ
Galatasaray
Galatasaray
1 - 1
St Johnstone
St Johnstone

St Johnstone

Last 5

26/09/21
SP
Hibernian
Hibernian
1 - 0
St Johnstone
St Johnstone
22/09/21
SLC
Dundee
Dundee
0 - 2
St Johnstone
St Johnstone
18/09/21
SP
Aberdeen
Aberdeen
0 - 1
St Johnstone
St Johnstone
11/09/21
SP
St Johnstone
St Johnstone
1 - 2
Rangers
Rangers
29/08/21
SP
St Mirren
St Mirren
0 - 0
St Johnstone
St Johnstone

Galatasaray

Last 5

26/09/21
TSL
Galatasaray
Galatasaray
2 - 1
Goztepe
Goztepe
22/09/21
TSL
Kayserispor
Kayserispor
3 - 0
Galatasaray
Galatasaray
19/09/21
TSL
Galatasaray
Galatasaray
0 - 1
Alanyaspor
Alanyaspor
16/09/21
UEL
Galatasaray
Galatasaray
1 - 0
Lazio
Lazio
12/09/21
TSL
Trabzonspor
Trabzonspor
2 - 2
Galatasaray
Galatasaray

Frequently Asked Questions

St Johnstone vs Galatasaray tips

Where will the match take place?

Mc Diarmid Park in Perth, Scotland.

What is the kick-off time?

St Johnstone vs Celtic will kick-off at 21: 00 GMT +3.

Which team scored first in the first leg?

St Johnstone found the net first through a penalty which was taken by the defender, Jason Kerr.