Galatasaray vs Barcelona Time, TV Channel, Streams, Lineups, Betting Odds for UEFA Europa League Match

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Barcelona travel to face Galatasaray in the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 on Thursday, with the score level before the second leg and decisive after a goalless first-leg draw at Camp Nou last week.

The hosts come into the clash on a real high, following their 2-1 win over city rivals Besiktas the weekend after their draw with Barca. Galatasaray manager Domenec Torrent will be desperate for his side to continue on this form and pull off a major clash against the European giants.

On the other hand, Xavi’s men approach the clash in fine form as they are unbeaten in their last 10 games in all competitions. In what was seen as a transitional season for the Catalans, they sit third in the La Liga table and are among the favorites to win the Europa League this campaign after making real progress despite a relatively young squad.

With all the ingredients for a mouth-watering tie-breaker, both teams will have plans to book their place in the quarter-finals and move closer to European glory.

MORE: Full Europa League Round of 16 schedule

How to watch Galatasaray vs Barcelona

  • Dated: Thursday March 17
  • Time: 12:45 p.m. ET
  • American TV Channels: UniMas, TUDN
  • Distribution in the United States: fuboTV, Paramount+
  • Canadian broadcast: DAZN

All action from NEF Stadyumu will air on UniMas and TUDN, and both of these channels air on fuboTV, which is available as a free trial for new users. It will also air in English in the United States on the CBS Paramount+ streaming platform.

Like the UEFA Champions League, the Europa League is available live and on demand on DAZN in Canada.

Galatasaray v Barcelona: Projected Lineups

Galatasaray Striker ryan babel picked up the injury in the first leg, however, he was fit enough to make the bench for their weekend derby win and is expected to be involved to some degree.

Former Barcelona Arda Touran is about to miss reuniting with his former teammates due to a groin injury. Goalkeeper Fernando Muslera will also be out of the game due to a long-term knee injury.

Halil Dervisoglu, Kaan Arslan, Ismail Cipe, Baris Yilmaz, and Alpaslan Ozturk were all absent from their weekend win over Besiktas, it remains unclear how many of them will not be able to feature on Thursday.

Projected composition of Galatasaray (4-2-3-1): Pena (GK) — Boey, Marcao, Nelsson, Van Aanholt — Antalyali, Kutlu — Kilinc, Feghouli, Akturkoglu — Mohamed

As for Barcelona, Dani Alves will play no part in the match as he is not eligible to play in European competition. Gerard pricks look almost certain to miss after being knocked out in their 4-0 win over Osasuna last Sunday.

Gavi and Nicolas González both return to contention after serving respective bans, while long-term injury concerns Ansu Fati, Serge Roberto, Alexander Balde and Samuel Umtiti are all still absent.

Projected line-up of Barcelona (4-3-3): Ter Stegen — Dest, Araujo, Garcia, Alba — Pedri, Busquets, De Jong — Traoré, Aubameyang, Torres.

Galatasaray vs Barcelona betting odds

All odds courtesy of DraftKings

Galatasaray showed their ability to match their star-studded opponents in the first leg, even coming close to winning the first leg at Camp Nou only to see a Bafetimbi Gomis goal ruled out in the closing stages.

Nonetheless, in what will be a cauldron of footballing atmosphere, Barcelona will enter the game as favorites and are expected to progress to the next round.

  • Money line: Galatasaray +700 / Draw +400 / Barcelona -255
  • Spread: Galatasaray +1.5 (-125) / Barcelona -1.5 (+110)
  • Over/Under 2.5 goals: More than -160 / Less than +130
  • Both teams score: Yes -115 / No -115

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