Randers FC vs Galatasaray SK Preview 19/08/2021
On Thursday evening, Danish team Randers FC host Galatasaray at the Cepheus Park Randers, in the first leg of the Europa League play-off round.
Randers have made a promising start to their domestic campaign, as they currently sit atop of the Danish Super Liga. They have started the league campaign with a five-match unbeaten run, including four wins.
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The Danish team will look to take that strong form into this clash. Randers have yet to feature in the Europa League this season. In fact, the home side has only featured in the competition on a sporadic basis in recent years.
The last time the home side appeared in the Europa League was back in 2015 when they suffered a 1-0 aggregate defeat against Elfsborg in the second qualifying round.
Randers will be looking to improve their record in the competition, as they have won just two of their last eight matches.
However, some will say that this Randers team is better than the previous editions and could be a dangerous opponent for the visitors.
Galatasaray opened their Super Lig campaign with a 2-0 win over Giresunspor at the weekend. The visitors are big favourites to progress to the next round of the competition, mainly because their squad is full of highly experienced European campaigners, such as Arda Turan, Radamel Falcao and Ryan Babel.
The Turkish outfit kicked off their Europa League campaign in the second qualifying round, beating St. Johnstone 5-3 on aggregate. The visitors have a mixed recent record in European football’s secondary competition, although they have lost just once in their last six outings.
Their recent away form in the Europa League has been poor, as they have won just two of their last seven matches on their travels in the competition.
PlusBet.net predicts that Galatasaray will have enough quality and experience to record a victory in a high-scoring encounter to gain a potentially vital lead to take into the second leg.
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