17:00 GMT 13 July 2017
The Ostersunds vs. Galatasaray match will be played on Thursday, July 13, at the Jamtkraft Arena, Ostersund. This is the first leg of Europa League second qualifying phase. Both teams are starting the competition from this qualifying stage.
This will be the first meeting between these two clubs in European competitions.
Ostersunds is currently 6th on the Allsvenskan table with 23 points. After a bad start of the season, they stabilized their form and Ostersunds is performing very well at the moment. It seems they will fight for the place in European competitions again. However, this season they were very unlucky with the draw. Galatasaray is a financially strong club which is much stronger than Ostersunds, but Swedish team will certainly try to eliminate them. The first leg is vital - we believe that Ostersunds must win the match if they want to maintain their chances for cruising to the next phase relatively realistic.
Latest matches: Ostersunds FK
|09.07.2017||Alls||Ostersunds FK||Jonkopings Sodra||1:1||D|
|26.06.2017||Club||Hammarby IF||Ostersunds FK||0:3||W|
|03.06.2017||Alls||Ostersunds FK||GIF Sundsvall||3:1||W|
|29.05.2017||Alls||BK Hacken||Ostersunds FK||0:1||W|
Galatasaray wasn't happy with the outcome of the previous season, and they are undergoing significant changes during the summer. Nevertheless, they are a huge favorite against Ostersunds, and they will try to record a victory in the away match. The Turkish League didn't start yet, and a comfortable win against the Swedes would be an excellent way to start the new season.
Latest matches: Galatasaray Istanbul
|08.07.2017||Club||Diosgyori VTK||Galatasaray Istanbul||0:2||W|
|19.05.2017||Supe||Galatasaray Istanbul||Osmanlispor FK||2:0||W|
Galatasaray is the favorite, but Ostersunds won't surrender easily. We might see over 2.5 goals in the upcoming match.
13 July 2017 - 17:00 GMT
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