It's the first leg of the Champions League qualifying playoff round and Turkish Super Lig champions Galatasaray is a terrific defensive team, not allowing any goals over the last five games. They come off a 2-0 victory over Trabzonspor but picked up some injuries to forward Wilfried Zaha (foot) and centre-back Emin Bayram, who missed the final 12 minutes. Galatasaray is dominant at home but on a 1-1-3 run on the road with ties at Austria Vienna (1-1), Zalgiris (2-2), and Kayserispor (0-0). They're also just 1-3-2 in their last six Champions League road contests. Molde has home-field and is a defensive-oriented team with its 3-5-2 formation. They've allowed five goals over the last seven games, as well as just two goals in their last nine home contests. Play Molde/Galatasaray to DRAW.
This pick was released to clients on August 22, 2023 at 6:23PM ET.
Molde vs. Galatasaray
August 23, 2023
3:00 PM Eastern
1 unit on +250 (draw) (risk 1 to return 3.5)
Europe - Champions League
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