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Galatasaray vs. Lokomotiv Moscow Prediction and Match Preview

Galatasaray vs. Lokomotiv Moscow  Prediction and Match Preview

Galatasaray will aim to cement their position at the top of Europa League Group E when they welcome Lokomotiv Moscow to Turkey for Thursday’s battle.

A Kerem Akturkoglu winner saw the Super Lig side prevail 1-0 during their matchday three clash with Lokomotiv, who are rooted to the bottom of the standings.

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First-choice goalkeeper Fernando Muslera will miss the matchday five meeting with Marseille if he is carded here, but the 35-year-old is in no danger of losing his place this week.

Ex-Liverpool man Ryan Babel was given the nod from the first whistle against Lokomotiv in the 1-0 win, but Akturkoglu – who came off the bench to net the decisive goal – is surely in line for a start here.

As for Lokomotiv, Gisdol has a mini injury crisis to work around for Thursday’s game, as Anton Miranchuk, Francois Kamano, Fedor Smolov and Murilo Cerqueira are all set to miss the contest.

Maciej Rybus is banned for his side’s next league fixture but is fine to line up on the left-hand side here, while Alexis Beka Beka is one yellow card away from a continental suspension.

With the injured and ineligible Ze Luis also depleting Gisdol’s attacking options, Gyrano Kerk ought to lead the line for the visitors this week.

Galatasaray possible starting lineup:
Muslera; Yedlin, Nelsson, Marcao, Van Aanholt; Antalyali, Kutlu; Akturkoglu, Morutan, Yilmaz; Mohamed

Lokomotiv Moscow possible starting lineup:
Guilherme; Zhivoglyadov, Pablo, Jedvaj, Rybus; Beka Beka, Barinov, Maradishvili; Anjorin, Kerk, Zhemaletdinov

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