Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Galatasaray will be aiming to book their place in the Europa League group stages when they take on Randers at their Turk Telekom Stadyumu on Thursday evening. The two teams played out a 1-1 draw in the first leg, but the Turks are seen as hot favourites to win the decider. Fatih Terim can count on defender Marcao for the return leg as he returns from a domestic ban, while experienced attacker Radamel Falcao should be recalled to the starting XI.
Randers, on the other hand, are not regarded as good travelers, and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Galatasaray’s party at Turk Telekom Stadyumu. Defender Simon Graves Jansen remains in Randers’ recovery room, but he should be the only absentee in the away team. Galatasaray defender Omar Elabdellaoui could play some part in the decider.
Highlighted Player (Radamel Falcao):
Radamel Falcao, nicknamed the “Colombian Tiger”, is considered one of the best players in the history of Colombian football. The 177-cm-tall attacker is well known for his brilliant finishing and his header technique gives him an advantage in aerial battles with opposition defenders.
Falcao was born in Santa Marta, Colombia on 10 February, 1986 and he started his senior career at Lanceros Boyaca. He played for Argentine giants River Plate between 2005 and 2009 and in 2009 he joined Porto. After scoring 41 goals in 51 league appearances for the Dragons, Falcao signed for Atletico Madrid on 18 August 2011 for a fee of €40 million.
The Colombian attacker helped los Rojiblancos win Europa League trophy in 2012, scoring 12 goals in the process. He played for Monaco in the 2013/2014 Ligue 1 campaign and in 2014 he signed a loan deal with Manchester United. He scored just 4 goals in 26 league appearances for the Red Devils and was later loaned to Chelsea before returning to Stade Louis II.