GAL vs LEP Dream11 Team: Super Lig champions Galatasaray play their first pre-season fixture against RB Leipzig today as they look to try out their new transfers
After what was an unprecedented 2018-19 campaign in the Bundesliga and DFB Pokal, things have started going on a downwards spiral for German outfit RB Leipzig. Their predicament began in the culminating stages of the previous campaign itself with the side going on a four match losing spree to wrap up their campaign.
Ending Bundesliga in third place after regaling everyone in an exemplary brand of attacking football, for Leipzig, the defence fell apart to leave them bludgeoned. They went onto lose the DFP Pokal final to Bayern Munich by 3-0, an encounter in which they were trashed. And the callous nature of their defence continued in their first pre-season encounter against Zurich as they went onto to be decimated 4-1.
Meanwhile for their opponents Galatasaray, today’s encounter is all about continuing the momentum garnered from the previous season which saw them win their 22nd Super Lig title. They’ve roped in a couple of new names in the attacking department, players they’ll be looking to try out against a RB Leipzig side who have offered next to nothing at the back.
Going off recent form, Galatasaray look certain to win this match. Despite RB Leipzig already getting a taste for the game, playing one match in their pre-season schedule and Galatasaray coming off a hiatus, Leipzig have massive problems at the back.
Expect Leipzig to play a full strength line-up, something they indulged in previously as well while Galatasaray will be looking to try out varied line-ups in both the halves. However with Leipzig being an aberration in the defensive setup we see Galatasaray outscoring them and winning this tightly contested encounter.
Goal-Keeper for GAL vs LEP Dream11
With RB Leipzig bound to face a barrage of goals, a real onslaught, we have gone ahead with their shot stopper Peter Gulacsi for this one. The goal-keeper will need to punch above his weight and stand tall amongst the carnage he’s bound to face and could get in invaluable save points for us.
Defenders for GAL vs LEP Dream11
With a cleansheet extremely unlikely in this particular encounter, we have opted to get in the more attacking minded defenders for this fixture. The duo coming in from Galatasaray sees their rightback and leftback, Martin Linnes and Eri Tasdemir make an entry into our side.
With Galatasaray’s style of play being one where the attacking wide players rely on the defensive fullbacks to support them and make marauding runs up the field, these two could find themselves get an assist or goal in between them. From RB Leipzig we have the lone pick of Marcel Halstenberg come in for us given his immense defensive capabilities which have seen him wage a lone battle for the side despite the rest of the backline falling apart.
Midfielders for GAL vs LEP Dream11
In a bid to solve their defensive crisis, RB Leipzig turned to a 3 man defensive setup in their previous pre-season fixture against Zurich, going in with the three centrebacks and opting for the wingbacks to provide width to the attack. With the wingbacks bound to play a paramount role up the pitch for the side, we have Konrad Laimer be selected as the lone option from the side.
Meanwhile from Galatasaray we have their rightback Yunis Akgun and CAM Selcuk Inan be indulged in. With Mugdat Celik absent from their side, the brunt of the goal scoring responsibilities will fall on these two and we see them upping the mantle against a defence which is paper thin at best.
Metehan Mertoz will be someone who Galatasaray will be looking to give vital playing time as they look to fit the player in their side and he wraps up our trivalent of picks from the side.
Strikers for GAL vs LEP Dream11
The only player to score against Zurich after successfully converting a penalty, Emil Forsberg becomes the first player to come into our side. He started along with Timo Werner in that match and we see both of them being included in the playing 11 in this one as well and we have gone in both the options.
From the Turkish outfit it’s the lone selection of Ryan Babel.
Captain And Vice-Captain for GAL vs LEP Dream11
W have opted for Inan as our captain for this encounter while Forsberg is made the vice-captain.
Match: RB Leipzig Vs Galatasaray
Date And Time: 19th July, Friday- 9:30pm IST
Venue: Red Bull Arena, Leipzig