Although both these sides finished second in their respective league tables last season, they lost the title in very different ways. Despite losing just four Eredivisie games, PSV ended the campaign a massive 16 points adrift of Ajax, drawing too many games and failing to match the immense firepower of their fierce rivals.
Galatasaray, meanwhile, took their title charge all the way down to the final day, finishing two points above Fenerbahce but behind Besiktas on goal difference in one of the most exciting shootouts between the three Istanbul giants in recent memory.
PSV failed to make the group stage of this competition last season, crashing out in this round against FC Basel. Galatasaray finished bottom of their group in 2020/21, failing to win any of their six games against Real Madrid, PSG and Club Brugge.
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PSV vs Galatasaray: Match Stats
None of the previous six Champions League meetings between these two sides have ended in a draw, so perhaps that result is overdue here.
PSV are looking to return to the Champions League group stage after missing out last season.
Galatasaray have progressed to the Champions League group stage in two of their last three seasons, including in 2020/21.
Bruma scored two of PSV’s three Champions League goals last season before they exited into the Europa League.
Adem Buyuk — now of Yeni Malatyaspor — scored Galatasray’s only Champions League group stage goal last season. He and Radamel Falcao were the club’s joint-highest scorers with 11 goals across all competitions.
PSV vs Galatasaray: Squawka Says
Scoreline prediction: PSV 1-1 Galatasaray
PSV vs Galatasaray: Odds
PSV vs Galatasaray: Head to Head
18 July 2018 – PSV 3-1 Galatasaray – Club friendly
31 October 2006 – PSV 2-0 Galatasaray – Champions League
18 October 2006 – Galatasaray 1-2 PSV – Champions League
30 October 2001 – Galatasaray 2-0 PSV – Champions League
19 September 2001 – PSV 3-1 Galatasaray – Champions League
PSV have won their last three meetings with Galatasaray, though the two sides haven’t faced each other in a competitive fixture since October 2006. In the Champions League, PSV have won four of their six meetings, with Galatasaray winning two and no draws.