Barcelona travel to Real Sociedad on Thursday night hoping to return to winning ways in their bid to remain in second place in La Liga.

Barcelona will need to be in better form if they are to get past Galatasaray in the second leg of their Europa League last-16 clash.

The first leg fixture at the Camp Nou last week ended in a goalless draw.

Galatasaray head into Thursday’s game having lost just one of their last seven in all competitions.

Barca head into the second leg having only conceded one goal in their last four games, as well as winning each of their last three away from home.

Barcelona’s most recent trip to Galatasaray ended in a 2-0 win during the 2002-03 Champions League group stage.

What will be the outcome of this clash? Play here to make your predictions for the Thursday night encounter.

What time does Galatasaray vs Barcelona start?

The game kicks off at 8:45pm Kenyan time at the Nef Stadium in Istanbul.

Galatasaray vs Barcelona team news

Ryan Babel was fit enough for a place on the bench over the weekend and may return to the starting XI for the second leg.

Arda Turan is unavailable to face his former employers as well as Ismail Cipe and Baris Yilmaz.

Sofiane Feghouli is raring to go and will start for the hosts in the final third.

For the visitors, Gerard Pique is the latest on the injury list joining Ansu Fati, Sergi Roberto and Samuel Umtiti.

Frenkie De Jong and Adama Traore are both pushing for inclusions into the starting XI to support Pierre Emerick Aubameyang.

Galatasaray vs Barcelona head to head

The visitors have won 5 times, compared to Galatasaray’s one win. The remaining three have resulted in a stalemate.

Galatasaray vs Barcelona current form

The home team have won twice in their last five matches and drawn twice as well, losing just once in the league.

While Barcelona are unbeaten in their most recent five games, winning their last four.

Galatasaray vs Barcelona prediction

This will not be an easy game for the visitors, especially with the home advantage that Galatasaray boast. Though another draw could be a possible outcome.

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