Ankaragucu vs Galatasaray
Eryaman Stadyumu, Ankara, Turkey.
30.05.23 at 20:00
Ankaragucu will be hoping to extend their winning streak at home against Galatasaray to three matches as they play host to them at the Eryaman Stadyumu in the 36th round of the Super Lig.
Will Galatasaray be able to snap their two-match losing streak against Ankaragucu when playing away by claiming a comfortable win, or will they succumb to another defeat or settle for a less unfavorable result?
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Going into this game, Ankaragucu's recent match against Istanbul Basaksehir at home in the second leg of the Turkiye Kupasi semi-final saw them held to a 2:2 draw, which left them disappointed as they couldn't book themselves a one-way ticket to the finals of the competition as they lost 3:2 on aggregate.
Prior to that, they made the trip to Ümraniye Belediyesi Sehir Stadion to lock horns with Umraniyespor, and goals from Kévin Malcuit and Milson saw them eke out a 2:1 victory to bag a crucial three points.
Tolunay Kafkas' were once on a two-match losing streak at home, recording two successive 2:0 losses against Gaziantep and Fatih Karagumruk. Since then, they have gone unbeaten in their last five matches, where three wins and a draw have been recorded, and it goes without saying they've met expectations as they seek to extend that run to six matches.
Their safety in the top-flight has not been guaranteed as of yet, as they are only five points ahead of the relegation zone with three games left to spare, meaning five points are needed to see them breathe a sigh of relief. They currently occupy 12th place with 39 points.
Probable Starting XI
Akkan; Malcuit, Kizildag, Mujakic; Kitsiou, Djokanovic, Antalyali, Hanousek; Milson, Beridze, Sowe
Gala extended their unbeaten run at home to 16 matches in their recent match against Sivasspor, as a brace from talisman Mauro Icardi saw them eke out a convincing 2:0 triumph to secure all three points.
Prior to that, they made the trip to Recep Tayyip Erdoan Stadium to lock horns with Istanbulspor, and they were unshaken at the presence of Fatih Tekke's men as they recorded a 2:0 victory despite being at a numerical disadvantage after Nicol Zaniolo received his marching orders in the 75th minute.
Even though they have lost two of their previous 10 away games—against Konyaspor (2:1) and Besiktas (3:1)—their away record over that time span has included eight victories and 24 points, making them a force to be reckoned with.
They are presently in first place with 79 points and three games remaining, and there is little doubt that they are getting closer to their 23rd League title as they are five points ahead of Fenerbahce and Besiktas in second and third place, respectively.
Probable Starting XI
Muslera; Boey, Nelsson, Bardakci, Karatas; Oliveira, Torreira, Rashica, Mertens, Akturkoglu; Icardi
- Ankaragucu has won two consecutive home matches against Galatasaray.
- Galatasaray are currently on a three-match winning streak in the Super League.
- Ankaragucu averages 1.38 goals per game when playing at home, and Galatasaray averages 2.19 goals per game when playing away.
In the last 45 meetings, Ankaragucu has won nine times, Galatasaray has won 30 times, and there have been six draws, with the goal difference being 91-38 in favor of Galatasaray.
Expert Betting Tips
Ankaragucu have something meaningful to play for with just three games remaining as they fight for their survival in the top-flight, needing only five points to confirm their safety come the season's conclusion, and they'll need to be at their best performance if they are to walk away with a resounding result at home.
Galatasaray will seek to take another leap towards securing their 23rd League title as they aim for all three points on the road by claiming a comfortable win in this encounter, though it won't be a walk in the park for them given that they are on a two-match losing streak against Ankaragucu when playing away.
Despite being on a two-match losing streak when playing away, there's no doubting that Okan Buruk's charges are still bookmakers' favorites and the better side on paper to secure all three points here in what could turn out to be a thrilling encounter.
This time around, we have our eyes set on the talisman Mauro Icardi, who's been in exceptional and great scoring form, having scored a goal in four consecutive matches, and as such, we anticipate the 30-year-old Argentina star to leave his mark at the Eryaman Stadyumu with a goal to his name.
- Anytime Goalscorer - Mauro Icardi for 2.02
- Corners - Under 10 for 2.00
- Handicap 2 (-1) for 1.81