High-flying Galatasaray Istanbul will travel to Çotanak Stadyumu to face Giresunspor in their 21st matchday of the Super Lig.
Will Galatasaray Istanbul suffer a third consecutive defeat against Giresunspor, or will this time be the turning point in exacting revenge and securing all three points on the road?
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The Cotanaklar put up a much-needed fight against Adana Demirspor in their most recent away game, and they eventually succeeded in splitting the spoils as the game ended in a 1:1 draw. In that game, they had taken the lead in the first half through Riad Bajic's penalty in the 13th minute up until the 84th minute, when their opponent equalized from a set piece.
With only one victory in their past five games, a four-game winless skid in the Super Lig, and only five points to show for it, it is clear that they have had difficulty maintaining consistency as their form has been in dire straits.
Their home performance in the Super Lig hasn't been particularly impressive; they have three wins, four losses, and a draw in their last eight home games and they've only had one clean sheet in the process, which speaks to the struggles of their backline going into this match.
It's safe to say they've done better this season compared to their 16th-place finish last season, which was just 9 points above the drop zone. They are currently in 12th place with 21 points, and their attempt to finish in 10th place is hindered by a three-point deficit and a goal differential.
Probable Starting XI
Piri; Bilazer, Arias, Seven, Uludag; Savicevic, Akpinar; Serginho, Saglam, Sainz; Bajic
Asserting their dominance in the Super Lig tenfold, Gala have transformed from being a frail side to a force to be reckoned with this season. They come into this match full of confidence after defeating Antalyaspor 2:1 at home.
With only that victory, they were able to increase their winning streak to nine games, their unbeaten streak to ten games, and their point total to twenty-eight, a run that can only be described as outstanding.
Looking at their away record, they have been a delight to watch as they are on a four-match winning streak, having only lost one game away to Kayserispor (2:1) in their previous ten away games, and have scored a massive 20 goals while only allowing five to demonstrate how resolute their defense is.
They now hold the top spot in the table with 45 points, four points ahead of tenacious second-place Fenerbahce, who are in second place with 41 points.
Probable Starting XI
Muslera; Boey, Bayram, Nelsson, Karatas; Torreira, Oliveira; Rashica, Mertens, Akturkoglu; Icardi
- In the Super Lig, Galatasaray Istanbul has won nine straight games.
- Giresunspor has gone four Super Lig games without a victory.
- Galatasaray Istanbul has won four straight away games in the Super Lig.
- In games between Giresunspor and Galatasaray Istanbul, there are typically 2.2 goals scored per game.
- Giresunspor scores 1.13 goals per game on average at home, and Galatasaray Istanbul scores 2 goals per game on average away from home.
Giresunspor has triumphed twice, Galatasaray Istanbul once, and there have been no draws in the last three games.
Expert Betting Tips
Giresunspor has only positive memories of their encounters against Galatasaray Istanbul, having defeated them twice in a row in the Super Lig. They will want a repeat of the same outcome this time at home, where they haven't triumphed over Galatasaray Istanbul in 45 years.
Galatasaray Istanbul is enjoying a fairytale season compared to their gloomy previous season, in which they couldn't finish in the top four, finishing in 13th place. Now that they are in first place on the table, they will undoubtedly fancy their chances more in this match to secure all three points and widen the point gap between them and second-place Fenerbahce.
We are backing Galatasaray Istanbul in the Asian handicap (-1.0) because they are once again the bookmakers' favorites to claim a convincing victory, and there is no doubt at all about their perspective in this situation as the visitors have been in impressive form.
- Asian Handicap - Galatasaray Istanbul -1.0 for 1.90
- Both Teams To Score (Yes) for 1.77
- Goals - Over 3 for 2.06