Istanbulspor vs. Galatasaray
Recep Tayyip Erdogan Stadium, Istanbul, Turkey.
26.09.23 at 20:00
Istanbulspor welcome Galatasaray to the Recep Tayyip Erdogan Stadium in the third round of the Super Lig.
Istanbulspor have endured an underwhelming campaign, failing to win any of their opening four matches, and their prospects of recording their first win of the season will have to be put on hold as they take on a side they have failed to beat in their last ten matches.
Let's have a look at the latest Turkish Super Lig predictions between Istanbulspor vs. Galatasaray, probable lineups, match facts and betting odds for you to consider!
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Istanbulspor have not had the best of starts this season, as they have yet to put on board their first three points, a poor run that sees them as likely contenders for relegation despite being in the early stages.
Their most recent match against Gaziantep saw them succumb to a 2-0 defeat despite maintaining 64% of ball possession while managing just six attempts at goal with none finding the target.
This has seen their losing run in the league extended to two matches where they have failed to find the back of the net. However, their winless run stands at four matches with an additional two draws.
They currently occupy nineteenth place with 2 points in the standings within the relegation zone and have played a game less. Their aspirations for safety and a sixteenth-place finish are hindered by a two-point deficit.
Probable Starting XI
D. Jensen; D. Duhaney, M. Yesil, S. Deli, V. Temel; A. Ndao, F. Loshaj, E. Rroca, V. Ethemi; Jackson, I. Yilmaz
Gala have been impressive with their performance this season, though not without flaws. Despite the scales tipped in their favor for a convincing win against a depleted Copenhagen side in the Champions League group stage opener, they managed to salvage a point after coming from two goals down to equalize 2-2, though at the end it was still a favorable outcome.
However, they didn't let that misstep follow them in the Turkish Super League, where they have been the second-best side, as they recorded a 2-1 win against struggling side Istanbul Basaksehir on the road.
This win extended their unbeaten run in the league to five matches, where four wins and a draw have been recorded. They remain one of the three sides in the league so far to yet suffer defeat, though that's not an achievement they'll be proud of as they have their sights set on the zenith.
They currently occupy second place with 13 points in the standings and are two points behind first place, occupied by Fenerbahce.
Probable Starting XI
F. Muslera; K. Karatas, A. Bardakci, D. Sanchez, S. Boey; S. Oliveira, L. Torreira; B. Yilmaz, H. Ziyech, Tete; M. Icardi
- Istanbulspor are winless in two home matches in the Super Lig.
- Galatasaray are currently unbeaten in twelve matches across all competitions.
- Istanbulspor averages 1.2 goals per game when playing at home, and Galatasaray averages 2.2 goals per game when playing away.
In the last 22 meetings, Istanbulspor have won 2 times, Galatasaray have won 14 times, and there have been 6 draws, with the goal difference being 57-27 in favor of Galatasaray.
Expert Betting Tips
Istanbulspor, who find themselves in the trenches of an enduring Turkish Super Lig campaign, will undeniably have a difficult time trying to get something positive out of this match, and their run in this fixture has them marked for a convincing defeat in front of their fans.
Galatasaray have been in impressive form this season as they seek to replicate their success from the previous season. Their unwavering dominance in this fixture has been felt ten-fold, winning four consecutive matches and avoiding defeat in ten matches. It's safe to say that their triumph in this one should be straightforward yet commanding.
As such, we anticipate Gala to cover the Asian handicap of -1.5, as this has been the case in their last two matches in this fixture.
- Handicap 2 (-1.5) for 2.10
- Both Teams To Score - No for 2.24
- Half-time Result - Galatasaray for 1.90