Akhisarspor vs Galatasaray
Turkish Super Lig
Date: Sunday, 6 May 2018
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Spor Toto Akhisar Belediye Stadi, Akhisar.
Galatasaray dispatched fierce city rivals and the defending champions Besiktas 2-0 in last weekend’s derby at Turk Telekom Stadyumu to stay a single point above Istanbul Basaksehir at the very top of the Super Lig standings. Cimbom thus have the pole position ahead of the final three games of the season and they will be massive favourites to back up the mentioned victory on Sunday afternoon when they travel to Akhisar.
Fernando and Garry Rodrigues bagged goals in a comfortable and rather straightforward 2-0 victory for the team led by Fatih Terim seven days ago. Galata thus made it three wins on the bounce in Super Lig netting seven goals in the process.
They will now be up against an outfit which lost four and drew three of last seven league games, meaning anything but a victory for the visitors would be a massive upset.
Akhisarspor vs Galatasaray: Head-to-head
Galatasaray dominated this match-up over the course of history, winning 13 out of 17 H2H meetings with Akhisarspor.
Interestingly, it’s Akhisar who came on top when the two sides met in the Turkish Cup semifinal a month ago, eliminating Cimbom 3-2 on aggregate thanks to the 0-1 away win in mid-April.
Three or more goals were seen in five of last six head to head games.
Akhisarspor vs Galatasaray: Prediction
In spite of the mentioned loss to Akhisar in the Cup semis, we have to see Galatasaray as huge favourites to grab the spoils here. The victory are three games away from the title and we doubt they’ll drop the ball against an outfit which lost four and drew three of last seven games in the competition. The away win is thus a banker bet at 1.40 odds.
Since Terim’s troops were super inspired in the final third in recent fixtures, we will also back them to maintain such form and bag two or more goals past the struggling Akhisar side at the same 1.40 odds.
Akhisarspor vs Galatasaray: Bet Tips
Galatasaray to win @ 1.40
Galatasaray Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.40.