Ankaragucu vs Galatasaray
Turkey – Super Lig
Date: Friday, 10 August 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Osmanli Stadi, Ankara.
Ankaragucu returned to the top flight football after six years and they will have the honour of hosting the reigning champions in the maiden fixture of the new season on Friday evening at Osmanli Stadi in Ankara.
Galata will enter the match aiming to fix the impression after losing the Super Cup final on penalties to Akhisarspor last Sunday.
Bafetimbi Gomis was the one who missed the last penalty for the current Super Lig holders five days ago as Fernando Muslera failed to deny a single of five Akhisar’s shots from the spot.
It was the second loss on the bounce for Cimbom who have previously lost 3-2 to Greek champions AEK Athens in a friendly.
Anlkaragucu, on the other side, won one and drew one of two pre-season friendlies, but we have to say they had easier rivals in the process (BB Erzumspor and Bursaspor).
Ankaragucu vs Galatasaray: Head-to-head
This will be the first H2H meeting between the two teams since 2012 when Ankaragucu last featured the elite class of the Turkish football.
Galatasaray won both clashes back in that campaign with an impressive goal difference of 7-0 in these two victories.
Three or more goals were scored in all of last five head to head games.
Ankaragucu vs Galatasaray: Prediction
Knowing that Terim’s men struggled to keep things tight at the back during the off-season as well as in the Super Cup final against Akhisar, we could go for goals as the safest of betting options here.
Ankaragucu bagged two goals in each of their pre-season tests and we’d not be shocked to see them on the scoreline here as well.
The quality is no doubts on Galatasaray’s side and we expect the visitors to come on top at the end. The away win & BTTS thus looks to be a decent call as well, set at the odds of 3.25.
Ankaragucu vs Galatasaray: Bet Tips
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.70
Galatasaray to win & BTTS @ 3.25.