Basaksehir vs Galatasaray
Turkish Super Lig
Date: Monday, 10th April 2017
Kick-off at 18:00 UK / 19:00 CET
Venue: Basaksehir Fatih Terim Stadium (Istanbul).
The two Istanbul clubs – Basaksehir and Galatasaray will meet in crunch clash that could influence the Champions League qualification chances.
Basaksehir are second in the league table, which is the only spot to get into Champions League qualifiers next season. While Galatasaray are third with a four-point gap in one of the two spots for Europa League. With two teams having little chance to catch Besiktas at the top, they will try and win this to get ahead of each other for European football next season.
A 2-1 away loss at Akhisar Belediyespor last weekend halted Basaksehir’s five match unbeaten run in the league. This is only their third defeat this season and all came away from home in the space of 8 matches. They are unbeaten at home with 8 wins and 5 draws in the 13 matches so far.
Galatasaray defeated Adanaspor 4-0 last weekend to register their third win in four matches. However, their away form is a bit on the lower side after managing just 1 win in the last four. Among the positives, they have scored in every away match this season except 2.
Basaksehir vs Galatasaray: Head-to-head
The teams already met twice this season, first in the Super Lig on November followed by the Cup fixture in February. Basaksehir came top on both occasions beating Galatasaray by the same 2-1 margin.
The last 9 meetings between the two at Basaksehir’s home ground haven’t seen a draw. Gala has 5 away wins here with the home side winning in 4. The same fixture last season was a 2-0 win for Galatasaray.
Basaksehir vs Galatasaray: Prediction
It is pretty hard to separate the two teams on form. But we are tending to side with the brilliant home record of Basaksehir. Moreover, Galatasaray are yet to pick up an away win this season against the three teams in the top four. This match is unlikely to end in a draw as the teams are playing for a virtual 6-pointer for the Champions League spot.
Basaksehir vs Galatasaray: Bet Tips
Home win at 2.20 with Betfair.