Boluspor vs Galatasaray
Date: Tuesday, 22nd January 2019
Kick-off at 16.45 UK/ 17.45 CET
Venue: Bolu Atatürk Stadyumu (Bolu).
After a long gap, both these teams take on each other in the Round of 16 of the Turkish Cup. Though both occupy top-tier positions in their leagues, it has to be noted that the Lions do so in the Super Lig and Bolu Beyi in the second division.
It has been a long wait for Sait Karafirtinalar’s men to get back into the mix of major teams in Turkey after they faced relegation in 1992. Fans will have to wait and see if the team prioritizes promotion or their domestic up campaign more.
Gala has such a famed fanbase that most teams fear a visit to their home ground. If the team from Bolu needs to have any chance of progression, they cannot be on the back foot going into the second leg.
Boluspor vs Galatasaray Head-to-head (h2h)
- All meetings between these teams have been pre-1992.
- Aslanlar won the last two games against the opponent.
- Three of the last five wins belong to the Yellow-Reds.
- Five of the last six games saw under 2.5 match goals.
- Three of the last four h2h wins came for a margin of one goal.
Boluspor vs Galatasaray Prediction
The hosts have two factors going against them in this fixture. One is, they are pitted against one of the best teams in the country, and against such a passionate bunch of players. Their respective leagues alone show the apparent difference in stature and quality. The second factor is, the confusion in the minds of Bolu Beyi, whether to go after their long cherished dream of promotion to the Super Lig or to concentrate on the domestic cup match at hand.
Gala, with their top-notch quality at disposal, should take a hold of things from the beginning, and take home a comfortable aggregate scoreline, from where they will try to finish it off.
Expect a match filled with goals, starting from the first half itself. Avrupa Fatihi has scored 10 goals in their last two league games alone, and against a team from the lower division, they will comfortably have at least two goals in the first 45 minutes. Further, I expect to see the second-best frontline of Turkey (the first being of Kasimpasa), to score in both the halves.
Boluspor vs Galatasaray Betting Tips
Over 1.5 First Half Goals @ 2.62 odd.
Galatasaray to Score in first half @ 1.80.