Bursaspor vs Galatasaray
Turkish Super Lig
Date: Sunday, 17 March 2019
Kick-Off at 16:00 UK / 17:00 CET
Venue: Bursa Buyuksehir Belediye Stadyumu (Bursa).
Galatasaray still dream of title even though they are eight points behind leaders Istanbul Basaksehir with nine games left to play. They firmly hold the second position being five points adrift of Besiktas in third. The runners-up finish would also be super important for Cimbom as it leads to the Champions League qualifications.
Galata grew in form significantly at the start of the year. They won seven and drew two of nine league matches in 2019. However, such spell of form came a bit too late for the real title challenge as Istanbul Basaksehir are already far away at the top of the standings. Fatih Terim’s men also made it to cup semi-final and we can say it’s been a pleasant couple of months for them after the winter break.
Bursaspor vs Galatasaray: Head-to-head
Bursaspor have not been a serious opposition to Cimbom in years.
Galatasaray won seven and drew two of last nine head to head matches against the Green Crocodiles.
Bursa do have a better H2H record in home games against Galatasaray over the course of history, though (20 wins, 21 draws and 16 losses in 57 games).
The Green Crocodiles held Cimbom to a 1-1 draw in the first half of the season away at Turk Telekom Stadyumu.
Bursaspor vs Galatasaray: Prediction
The hosts are in a desperate need for points being just one point above the danger area at the moment. They will head into the game with an improved confidence after picking up four points from last two league ties.
Samet Aybaba’s troops dispatched Sivasspor 3-2 at home before holding Ankaragucu to a goalless draw on the road last weekend. Bursa generally played tight defensive-minded football in their own backyard this season (12-12 goal difference in 13 games).
Will they be able to stop Galata’s red-hot attacking line which notched five goals past Antalyaspor on Monday? The 2.20 odds offered for the away win bet look too good to be skipped and we have to back them knowing Cimbom won seven and drew two of last nine league matches.
Bursaspor vs Galatasaray: Bet Tips
Galatasaray to win @ 2.20 (6/5)
Galatasaray to keep a clean sheet @ 3.00 (2/1).