Fenerbahce vs Galatasaray
Turkish Super Lig
Date: Sunday, 14 April 2019
Kick-Off 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Sukru Saracoglu Spor Kompleksi (Istanbul).
Fenerbahce will try to make the battle for the second-place finish much tougher for their arch-rivals Galatasaray on Sunday afternoon when Istanbul heavyweights are set to battle each other in the Intercontinental derby.
The hosts had a subpar season and are nowhere near the battle for European competitions, but they will certainly be highly motivated to ruin Galata’s plans with a victory here.
Cimbom currently hold the second position with a five-point advantage on Besiktas in third place, but a potential defeat here could narrow the gap down to two points in the battle for the Champions League football next year.
Galatasaray have been much more consistent throughout the season, but there are no favourites in this type of matches.
Fenerbahce vs Galatasaray: Head-to-head
Fenerbahce were more successful historically and they lead the head to head tie by 22 wins coming into 306th Intercontinental derby against Cimbom.
None of last three derbies brought a winner (0-0, 0-0 and 2-2 scorelines).
The Yellow Canaries are thus undefeated in last five clashes with Galatasaray.
Fenerbahce won 80, drew 42 and lost only 27 of 149 home clashes against arch enemies.
Fenerbahce vs Galatasaray: Prediction
Even though they had a underwhelming campaign in this term of Super Lig, the Yellow Canaries still lost only 2 of 13 home outings so far in the season. They won six and drew five in the process. Fener grew in form lately as they won four and drew one of last five league fixtures at Sukru Saracoglu. Ersun Yanal’s men bagged at least two goals in seven of last eight home affairs in the league.
Galatasaray were also red-hot in the final third recently. They won six and drew one of last seven league matches. The team led by Fatih Terim notched as many as 11 goals in last three Super Lig wins over Antalyaspor, Bursaspor and Yeni Malatyaspor.
Both Teams To Score has to be the way to go based on everything written above. We will alternatively back the fourth consecutive draw in H2H clashes between two fierce enemies in the Intercontinental derby.
Fenerbahce vs Galatasaray: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.61 (8/13)
Draw @ 3.50 (5/2).