Galatasaray vs Akhisarspor
Turkey – Cup
Date: Wednesday, 18 April 2018
Kick-Off at 18:30 UK
Venue: Turk Telekom Stadyumu (Istanbul).
Galata clinched a highly-important victory in the weekend’s direct clash for the first place in the Super Lig standings. They saw off city rivals Istanbul Basaksehir 2-0 at Turk Telekom Stadyumu to overtake them and bring destiny into thir own hands in five remaining matches of the season.
Furthermore, the team led by Fatih Terim has a great chance to make it to the cup final. Cimbom took a 1-2 victory in the first leg of the semifinal tie with Akhisarspor and only a miracle can prevent them from making it to the final.
Even though Terim will likely make some changes to the lineup he sent on the pitch on Sunday, we must see Cimbom as massive favourites for the win here. Galatasaray won 15 consecutive matches at Turk Telekom Stadyumu in all competitions and they will be up against the struggling opposition here on Wednesday.
Galatasaray vs Akhisarspor: Head-to-head
Akigo have never been a tricky rival to Galatasaray.
Cimbom won 13, drew 2 and lost 1 of 16 head to head ties with Akhisarspor.
Additionally, Galata won seven and drew one of 8 home meetings against Akhisarspor.
Galatasaray vs Akhisarspor: Prediction
The visitors were pretty vulnerable at the back in their recent set of matches. They conceded three goals in each of back-to-back defeats to Alanyaspor and Besiktas. The teal led by Okan Buruk will come into this of the back of three consecutive losses in Super Lig.
Terim should, however, be careful since Buruk’s men proved they can make an upset on their day beating Fenerbahce 2-3 on the road a month ago. Nonetheless, it’s really hard to see Akigo doing much here knowing that Galatasaray scored two or more goals in each of last 15 home matches across competitions.
You can back the hosts to maintain such an impressive trend at the 1.44 odds here. Braver tipsters will fancy Galatasaray to win by two or more goals at the odds of 2.05.
Galatasaray vs Akhisarspor: Bet Tips
Galatasaray Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.44
Galatasaray -1.5 handicap @ 2.05