Galatasaray vs Akhisarspor
Turkey – Super Cup
Date: Sunday, 5 August 2018
Kick-Off at 18:45 UK / 19:45 CET
Venue: Konya Buyuksehir Belediye Stadyumu, Konya.
Akhisarspor made two massive upsets en route to the Turkish Cup title last season, dispatching both Galatasaray and Fenerbahce in the process.
It was their first ever Cup trophy which earned Akigo the right to enjoy the debut appearance in the Turkish Super Cup clash.
The opposition comes in the likes of Galatasaray who managed to clinch the Super Lig silverware after a huge battle with fellow Istanbul rivals in the previous term.
Fatih Terim enters the new season with similarly high ambitions, but his men’s displays in the pre-season were all but encouraging.
Cimbom lost matches to PSV, Valencia and AEK Athens, conceding as many as eight goals along the way. Wins came against much weaker rivals Sakaryaspor and Club Africain.
Akhisar did not enjoy a much better run either, but they at least managed to hold English Premier League outfit Leicester City to a draw beside losses to Lokomotiv Moscow and Al Hilal during the preparations period.
Galatasaray vs Akhisarspor: Head-to-head
Cimbom won 14, drew 2 and lost 2 of 18 head to head games with Akhisarspor.
Galata won seven and lost just one of nine home matches with Akigo.
Galatasaray came on top in three of four H2H games in the last season, but Akhisar still managed to eliminate them in the cup semi-final.
Galatasaray vs Akhisarspor: Prediction
Defender Maicon notched a brace for Galatasaray in the last friendly on Tuesday evening (2-3 loss to AEK Athens).
Bafetimbi Gomis failed to do much up front, just as new acquisition Henry Onyekuru who arrived this summer from Anderlecht. This dup is expected to lead the line for Cimbom in the first official game of the season, the one they head into as favourites regarding the overall H2H trend in matches with Akigo.
Akhisar’s defense shipped three goals to Asian side Al Hilal seven days ago and it’s hard to believe they can do much to harm Galatasaray in the Super Cup final.
Galata’s win is paid at the odds of 1.50, while you can also back Terim’s troops to net two or more goals on the occasion at the odds of 1.53.
Galatasaray vs Akhisarspor: Bet Tips
Galatasaray to win @ 1.50
Galatasaray Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.53.