Galatasaray vs Ankaragucu
Turkey – Super Lig.
Date: Saturday, 19th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET
Venue: Türk Telekom Arena (Istanbul).
The current champions will need a win to reduce the points between them and the toppers Basaksehir. They will face Ankaragucu at Istanbul on Saturday with that goal.
Yellow-Reds are having tough competition even for the second spot in the table at present. They are 5th in the table, they will have to fight hard to at least get into a Europa League spot. The champs are good at scoring but things at the back need to improve big time.
From their last 5 games in all competitions, they have only a win and a loss each. More than 2.5 goals were scored in 3 of those 5 matches and they couldn’t keep a clean sheet in their previous 9 matches in a row.
At home, they are on a 2 game unbeaten run but still, they conceded goals in their last 6 matches on the trot here too.
AG, on the other hand, are at the bottom half of the table after losing more than half of their 17 matches this season. Like most teams, they also are below average in terms of defensive strength but managed to score a goal per game as well.
From their previous 8 games in all competitions, they only have one win, while losing 6 of them. In 5 of those 8 matches, the score had more than 2.5 goals in total. Also, the team based on Ankara are winless in their last 4 matches on the road too.
The home side will be favorites going into this match and unless something out of the ordinary happened they will have the 3 points easily.
Galatasaray vs Ankaragucu: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Lions are on a 3 match win streak against these opponents across all venues.
- They have 3 wins and 2 defeats in the previous 5 h2h games between them.
- More than 2.5 goals were scored in the last 6 meetings between these two teams.
- Galatasaray has scored 2 or more goals in all those 6 matches.
- The hosts have won 4 and lost only once at this venue against Ankaragucu.
- Over 2.5 goals came in the recent 3 h2h between them at this ground.
Galatasaray vs Ankaragucu: Prediction
The hosts are unbeaten at home this season and are the only team to do so. They have scored 22 goals in those 9 home games and have been strong defensively too.
I don’t see that record to end on Saturday against a team who are on a 2 match losing streak on the road. So a bet can be placed on the hosts to win this game at both half time and full time with 1.87 odds.
Even though the Lions have been strong at home, they have given away silly goals too. Since they don’t have a clean sheet in the last 9 matches overall, we can bet on them to concede again in this upcoming match with 1.72 odds.
Galatasaray vs Ankaragucu: Betting Tips
HT/FT: Galatasaray/Galatasaray @ 1.87 (7/8).
Galatasaray: No clean sheet @ 1.72 (8/11).