Galatasaray vs Bursaspor
Turkish Super Lig
Date: Friday, 19 October 2018
Kick-Off at 18:00 UK / 19:00 CET
Venue: Turk Telekom Stadyumu (Istanbul).
The Green Crocodiles notched their maiden victory of the campaign two weeks ago when Cengiz Meras goal made all the difference against fellow strugglers Ankaragucu. It was an important three-pointer which moved Bursa away from the drop zone. However, backing it up will be a mountain to climb for Samet Aybaba’s men who are to play the defending champions Galatasaray in the first fixture of the ninth Matchday on Friday evening at Turk Telekom Stadyumu.
Cimbom come into the game as heavy favourites following back-to-back wins over BB Erzurumspor and Antalyaspor. They are now once again three points clear at the top of the standings after losing two of three games in Super Lig beforehand.
Galatasaray vs Bursaspor: Head-to-head
Bursa have never been a tricky opposition to Galatasaray.
Cimbom lead the head to head tie by 38 wins coming into the 118th meeting with Bursaspor.
Galatasaray won seven and drew one of last eight encounters with the Green Crocodiles.
Bursa won only 4 and lost as many as 46 of 60 away matches against Cimbom.
Galatasaray vs Bursaspor: Prediction
Bursa notched just two goals in four away games this season and they are expected to struggle in the final third when they take on Galatasaray here. Cimbom were pretty tough to break down of late. They kept consecutive clean sheets in mentioned wins over Erzurumspor and Antalyaspor and they only allowed one goal away at Porto in Champions League.
Given Galata’s massive dominance in the H2H history, the home win looks even good at 1.40 and is worth backing as a banker bet. You can alternatively back Fatih Terim’s men to keep the third subsequent clean sheet in Super Lig at the odds of 2.20. Since Bursa were generally capable of keeping things tight at the back themselves lately, we’d also recommend the Under 3.5 goals FT pick at 1.50 odds.
Galatasaray vs Bursaspor: Bet Tips
Galatasaray to win @ 1.40 (2/5)
Galatasaray to keep a clean sheet @ 2.20 (6/5).