Galatasaray vs Gaziantep
Turkey – Süper Lig
Date: Saturday, 12 September 2020
Kick-off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Türk Telekom Stadyumu.
The Lions have been one of the best teams in the competition for the past several years, and they were reigning champions coming into the last season.
However, against expectations, they did not have a great campaign in 2019-20 (according to their standards), and instead had to settle for a top-tier spot. They still did manage to qualify for the Europa League though.
As such, they are determined to make amends this year, and will consider anything less than the Super Lig crown as an underachievement.
Moving on, considering that competition is far more severe this season in the Turkish top flight, Fatih Terim’s men do not have the luxury to drop points. They need to secure the win at any cost this weekend at the Türk Telekom Stadyumu.
Considering the fact that the Lions have a 100% unbeaten record against this rival, who had been promoted to the top flight just a season before – expect Galatasaray to emerge victorious this weekend.
Galatasaray vs Gaziantep: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Terim’s men had scored two or more goals in 100% of encounters so far.
- They have a perfect unbeaten record against this rival over the years.
- 100% of encounters at this stadium had five or more goals.
- The latest match-up at this stadium had ended with teams sharing the spoils – as the game ended 3-3.
Galatasaray vs Gaziantep: Prediction
The Lions are former champions of the competition, and are easily one of the very best teams in the league. They did miss out on the title the last year, but this time around they are determined to have that crown back.
Likely, they need to set a tone for their campaign early itself, and a huge win in the opening match-up would be a perfect start to their season.
It helps that they are at home, and that they are taking on a team that were promoted at the end of 2018-19 season.
Not just that – but Terim’s men also do have a 100% unbeaten record in h2h clashes in the past, and they have also scored two or more goals in every single such game – disregarding one fixture.
And finally, also note that they were unbeaten in 17 of the preceding 18 home appearances, and this sole loss had come against one of the best teams in the league in 2019-20 – Trabzonspor.
On the other hand, Marius Sumudica’s men were winless in 14 of their preceding 15 road trips.
Taking into account all these observations, expect a Galatasaray win this weekend.
Galatasaray vs Gaziantep: Betting Tips
Galatasaray to Win @ 1.50 (1/2)
To Score in First Half: Galatasaray @ 1.60 (3/5).