Galatasaray vs Goztepe
Turkey – Super Lig
Date: Saturday, 18 July 2020
Kick-off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Türk Telekom Stadyumu.
The Lions are the defending champions of the competition, but this season they have been far less impressive. Not only are they going through a long winless run at the moment, but they are placed outside of the direct-qualification spots even to the Europa.
However, they still are in possession of the fifth position – which could let them an entry into the Europa qualifiers. With just four games remaining, they are desperate to hold on to the spot.
It helps that they are taking on another squad that has been struggling for some time to deliver a quality performance. Considering the desperation of Fatih Terim’s men, and their h2h domination over Ilhan Palut’s men, count on a Galatasaray win this weekend.
Galatasaray vs Goztepe: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Lions had recorded nine of the previous eleven wins.
- They have conceded a total of two goals from the previous six games.
- Since 2002, they have lost just once in h2h match-ups.
- At this venue, the hosts have a 100% winning record since 1999.
- The hosts have scored a total of 13 goals from the past five fixtures at this stadium.
Galatasaray vs Goztepe: Prediction
Terim’s men are easily the favorites this Saturday. They are the reigning champions of the league, and at present are desperate for points – as their European participation for next season depends on it.
It helps that Palut’s men are one of the worst teams in the competition at the moment. They are on a six-game winless run, and were winless in ten of their preceding eleven overall games. Keep note that they had also lost seven of their past ten fixtures.
On the road, they are on a four-match losing run, and had lost eight of their former eleven trips as well. Most importantly, the Lions had won nine of the last eleven h2h clashes, and they have lost just once against this foe since 2002.
Moreover, at this stadium, the hosts have a 100% winning record over the years. Considering all these factors, expect Galatasaray to post the much-needed three points this Saturday.
Galatasaray vs Goztepe: Betting Tips
Galatasaray to Win @ 1.50 (1/2)
To Score in First Half: Galatasaray @ 1.67 (2/3).