Galatasaray vs Kayserispor
Turkish Super Lig
Date: Monday, 14th August 2017
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Türk Telekom Arena, Istanbul.
The title contender Galatasaray will square off with Kayserispor in the opening round of the season in which they must justify the expectations. The pressure on the ‘great three’ in Turkey is huge at the moment, and Galatasaray have a mountain to climb in order to regain their glory.
Galatasaray lost Podolski and Sneijder during the transfer window, so rebuilding the attack will last. The hosts endured the shameful UEFA Europa League exit on their first step as Swedish Ostersunds bested them in the first leg 2-0, followed by a draw in Istanbul.
During the preseason, Galata only managed to beat two Hungarian teams DVTK and Gyirmot SE and Turkish Eskisehirspor.
The visitors had a dynamic preseason. They seem to prefer an attacking style and they will most likely look to score a goal more than the opponent. Kayserispor scored and conceded at least a goal in each game. They faced Czech Brno who beat them 1-2; then they settled for a 2-2 draw with Italian Udinese. Their sole preseason victory was the 4-2 triumph over Hannover, and they concluded their preparatory period with the 1-1 draw with Al Duhail.
Galatasaray vs Kayserispor: Head-to-head
Galatasaray will be looking for revenge as Kayserispor grabbed the 1-2 victory at Türk Telekom Arena last season, while grabbing a point on the home turf. In the last five games, Galata managed to beat Kayserispor only once.
Galatasaray vs Kayserispor: Prediction
Kayserispor have been causing problems for Galatasaray recently and taking the preseason of both teams, this one could go either way. Kayseri will most likely score against weak Galatasaray’s defense, but the hosts are also likely to do so. The visitors seem a bit underrated here, so opting for Asian Handicap market is the optimal choice.
Galatasaray vs Kayserispor: Bet Tips
The first bet will be Kayserispor +1 Asian Handicap at the odds of 1.90 @ Bet365.
If you prefer higher risk and reward you can go for Both Teams to Score in the 1st half at the odds of 3.85 @ Unibet.