Galatasaray vs Konyaspor
Turkey – Super Lig
Date: Sunday, 25 August 2019
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Türk Telekom Arena (Istanbul).
Galatasaray is the reigning champion of the competition and simply was on another level in 2018-19. They were given an intense chase to the league crown by Basaksehir, but the former prevailed in the fierce race.
This time around though, the defending title-holders have failed to begin on song. They were beaten soundly on the road, and by a newly-promoted Denizlipsor nonetheless. The loss has definitely shaken the players into action, and we can count on them to respond this Sunday, and especially since they are at home.
On that account, Konyaspor will have to be on their guard, as the hosts will be keen to make a statement and let everyone know that the defeat in the opener was just a one-time thing.
Galatasaray vs Konyaspor Head-to-head (h2h)
- Gala has registered the last 21 wins in a row.
- In fact, the last Konyaspor won a tie was in 2003.
- The hosts are unbeaten at this venue.
- 12 of the last 15 encounters at this stadium saw the hosts scoring two or more goals.
Galatasaray vs Konyaspor Prediction
The defending champions are on a six-game winning run at their home and scored two or more goals in six of their last seven appearances there. They also kept clean sheets in six of their last nine home ties.
On the other hand, Konyaspor is winless in their former six road trips and was so in 11 of their previous 12. In addition, they have been able to post just a single goal from their last five away ties combined.
Importantly, Galatasaray has registered last 21 h2h wins in a row, and the last they lost against this opponent was back in 2003. Also, the title-holders are unbeaten at their home against this rival and scored twice or more in 12 of their last 15 clashes at this venue.
By all means, expect the hosts to bounce back, and make a definitive statement this weekend.
Galatasaray vs Konyaspor Betting Tips
Galatasaray to Win @ 1.44 (4/9)
To Score in First Half: Galatasaray @ 1.50 (1/2).