Galatasaray vs Sivasspor
Turkish Super Lig
Date: Sunday, 23 December 2018
Kick-Off at 16:00 UK / 17:00 CET
Venue: Turk Telekom Stadyumu (Istanbul).
Galatasaray host Sivasspor in one of the most interesting ties of the Matchday No 17 in Super Lig on Sunday afternoon. The hosts head into it as favourites, but they will have to work hard to snatch spoils against an in-form opposition here.
Yigidos are flying high under the new manager Hakan Keles of late. He took charge in November and brought an instant effect as the team won four and drew one of past five matches under his guidance. Keles did an exceptional work on improving team’s defensive displays as Sivasspor were extremely tough to break down in recent fixtures.
The visitors kept three consecutive clean sheets in Supper Lig and they managed to beat the likes of Besiktas and Istanbul Basaksehir of late. The most recent of successes came last weekend when Yigidos demolished Ankaragucu 4-0 at home. Former Real Madrid and Manchester Cit star Robinho stole the show by completing a brace on the occasion. He is team’s top scorer with six goals to his name so far in the season.
Galatasaray vs Sivasspor: Head-to-head
Galata lead the head to head tie by 10 wins coming into the landmark 30th meeting with Yigidos.
We have to mention that the Lions have completely dominated this match-up in fixtures at Turk Telekom Stadyumu where they won 13, drew 1 and lost 1 of 15 games against Sivasspor.
Nevertheless, Yigidos came on top when the two teams last played each other in early-February this year (2-1 at home).
Galatasaray vs Sivasspor: Prediction
The Lions dropped out of top four in the league ladder after a streak of four straight games without a win in Super Lig. They’ve really been in poor touch lately winning just one of past eight outings in all competitions. Galata shipped at least a goal in each of these eight fixtures.
Knowing about Sivass’ impressive attacking form, we do find the value with the visitors to leave Turk Telekom Stadyumu unbeaten at the sky-high 2.25 odds.
The BTTS option is also worth backing at 1.72.
Galatasaray vs Sivasspor: Bet Tips
Sivasspor or Draw @ 2.25 (5/4)
BTTS @ 1.72 (8/11).