Karabukspor vs Galatasaray
Turkish Super Lig
Date: Saturday 21st January, 2017
Kick-off: 16:00 UK / 17:00 CET
Venue: Dr. Necmettin Seyhoglu Stadium, Karabuk.
Galatasaray have opened the New Year with a super important away win at Konyaspor last weekend. The Lions thus climbed up to 3rd position having taken five wins in last six league matches. They will have a nice opportunity to keep the good form going since they will be visiting struggling Karabukspor in the 18th round of the competition on Saturday afternoon.
The Swiss striker Eren Derdiyok seems to have caught the right form as he scored two goals in last four matches for Galatasaray to become the team’s leading scorer with seven goals so far in the season.
Karabukspor are a typical defensively oriented team. They certainly do know how to park the bus and this kind of scenario is just what we are expecting to see in their match with Galata. The team led by Igor Tudor finally managed to claim three points last weekend when they took a narrow 1-0 win over Akhisar Belediye. Karabuk kept clean sheets in three of their last five home matches, but they suffered defeats against two stronger opponents (Basaksehir and Alanyaspor).
Karabukspor vs Galatasaray: Head-to-Head Stats
Galata were absolutely dominant in head to head stats winning 11 out of 16 matches with Karabuk. The Lions took three wins in a row including the first round’s match of the new season when Eren Derdiyok broke the deadlock in the 4th minute of the added time.
Karabukspor vs Galatasaray: Prediction
This will be a tough one for Galata, but we expect them to come on top and claim yet another huge three points. We don’t see the hosts scoring here, so the second bet will be Galata to keep a clean sheet at huge value 2/1 odds.
Karabukspor vs Galatasaray: Betting Tips
Galatasaray to win at 11/10 (2.10)
Galatasaray to keep a clean sheet 2/1 (3.00).