Trabzonspor vs Galatasaray
Turkey – Super Lig
Date: Saturday, 1 September 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Medical Park Stadyumu, Trabzon.
The reigning champions began their title defense quest in a strong fashion, winning each of three opening games of the new Super Lig campaign.
Can they maintain the perfect record on Saturday evening when Cimbom travel to Medical Park Stadyumu to take on Trabzon in one of the most exciting clashes of the Matchday no 4?
The hosts bounced back from the opening defeat against Istanbul Basaksehir by clinching four points from following two ties with Sivasspor and Ankaragucu.
The head coach Unal Karaman can be happy with how his men reacted, particularly in the final third as Karadeniz Firtinasi notched a five five-goal tally in the process.
Colombian forward Hugo Rodallega was mainly responsible for the finishing touch as he bagged three of team’s five goals and he will certainly be a big threat to Galata’s goal on the occasion.
Trabzonspor vs Galatasaray: Head-to-head
Cimbom were the more successful outfit over the course of history, but the most recent trend speaks in Trabzon’s favour.
Karadeniz Firtinasi won three of last four head to head contests with Galata, including last two games at Medical Park Stadyumu.
The two sides took home wins in the previous term of the Super Lig.
Trabzonspor vs Galatasaray: Prediction
Fatih Terim’s men instilled some confidence into them by bagging as many as six goals in the drubbing of Alanyaspor on Monday evening.
Midfielder Emre Akbaba was particularly inspired by bagging a brace, while striker Eren Derdiyok also continued with his fine displays at the start of the season netting his second goal of the campaign.
The clash with Trabzon will be a much tougher test for Galata and we’ll skip away win bets at the 2.00 odds knowing that Cimbom suffered losses in last two visits to Medical Park Stadyumu.
Backing goals is a much better betting option as both teams were thriving up front in recent outings. Over 2.5 goals FT & BTTS is paid at 1.83, while you can alternatively shoot for Trabzon to net two or more goals at 2.37.
Trabzonspor vs Galatasaray: Bet Tips
Over 2.5 goals FT & BTTS @ 1.83 (5/6)
Trabzonspor Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.40 (7/5).