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Galatasaray come up against visiting opponents Beşiktaş at Türk Telekom Stadyumu in this Super Lig game on Saturday.
Our Galatasaray v Beşiktaş tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below - plus the latest betting odds.
Galatasaray are hoping to win again after their last result, a 0-2 Super Lig victory versus Gençlerbirliği.
In that game, Galatasaray had 64% possession and 22 shots on goal with 10 of them on target. For Galatasaray, the goals were scored by Halil Dervişoğlu (44') and Emre Akbaba (53'). For their opponents, Gençlerbirliği got 5 shots at goal with 1 of them on target.
Galatasaray have been on a persistent run of goalscoring form, finding the back of the net every time they’ve gone out to play in their last 6 games.
They have managed to rack up 9 during that time while seeing the number of goals scored against them stand at 3.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Galatasaray:
- haven't beaten Beşiktaş in their previous 3 matches in the league.
- have not been beaten in their last 3 league matches at home.
Beşiktaş will go into the meeting after a 7-0 Super Lig win with the downing of Hatayspor in their most recent outing.
In that match, Beşiktaş managed 61% possession and 17 attempts at goal with 13 on target. For Beşiktaş, the scorers were Cyle Larin (11', 14', 55', 65'), Georges-Kévin Nkoudou (38') and Rıdvan Yılmaz (44'). At the other end, Hatayspor got 9 attempts at goal with 1 on target. Babajide David (2' Own goal) was the scorer for Hatayspor.
Demonstrating their penchant for high-scoring encounters, goals have been scored 26 times in the last 6 matches in which Beşiktaş have taken to the field, yielding a mean average of 4.33 goals each fixture. Opposition teams have hit 7 of this grand total. Putting that to one side, we will just have to wait and see if that trend might be sustained in this match or not.
Analysis of their past results shows that Beşiktaş:
- have not beaten Galatasaray in away games against them for the last 3 league games.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 3 away league matches.
Head to head
A glance at their past head to head meetings stretching back to 29/04/2018 shows that Galatasaray have won 2 of them & Beşiktaş 3, with the tally of drawn matches being 1.
A combined total of 8 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 4 of them for Cimbom and 4 created by Kara Kartallar. The average goals per game has been 1.33.
The last league game featuring these clubs was Super Lig match day 19 on 17/01/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Beşiktaş 2-0 Galatasaray.
The match was refereed by Cüneyt Çakır.
Team News: Galatasaray
There is just the sole fitness concern for the Galatasaray manager Fatih Terim to be concerned with from an otherwise fully-primed group. Oghenekaro Etebo (Corona virus) is out of contention. Omar Elabdellaoui cannot play in this game through suspension.
Team News: Beşiktaş
Beşiktaş manager Sergen Yalçın has a number of players out of action. Georges-Kevin N'Koudou (Thigh Muscle Strain), Bernard Mensah (Unknown Injury), Vincent Aboubakar (Hamstring Injury), Oguzhan Özyakup (Calf Strain), Ajdin Hasic (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Cenk Tosun (Patella rupture) can’t be considered. The players ineligible for this match because of suspension are Muhayer Oktay and Douglas.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that Beşiktaş and Galatasaray could find scoring goals difficult here.
A draw is a real possibility, as a clear-cut winner doesn’t appear to be obvious. We’re therefore anticipating a close game with a 0-0 scoreline when all is said and done.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Türk Telekom Stadyumu (52,223)
Captain: Fernando Muslera
Chairman: Mustafa Cengiz
Manager: Fatih Terim
Competitions: Super Lig position 2, Europa League Qualifiers (Play-Offs)
⭐ Key Man: Kerem Aktürkoğlu
Normally used in the Left Attacking Midfielder position, Kerem Aktürkoğlu was born in Kocaeli, Turkey. After having played his first senior match for Galatasaray in the 2020 - 2021 season, the accomplished Midfielder has struck 6 league goals in this Süper Lig 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in 24 appearances.