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Fatih Karagümrük are the guests at Türk Telekom Stadyumu on Saturday for the Super Lig game with home side Galatasaray.
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Galatasaray will be looking to improve on their last outing here after the 3-0 Super Lig loss in their previous game against Hatayspor.
In that game, Galatasaray managed 59% possession and 2 attempts at goal with 0 on target. Hatayspor got 4 shots on goal with 3 on target. Mame Biram Diouf (21', 72') and Rúben Ribeiro (29') scored for Hatayspor.
At least three goals per game have been seen in 5 of the last 6 meetings where Galatasaray have taken part. Opposition teams scored 11 times in these games whereas Cimbom managed to get a total of 11. Such a pattern won’t necessarily be continued here, of course.
Heading into this fixture, Galatasaray are without a home win in the past 2 league matches.
Fatih Karagümrük come into this encounter after a 1-0 Super Lig win over Hatayspor in their previous game.
In that game, Fatih Karagümrük managed 63% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. The only player to score for Fatih Karagümrük was Artur Sobiech (70'). On the other side, Hatayspor got 10 shots on goal with 4 on target.
A sequence of reliable displays by the Fatih Karagümrük defence has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded standing at 4 from their last 6 fixtures in total. During the same period, the number of goals that they have scored themselves amounts to 6.
Going into this one, Fatih Karagümrük haven’t won away from home in the past 4 league games.
Head to head
The last league contest featuring these clubs was Super Lig match day 13 on 18/12/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Fatih Karagümrük 2-1 Galatasaray.
The referee was Mustafa Öğretmenoğlu.
Team News: Galatasaray
Arda Turan (Thigh Muscle Strain), Martin Linnes (Groin Strain) and Taylan Antalyali (Corona virus) won’t be playing for Galatasaray boss Fatih Terim. Players who are serving a ban and are therefore ineligible to play are Henry Onyekuru and Omar Elabdellaoui.
Team News: Fatih Karagümrük
Karagümrük boss Francesco Farioli has to choose a team with limited availability. Lucas Biglia (Corona virus), Fabio Borini (Corona virus) and Alparslan Erdem (Cruciate Ligament Surgery) won’t be making appearances. Players who are serving a ban and are therefore ineligible to play are Bojan Saranov and Emre Colak.
We’re inclined to think that Galatasaray should dominate possession and create several successful chances.
At the other end, Fatih Karagümrük will be up against it to score although we do think it’s probable that they will be hitting back at some stage.
We’re therefore expecting to see a 3-1 winning score for Galatasaray after 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 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: Radamel Falcao
Usually taking up the Striker position, Radamel Falcao was born in Santa Marta, Colombia. After having made a senior debut playing for River Plate in the 2004 - 2005 season, the goalscoring Forward has netted 8 league goals in this Süper Lig 2020 - 2021 season to date from a total of 14 appearances.