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Galatasaray will face off against visitors Gençlerbirliği at Türk Telekom Stadyumu in the Super Lig tie on Saturday.
All Galatasaray v Gençlerbirliği game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below - plus the latest match odds.
Galatasaray will be hoping to return to winning ways here after a 4-3 Super Lig defeat in their last game at the hands of Konyaspor.
For Galatasaray, goals were scored by Mbaye Diagne (45', 77') and Oğulcan Çağlayan (94'). Erdon Daci (41', 46'), Uğur Demirok (82') and Artem Kravets (92') scored for Konyaspor.
Fatih Terim's Galatasaray have celebrated scoring a sum total of 12 times in their prior 6 outings. The comparative number of goals that have been scored against them in those same games is 7.
Taking a look at their past results, Galatasaray:
- haven't lost in the league to Gençlerbirliği in their last 2 matches.
- are unbeaten in their last 5 league matches at home.
Gençlerbirliği come into this clash following on from a 3-1 Super Lig win in the defeat of Hatayspor in their most recent match.
For Gençlerbirliği, the goalscorers were Robert Piris Da Motta (45', 54') and Giovanni Sio (84'). Aaron Boupendza (25') scored for Hatayspor.
The numbers tell their own story, and Gençlerbirliği have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 8 goals in total. In defence, Ankara Rüzgârı have seen their frailties exposed. We will have to see whether or not that trend will be continued on into this next match.
Looking at their past form shows that Gençlerbirliği:
- have not won against Galatasaray in games played away from home for the previous 6 matches in the league. They'll be keen to stop this run.
- have not won away from home in their last 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking over their most recent head-to-head clashes dating back to 15/10/2016 shows us that Galatasaray have won 4 of these and Gençlerbirliği 1, with the number of drawn matches being 1.
In all, 16 goals were scored between them in this period, with 12 of them for Cimbom and 4 for Ankara Rüzgârı. The average goals per game has been 2.67.
The last league game featuring these sides was Super Lig match day 24 on 01/03/2020 when the final score was Galatasaray 3-0 Gençlerbirliği.
The referee was Arda Kardeşler.
Team News: Galatasaray
Falcao (Thigh muscle rupture), Omar Elabdellaoui (Eye Injury), Sofiane Feghouli (Thigh Muscle Strain), Oghenekaro Etebo (Thigh Muscle Strain) and Fernando Muslera (Fitness) are not available for Galatasaray manager Fatih Terim. Players who are serving a ban and are therefore ineligible to play are Batuhan Sen, Ömer Bayram and Emre Kilinc.
Team News: Gençlerbirliği
Owing to a completely healthy squad to choose from, Gençlerbirliği boss Mustafa Kaplan has no fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this clash.
We believe that Galatasaray will likely score more than once when they face Gençlerbirliği, who won’t find it easy getting on the scoresheet.
We reckon that it will be a comfortable 2-0 margin for Galatasaray after 90 minutes.
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: Arda Turan
Chairman: Mustafa Cengiz
Manager: Fatih Terim
Competitions: Super Lig position 4, Europa League Qualifiers (Play-Offs)
🔑 Key Player: Emre Kılınç
Typically playing in the Left Attacking Midfielder position, Emre Kılınç was born in Sakayra, Turkey. After having played his first senior match for Sivasspor in the 2017 - 2018 season, the skilful Midfielder has accumulated 3 league goals in the Süper Lig 2020 - 2021 season to date in 15 appearances.