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Giresunspor arrive at Nef Stadyumu on Saturday for the Super Lig game with home side Galatasaray.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Galatasaray v Giresunspor can be seen below (including the best match odds).
Galatasaray will be looking for another win after the 2-0 Super Lig victory vs Antalyaspor.
In that game, Galatasaray had 50% possession and 19 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. For Galatasaray, the goalscorers were Sofiane Feghouli (45') and Kerem Aktürkoğlu (52'). Antalyaspor had 12 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target.
Under three goals per match were scored during 5 of the past 6 fixtures where Galatasaray have been involved. With regard to the goal weighting during that period, opposing sides scored a total of 6 and Galatasaray managed the sum of 5. Despite that, we will just have to wait and see whether such a trend might persist in this game.
Since suffering a loss in their previous game against Hatayspor in Super Lig competition, Giresunspor will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that game, Giresunspor had 52% possession and 16 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Hatayspor had 9 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Ayoub El Kaabi (81') was the scorer for Hatayspor.
The stats don’t lie, and Giresunspor have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 7 goals in all. At the back, Giresunspor seem to have a bit of a soft underbelly.
Ahead of this meeting, Giresunspor are without an away win for the past 2 league matches.
Head to head
The last league contest featuring these clubs was Super Lig match day 1 on 16/08/2021 and the score finished Giresunspor 0-2 Galatasaray.
That day, Giresunspor had 36% possession and 7 shots on goal with 1 on target.
For their opponents, Galatasaray got 10 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. Mbaye Diagne (31') and Alexandru Cicâldău (45') scored.
The referee was Erkan Özdamar.
Team News: Galatasaray
Fernando Muslera (Cruciate ligament stretch), Patrick van Aanholt (Corona virus), Mbaye Diagne (Femoral Fracture), Taylan Antalyali (Corona virus), Omar Elabdellaoui (Fitness), Sofiane Feghouli (Muscle bruise), Fatih Öztürk (Corona virus) and Alpaslan Öztürk (Corona virus) are not available for Galatasaray gaffer Fatih Terim. Players who are serving a ban and are therefore ineligible to play are Mostafa Mohamed, Omar Elabdellaoui and Sofiane Feghouli.
Team News: Giresunspor
Giresunspor manager Hakan Keleş has to choose a team with limited availability. Emre Tasdemir (Unknown Injury) and Erol Can Akdag (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will miss out on this game. Souleymane Doukara is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
In this match, Galatasaray will probably get amongst the goals against Giresunspor, who may well find it hard to score.
Our selection here is for a 2-0 margin for Galatasaray come full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Nef Stadyumu (52,223)
Captain: Fernando Muslera
Chairman: Burak Elmas
Manager: Fatih Terim
Competitions: Super Lig position 10, Europa League Qualifiers (Play-Offs)
🔑 Star Man: Mostafa Mohamed
Usually used in the Striker position, Mostafa Mohamed was born in Giza, Egypt. After having played his first senior match for Galatasaray in the 2020 - 2021 season, the skilful Forward has managed to score 5 league goals in the Süper Lig 2021 - 2022 campaign to date coming from a total of 17 appearances.