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Giresunspor will face off against visiting opponents Galatasaray at Çotanak Stadyumu in this Super Lig meeting on Saturday.
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Giresunspor will play in this game coming off the back of a 1-1 Super Lig tied result versus Adana Demirspor.
In that match, Giresunspor managed 25% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Giresunspor was Riad Bajić (13'). Adana Demirspor got 31 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. Badou N'Diaye (84') was the scorer for Adana Demirspor.
It has been a rare occasion in recent times where Giresunspor haven’t conceded. The reality is that Giresunspor have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 games, leaking 9 goals in the process.
Coming into this fixture, Giresunspor have not been beaten in the league by Galatasaray in their last 2 games.
Galatasaray come into this match after a 2-1 Super Lig win vs Antalyaspor in their last game.
In that game, Galatasaray had 59% possession and 20 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. The only player to score for Galatasaray was Mauro Icardi (50'). For their opponents, Antalyaspor got 7 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. Luiz Adriano (55') and Sherel Floranus (59' Own goal) scored for Antalyaspor.
In their previous half-dozen clashes, Galatasaray have amassed a tally of 15 goals. Galatasaray have also scored on each one of those occasions. During that period, they have seen 4 goals go against them. That being said, it remains to be seen if that pattern shall continue on here in this game.
Head to head
The last league meeting between the two was Super Lig match day 2 on 13/08/2022 which finished with the scoreline of Galatasaray 0-1 Giresunspor.
In that match, Galatasaray managed 66% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target.
On the other side, Giresunspor had 5 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Borja Sainz (76', 76') scored.
The match was refereed by Kadir Sağlam.
Team News: Giresunspor
Almost everyone can be considered, as there’s just the sole fitness concern for the Giresunspor gaffer Hakan Keleş to contend with thanks to an almost full-strength group of players. Sergen Picinciol (Unknown Injury) is out of contention. The players who will not be able to play in this game through being suspended are Alexis Pérez, Robert Mejía and Jorman Campuzano.
Team News: Galatasaray
Thanks to a mainly available group of players, there is just the sole fitness worry for the Galatasaray manager Okan Buruk to be concerned with. Mathias Ross (Fitness) won’t be in action. Abdülkerim Bardakci will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
We feel that Giresunspor have the capability to breach the defence of this Galatasaray lineup, however a single goal probably won’t quite be good enough.
Therefore, we’re predicting a 1-2 winning margin for Galatasaray at the end of this one. Let’s wait and see how it plays out.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Çotanak Stadyumu (22,028)
Captain: Onurcan Piri
Chairman: Hakan Karaahmet
Manager: Hakan Keleş
Competitions: Super Lig position 12
⭐ Star Man: Borja Sainz
Usually played in the Left Wing position, Borja Sainz was born in Leioa, Spain. After having played his first senior match for Alaves in the 2019 - 2020 season, the gifted Forward has scored a sum of 6 league goals in this Süper Lig 2022 - 2023 season to date in 18 appearances.