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Galatasaray make the trip to Antakya Atatürk Stadyumu on Saturday for the Super Lig fixture with hosts Hatayspor.
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Hatayspor won’t want a repeat of their last result here after a 1-0 Super Lig loss in their previous game against Çaykur Rizespor.
In that game, Hatayspor managed 50% possession and 17 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. At the other end, Çaykur Rizespor had 17 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. Fernando Henrique Boldrin (71') scored for Çaykur Rizespor.
It has been seldom in recent times that Hatayspor have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. It will be a concern for them that Hatayspor have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, giving up 7 goals during that time. We will see whether or not that trend can be sustained into this next match.
Following on from a loss in their previous game against Çaykur Rizespor in Super Lig competition, Galatasaray will be aiming to make amends here.
In that game, Galatasaray had 62% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 6 on target. For Galatasaray, the goals were scored by DeAndre Yedlin (14') and Emre Akbaba (31'). At the other end, Çaykur Rizespor got 12 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. Braian Samudio (2'), Fernando Henrique Boldrin (41'), Milan Škoda (54'), Yassine Meriah (74' Own goal) and Fernando Andrade (93') scored for Çaykur Rizespor.
Demonstrating their predisposition for action-packed encounters, goals have been celebrated 20 times in the previous six matches in which Galatasaray have taken to the pitch, giving an average of 3.33 goals each fixture. Opposition teams have managed 8 of these goals.
Head to head
The last league meeting featuring these sides was Super Lig match day 11 on 05/12/2020 when the final score was Galatasaray 3-0 Hatayspor.
The referee was Erkan Özdamar.
Team News: Hatayspor
Soner Örnek (Unknown Injury), Yavuz Bugra Boyar (Inguinal Hernia), Jean-Claude Billong (Unknown Injury) and Selim Ilgaz (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be playing for Hatayspor boss Ömer Erdoğan. The players who will not be able to play in this game through being suspended are Alexandros Katranis and Youssouf Koné.
Team News: Galatasaray
Galatasaray manager Fatih Terim has a number of players out of action. Emre Kilinc (Corona virus), Kerem Aktürkoglu (Thigh Muscle Strain) and Taylan Antalyali (Corona virus) are names that won’t be on the team sheet. The players ineligible for this match because of suspension are Christian Luyindama, Marcão and DeAndre Yedlin.
We feel that over the course of the game, Hatayspor could find themselves up against it to score against this Galatasaray team who we think should score at least once to gain the upper hand.
We’re therefore predicting a very competitive game with a 0-1 winning score for Galatasaray at the end of the 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Antakya Atatürk Stadyumu (8,765)
Captain: Mesut Çaytemel
Chairman: Nihat Tazeaslan
Manager: Ömer Erdoğan
Competitions: Super Lig position 7
🔑 Key Man: Babajide David
Regularly taking up the Right Attacking Midfielder position, Babajide David was born in Nigeria. After having made a senior debut playing for FC Midtjylland in the 2015 - 2016 season, the talented Midfielder has netted 6 league goals in the Süper Lig 2020 - 2021 season so far from a total of 25 appearances.