The Super Lig tie at Türk Telekom Stadyumu on Monday sees home side Galatasaray ready themselves for the visit of Kayserispor.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Galatasaray v Kayserispor game - plus the latest betting odds.
Galatasaray, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 1-2 Super Lig triumph against Sivasspor.
For Galatasaray, goals were scored by Younès Belhanda (19') and Arda Turan (48'). Caner Osmanpaşa (76') scored for Sivasspor.
It’s been seldom in recent times that Galatasaray have kept a clean sheet. The facts show that Cimbom have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, leaking 7 goals on the way.
Coming into this meeting, Galatasaray have not lost a league tie with Kayserispor in their previous 6 games.
After tasting defeat last time out to Hatayspor in Super Lig competition, Kayserispor will be hoping to turn things around here.
Mame Biram Diouf (64') was the scorer for Hatayspor.
The stats tell the story, and Kayserispor have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 10 goals in all. At the back, Anadolu Yıldızı could really do with shoring things up. That aside, we must now wait to see if that trend might be sustained in this upcoming game or not.
Heading into this contest, Kayserispor haven't beaten Galatasaray in away games against them for the last 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
An inspection of their past head to head results going back to 14/08/2017 tells us that these encounters have not been happy ones for Kayserispor. They’ve not managed to get themselves any wins at all while Galatasaray have remained in the ascendancy, finishing as winners in 100% of those matches.
A lot of goals were also scored during this period, 26 in all which averages out at 4.33 goals per match.
The previous league game between these clubs was Super Lig match day 20 on 02/02/2020 which ended up with the score at Galatasaray 4-1 Kayserispor.
The referee was Zorbay Küçük.
Team News: Galatasaray
Falcao (Thigh Muscle Strain), Ryan Babel (Corona virus), Emre Tasdemir (Groin Strain), Omar Elabdellaoui (Corona virus), Arda Turan (Corona virus), Okan Kocuk (Corona virus), Younès Belhanda (Corona virus) and Fernando Muslera (Tibia and Fibula Fracture) won’t be able to feature for Galatasaray manager Fatih Terim. Valentine Ozornwafor cannot play in this game through suspension.
Team News: Kayserispor
Kayserispor boss Bayram Bektaş has not got a full squad to pick from. Ilhan Depe (Intraarticular ligament crack in the ankle), Nurettin Korkmaz (Unknown Injury), Wilfried Kanga (Unknown Injury), Pedro Henrique (Muscle Injury), Ömer Uzun (Torn Meniscus) and Harrison Manzala (Unknown Injury) will not be playing here. Daniel Avramovski cannot play in this game through suspension.
Galatasaray will probably dominate possession and create several successful chances.
In contrast, Kayserispor may well struggle to score themselves although we do reckon that they could well end up managing to get on the scoresheet as well here.
Our tip is for a decent 3-1 margin for Galatasaray at full-time.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Türk Telekom Stadyumu (52,223)
Captain: Arda Turan
Chairman: Mustafa Cengiz
Manager: Fatih Terim
Competitions: Super Lig position 3, Europa League Qualifiers (Play-Offs)
⭐ Star Man: Younès Belhanda
Customarily deployed in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Younès Belhanda was born in Avignon, France. Having played his first senior match for Montpellier in the 2009 - 2010 season, the skilful Midfielder has netted 2 league goals in the Süper Lig 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in a total of 7 appearances.