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The Super Lig match at Nef Stadyumu on Friday will see hosts Galatasaray lock horns with Konyaspor.
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Galatasaray, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 2-3 Super Lig victory over Kasimpasa.
In that match, Galatasaray had 63% possession and 22 shots at goal with 6 on target. For Galatasaray, the goalscorers were Bafétimbi Gomis (20') and Kerem Aktürkoğlu (50', 69'). Kasimpasa had 13 attempts at goal with 7 on target. Stéphane Bahoken (16') and Sadık Çiftpınar (90') scored for Kasimpasa.
Their more recent scorelines really do illustrate the point that quality has been evident in the Galatasaray defence. Galatasaray have given the opposition little, resulting in the total number of goals that have flown into the back of their net over the course of their past 6 games standing at 4.
Konyaspor will come into the game following a 1-0 Super Lig win to defeat Hatayspor in their last fixture.
In that game, Konyaspor managed 46% possession and 13 shots at goal with 6 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Konyaspor was Bruno Paz (66'). Hatayspor had 6 shots on goal with 1 of them on target.
The trend of at least one team drawing a blank in games featuring Konyaspor has become noticeable recently. Looking at their last 6 meetings reveals that this has happened 5 times. During those clashes, opposing sides have hit a goal aggregate of 4 while Konyaspor have scored 9. We will have to see whether or not that trend will be sustained into this next match.
Ahead of this clash, Konyaspor are unbeaten in their previous 4 away league matches.
Head to head
A review of their most recent head-to-head meetings stretching back to 25/08/2019 shows us that Galatasaray have won 3 of them & Konyaspor 2, with the number of draws being 1.
A combined total of 16 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 9 of them for Cimbom and 7 belonging to Konyaspor. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.67.
The previous league clash featuring these sides was Super Lig match day 28 on 05/03/2022 when the final score was Konyaspor 2-0 Galatasaray.
That time, Konyaspor managed 45% possession and 12 shots at goal with 6 on target. Goals were scored by Ahmed Hassan (7') and Amar Rahmanović (21').
For their opponents, Galatasaray had 11 attempts at goal with 5 on target.
The referee was Ali Şansalan.
Team News: Galatasaray
There is just one fitness concern for the Galatasaray boss Okan Buruk to contend with from an otherwise fully-primed set of players. Juan Mata (Fitness) won’t play.
Team News: Konyaspor
Konyaspor manager İlhan Palut has to currently contend with reduced team options. Amilton (Unknown Injury) and Ogulcan Ülgün (Torn Meniscus) are those who can’t be considered.
For this match, we think that Galatasaray should fashion enough chances to find the net more than once while possibly not conceding when they line up against Konyaspor, who might well find it a difficult task to score.
We can therefore see a fairly comfortable 2-0 victory for Galatasaray at the end of the match.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Nef Stadyumu (52,280)
Captain: Fernando Muslera
Chairman: Dursun Özbek
Manager: Okan Buruk
Competitions: Super Lig position 7
⭐ Star Player: Bafétimbi Gomis
Usually used in the Striker position, Bafétimbi Gomis was born in La Seyne-sur-Mer, France. After having made a senior debut playing for St Etienne in the 2003 - 2004 season, the accomplished Forward has contributed 4 league goals in this Süper Lig 2022 - 2023 season to date in a total of 6 appearances.